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ECE _DSST _ Human Resource MGMT

Distributed learning is usually preferred for

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Distributed learning is usually preferred for training programs because research has shown that arranging classes into a series of short lessons over a period of time makes it easier for the participants to absorb and retain information. Distributed learning and it is usually preferred over massed learning where students are subjected to longer duration of training over a shorter period of time, So for example, in distributed learning there may be ten one-hour sessions spread over 2 working weeks whereas in massed learning the ten hours of training may be in 2 hour blocks every day for 5 days. Feedback and reinforcement are critical to ensure that employees remain motivated and have actually learned the subject matter. Feedback focuses on emphasizing the right things that the employee is doing and de-emphasizes the wrong things done by the employee. Basic skills training is routinely carried out by many organizations as the lack of these skills can have a major impact on workplace safety, customer service, productivity, product quality and environmental safety. In order to execute essential job functions, the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are critical. The U.S. Department of Education says that at least 20% of the adult population is functionally illiterate, with other estimates showing as high as 40%. Functional illiteracy means that a person does not have sufficiently advanced reading or writing skills to complete basic tasks required in most jobs. They may be able to read words, but they can't comprehend their meanings or make decisions based on what they've read. For example, they may not be able to fill out a job application or find a specific piece of information in a newspaper article. Many companies carry out team training to ensure that the process and behavior dynamics of the team interact successfully to meet organizational goals. The process dynamics of a successful team include good meeting skills, problem solving, brainstorming, project planning and goal setting. Over half of US companies sponsor diversity training to raise awareness of the changing and varied demographics of the workforce. Employees need to be aware of equal opportunity legislation, affirmative action plans and the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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To create a training program that maximizes the benefits of individual and organizational performance, a systems approach should be adopted. The systems approach is a thorough model of assessment that ensures the best possible result if correctly implemented. The four stages of the systems approach are needs assessment, program design, implementation and evaluation . The evaluation phase is necessary to determine the efficacy of the training program.
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