A definition of HRD is "organized learning activities arranged within an organization in order to improve performance and/or personal growth for the purpose of improving the job, the individual, and/or the organization
Importance of Training and Development
I. Help in addressing employee weaknesses:
Most workers have certain weaknesses in their workplace, which hinder them from giving the best services. Training assists in eliminating these weaknesses, by strengthening workers skills. A well organized development program helps employees gain similar skills and knowledge, thus bringing them all to a higher uniform level. This simply means that the whole workforce is reliable, so the company or organization doesn’t have to rely only on specific employees.
II. Improvement in workers performance
A properly trained employee becomes more informed about procedures for various tasks. The worker confidence is also boosted by training and development. This confidence comes from the fact that the employee is fully aware of his/her roles and responsibilities. It helps the worker carry out the duties in better way and even find new ideas to incorporate in the daily execution of duty.
III. Consistency in duty performance
A well organized training and development program gives the workers constant knowledge and experience. Consistency is very vital when it comes to an organization’s or company’s procedures and policies. This mostly includes administrative procedures and ethics during execution of duty.
IV. Ensuring worker satisfaction
Training and development makes the employee also feel satisfied with the role they play in the company or organization. This is driven by the great ability they gain to execute their duties. They feel they belong to the company or the organization that they work for and the only way to reward it is giving the best services they can.
V. Increased productivity
Through training and development the employee