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Lesson35EmployeeTrainingAndCoaching - LESSON 35 EMPLOYEE...

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LESSON 35 EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND COACHING OVERVIEW: This Lesson covers topics in employee development from both the employee and employer perspective. There are three main areas of focus in this section: 1. Research and Resources, 2. Tools and Services, and 3. Organizations and Associations. Each of these topics are presented below in abstract form to present a clear idea of their contents in order to quickly assess the usefulness of the information. After reading this lesson you will be able to 1. Explain Employee Development 2. Know why employee development is significant 3. What should employee development program include 4. Counsel employee Employee Development Employees and organizations will experience inevitable change. Human resource development (HRD) enhances employee competence in their jobs by increasing knowledge, abilities, and skills. Pro-active career management and self-reliance will be the key to success in the 21 st century. In this environment, the employee will be primarily responsible for career development but the company will also have responsibilities that include clearly stating the company's corporate strategy and providing information about its business. Strategy The business strategy must be linked with the human resource strategy. It is essential to consider the differing characteristics of people when setting a plan for an organization to follow. The stage of development - embryonic, high-growth, mature, or aging - that the company is in will determine the HRD goals. Companies that are just starting out are interested in strong managers. The next stage is characterized by high growth. While vying for a place for their product in the market, they are also spending a lot of time developing their intellectual capital, i.e., their people. When at the mature stage, companies begin to put more limits on employee actions. Good managers at this stage can assemble employees to be able to perform tasks in the best way possible. Companies that are aging will be very concerned with economic survival and will need a staff that can revitalize it.
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Organizational culture will be strongest when the company is at the mature stage. "Culture is the pattern of basic assumptions a given group has. .. developed in learning to adapt to both its external environment and its internal environment" [Cascio, 1998]. Corporate commitment must exist for establishing and clearly communicating organizational culture. Managers who have well-developed human resource skills will recognize the value in a strong culture. They will be better suited and committed to aiding their staff in personal career development. There can be varying cultures across organizations. People who choose jobs that are in line with their own values and culture are likely to be more productive and well suited to work together [Blake]. Successful human resource managers must tie human resources to business strategy goals. HRD can assist managers in adopting strategic thinking and can facilitate the
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