Employee training is an important subsystem of human resource development. Training is a specialized function and is one of the fundamental operative functions for known resources management.
Employee Training is the continuous, systematic development among all levels of employees of that knowledge and their skills and attitude which contribute to their welfare and that of the company.
Why is Employee Training Necessary in an Organization?
Following are the characteristics of employee training in an organization:
- Employee training objectives are tie to the organization’s business objectives and industry skills standards.
- Training objectives are derived from and continuously aligned with the organization’s overall performance objectives and specific job requirements.
- Training success is tied to the attainment of performance-based measurable learning objectives that are linked to industry skill standards.
- Programs are developed with input from management supervisors, and employees or their representatives.
- Employee training curricula, structure, and delivery methods reflect the workplace and its requirements.
- Training curricula, structure, and delivery methods are appropriate to the organization’s organizational structure, work processes, and culture, and training activate incorporate and draw on organization work processes, tasks, and materials.
- Employee training addresses both occupational skill requirements and the academic or foundational knowledge, skills, and behavior that underlie them.
- Training supports forms of work organizations that emphasize broadening employee skills and empowering employees.
- Training activities are interactive and experiential and include regular opportunities to integrate the knowledge and skills learned into solving problems commonly encountered on the job.
- Training is modular so it can be adapted to work schedules.
- Training programs are delivered just in time.
- The training uses technology and materials that are comparable to those used on the job.
- Training is reinforced on the job once trained employees to return to their workplace.
- Training programs are tailored to trainee needs and learning styles.
- Training is developed based on an assessment of the target employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Training programs meet individuals’ skill development needs as reflected in an individualized development plan (based on each trainee’s own skills levels and training goals).
- The training uses a variety of instructional methods and media, allowing for the difference in the learning styles of individuals employees.
- Training structure allows employees to learn at their own place.
- Training programs build a learner’sn ability to transfer his skills to different work settings.
- Training builds employee understands that learning is an integral and ongoing component of successful work performance.
- Successful training completion results in a portable credential for the learner.
- High-quality assessment is an integral part of the training.
- Assessments used are valid and reliable indicators of job performance.
- Expected performance outcomes and assessment methods are clearly communicated to trainees.
- Learner needs are assessed prior to training and inform the learner’s individualized training plan.
- Trainees are provided regular, ongoing feedback concerning their progress while in the training program.
- Trainees are assessed at the completion of training to ascertain learning gains and overall training program performance.
- Training staff is highly skilled and well trained.
- A trainer is well versed in job performance requirements and has industry-based experience.
- Evaluation is used to assure training quality.
- Employee training programs are evaluated based on the performance outcomes and the quality and effectiveness of the training process.
- Management, supervisors, employee, and in the unionized workplace, union representatives participate in evaluating program effectiveness and its responsiveness to their needs.
- Evaluations are conducted regularly to ensure that the training program remains on track.
Thus, Training is a highly useful tool that can bring an employee into a position where he can do his job correctly, effectively, and conscientiously.