Chapter 5 - Orientation, Training, and Development

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Unformatted text preview: h year on formal training Ethics debate whether forcing organizations to provide training and force employees to take it More organizations providing training on “as need” basis and ensuring that it is linked to actual work experiences Training improves organizational performance even in difficult economic times ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) For training to be effective, it is important that employers provide strong support – paying or encouraging people to increase their skill sets In recessionary times it is even more important to provide growth and development opportunities for employees o Organizations may lose commitment of their employees that will directly affect the financial performance of organization Systematic Orientation, Training, and Development Phase 1: Conducting the Needs Assessment • • • • • • • • • • managers and HR professionals should stay alert to kinds of training needed, where they are needed, who needs them, and which methods will best deliver increased abilities to employees managers should approach needs assessment systematically o can occur at organizational level, task level, and person level o done by asking how important it is, competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities that employees need and have and the gap in between ! when answers are determined, specific action plans can be developed other training issues tend to revolve around strategic initiatives of an organization o ex. Mergers and acquisitions – take new roles and adjust to new cultures technological change, globalization, re- engineering, and total quality management, all influence way work is done and types of skills needed to do it organizational restructuring, downsizing, empowerment, and teamwork have immediate training requirements trends in workforce have impact on training needs o employees increasingly value self- development and personal growth – desire for learnin...
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