July 23, 2012
Employee Training and Career Development
Employee training and career development programs are an essential function of a human resources department. Organizations need to employ workers who can adjust well to the company and appropriately train them to serve the company’s objectives. An organization uses various methods of training to ensure employees will satisfy the organizational needs of the company. A focus on employee development in relation to organizational development is the primary goal of a company in achieving successful results. Career development helps an organization with the future human capital needs as well as creating and maintaining employee satisfaction. As employment needs have become more complicated by technological and corporate changes, training has become a necessary function. Employee training requires a change in skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of new employees who will allow an employee to perform effectively his or her job (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). New employees may have to change work habits, such as how they work, attitudes toward their company, coworkers, managers, and the company (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). Specific aspects of each position in the company will require specialized training no matter what skills each employee has before starting. Analyzing the training needs of an organization is determined by focusing on the organization’s goals, how will the goals be achieved, what necessary behaviors an employee needs to fulfill the job requirement, and what deficiencies do employees have and what skills or knowledge will employees need to overcome the deficiencies (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). A constantly changing work environment may require training with current employees to sustain productivity. Changes that occur from an advance in technology or a job redesign may also warrant training. Establishing training goals will gauge...