Training employees notes - Training Employees o Introduction Training an organizations planned efforts to help employees acquire job-related knowledge

Training employees notes - Training Employees o...

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Training EmployeesoIntroductionTraining:an organization’s planned efforts to help employees acquire job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors, with the goal of applying these on the job.Training can benefit the organization when it is linked to organizational needs and when it motivates employees.oTraining Linked to Organizational NeedsThe nature of the modern business environment makes training important.Rapid change requires that employees continually learn new skills.Growing reliance on teamwork creates a demand for the ability to solve problems in teams, an ability that often requires formal training.oInstructional DesignAn effective training program is designed to teach skills and behaviors that will help the organization achieve its goals.HR professionals approach training through instructional design.Instructional design:a process of systematically developing training to meet specified needs.Pfizer employees go through a representative training phase which teaches them about different Pfizer products and how to market them.Workers typically need to be trained in several processes to work in flexible manufacturing.oLearning Management SystemLearning management system (LMS): a computer application that automates the administration, development, and delivery of training programs.LMS is being used by organizations to carry out the instructional design process more efficiently and effectively.oLearning Management System (continued) The system can be linked to the organization’s performance managementsystem to plan for and manage:training needstraining outcomesassociated rewardsoNeeds AssessmentNeeds assessment: the process of evaluating the organization, individual employees, and employees’ tasks to determine what kinds of training, if any, are necessary.Needs assessment answers three questions:Organization –What is the context in which training will occur?Person– Who needs training?Task– What subjects should the training cover?oNeeds Assessment: Organization AnalysisOrganization analysis: a process for determining the appropriateness oftraining by evaluating the characteristics of the organization.
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