To begin with I would like to thank Almighty “Allah” for giving me the courage and inspiration to work and completes this assignment successfully. In this opportunity I would like to express my gratitude to few others who had helped me immensely throughout the working process of this assignment. I would like to thank the management and the Lecturer panel of ICBT who are willing to help us all the time whenever we want. Their commitment and hard work will always be highly appreciated. My special thanks go to our beloved Lecturer Mr. J Anton Johnson for providing his valuable time in sharing his knowledge with me. His valuable lectures and dedication to me will always be in my hearts.
From the beginning till the end of this assignment, it has been a great experience. The major constrain I faced during the process of completing this assignment was to get the information about the UK government initiatives. However, with the available information, I have tried my level best to complete this assignment productively. Firstly, it talks about the learning theories and styles. How important is learning curve to ASDA’. The necessary explanation and arguments are forward where it is necessary throughout the assignment. Secondly, it talks about the ASDA’s different techniques in order to identify their training needs for staff at different levels. After that the evaluation of various methods that ASDA uses in the training and development program were discussed and the effective judgments has been made. And also the as a HRD manager it has been critically evaluated the factors to considered when planning a training development programs for international and local staff. Third, it talks about the importance of evaluation of training programs and the factors to be considered when conducting the evaluation, and the on-the-job and off-the-job training techniques ASDA uses to develop their colleagues at all levels. Finally it includes the Role of UK government in training and development, how the development of competency movement has impacted on both public and private sectors and how the contemporary training initiatives have been compared with Srilankan government initiatives.
Table 1 Learning Styles5
Table 2 Kirkpatrick’s Method of evaluation15
This assignment is comprised of mainly with four areas. The four areas were covered in details including the necessary diagrams and tables. The HRD session conducted by the lectures was highly appreciated. Human Resource Development (HRD) provides a framework for self-development, training programs and career progression to meet an organization’s future skill requirements. The focus of all aspects of HRD is on developing the most superior workforce so that the organization and individual employees can accomplish their work goals in service to customers. Human Resource Development can be formal such as in classroom training, a college course, or an organizational planned change effort. Or, HRD can be informal as in organizations believe in human development and cover all of these bases. The main topics highlighted in this assignment were learning styles and learning theories, Training and development techniques, importance of learning curve and finally the role of UK government and its influences.
Learning styles are common ways that people learn. According to Honey and Mumford (1992), he noted that people vary not just in their learning skills but also in their learning styles. He formulated a popular classification of learning styles in terms of the attitudes and behaviors which determine an individual’s preferred way of leaning. Different Learning Styles...