Training and Development Process...

Training and Development Process In the present day knowledge based environment, things are changing at a very fast pace. Even to maintain its position, an organization has to do a lot as well as act very fast. Organization achieves strategic advantages only due to its core competencies and core competence is developed only by the employees of the organization. Hence for achieving a level of excellence, organizations are to invest in updating the skills of its employees. This is done through training and development process. The process of training and development is shown in Fig 1. Fig 1 Process of training and development Training and development process is an organizational activity aimed at improving the performance of the individuals and groups of employees in the organizational settings. It is an organized activity for increasing the knowledge and skills of the employees. It involves systematic procedures for transferring technical and management skills to the employees. Training process is an important activity both for the organization as well as for the employees. Skills acquired by the employees through training are assets for the organization. The enhancement of the skills also provides the employees job security as well as opportunities for career advancement. In the modern industrial environment, where technological development is outpacing all other things, there is a continuous need for systematic training and development of the employees. Through ‘training’ employees are taught specific skills while through ‘development’ employee’s personality and management skills are enhanced. The training in an organization is necessary since there are: Advancement in technologies Demanding customers Thrusts for boosting productivity Requirements for improving the motivation levels Needs for improving the quality of output Necessities for effectiveness in management. Training is a continuous process and it should not stop at any stage. The...