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Training and Development

Training and Development

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Published by: MHasanku on Apr 30, 2010
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Training and Development
Training is a learning process that involves the acquisition of knowledge, sharpening of skills, concepts, rules, or changing of attitudes and behaviors to enhance the performanceof employees.Training refers to the process of imparting specific skills this activity is both focused upon, and evaluated against, the job that an individual currently hold
Efforts to improve employee’s ability to handle a variety of assignmentDevelopment refers to those learning opportunities designed to help employees grow.Development is not primarily skill-oriented. Instead, it provides general knowledge andattitudestraining and development basically concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings.A business' most important asset is often its people. Training and developing them can beone of the most important investments a business can make. The right training can ensurethat your business has the right skills to tackle the future. It can also help attract andretain good quality staff, as well as increasing the job satisfaction of those presently withyou - increasing the chances that they will satisfy your customers.A formal definition of training and development is:“It is any attempt to improve current or future employee performance by increasing anemployee’s ability to perform through learning, usually by changing the employee’sattitudes or increasing his or her skills and knowledge.”OR 
"Training programmes are directed toward maintaining and improving current job performance, while development programmes seek to develop competencies for futureroles.To be effective, training and development must meet a number of goals. First, they must be focused on individual training needs but still reflect organizational goals in terms of desired or expected performance. Second, training and development must reflect learninggoals or outcomes, outlining what will be accomplished by this process. Third, they must be based on sound learning principles, be perceived as important by trainees, and beconducted in a manner that maximizes learning. Last, they must be evaluated todetermine effectiveness and to help guide change and improvement.
Training and Development Differentiated
Training Developmen
Learn specific behaviors andactions, demonstrate technique and processes
Short Term
Performance appraisals, cost benefit analysis, passing test or certification Understand information, conceptand context, develop judgmentexpand capabilitiesLong TermQualified people available whenneeded promotion from within possible, HR based competitiveadvantage 

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