Employee Training and Career Development
The role of training in an organization’s development
For organizations to ensure their employees are equipped with the right knowledge, abilities and skills to perform their assigned tasks, training and development assumes a critical role towards the success and growth of the business. When providing appropriate training, organizations ensure that their employees own the right skills for the business and these skills must be continually updated based on the best and new HR practices. To meet future and current business demands, training and development plays a strategic role in organizations. Employees are valuable resources capable of development to achieve organizational goals. There is a compelling need to develop employees because it contributes towards quality work and increased productivity (Koerner, 2013).
Training approaches adopted by any organization enhances employee turnover, reduces absenteeism and improves motivation. For organizations to stay ahead of competition employee training and development must incorporate reinvention, innovation, and this can only be met when training entails a range of learning actions. Therefore, training has become an ideal part of an organization-wide strategy: it must be linked to organizational performance and business goals.
Employee development methods and their benefits
Employee development methods benefit both the employees and the company as a whole. Properly developed employees with the right training and professional goals tend to perform better than employees who do not receive training through their employers. Better performing employees are likely to help the organization succeed and are expected to enjoy their work when working towards a goal.
Leadership training: this method is used to assist high performing employees advance to a leadership level. With training in leadership, employees will be better placed in specialized training programs, which help develop their skills required to become team leaders or managers. These programs always involve creating personal goals. They help organizations to motivate staff to reach for higher levels (Koerner, 2013).
Mentor development programs: mentor development programs are methods of pairing management members with other employees to help them achieve more in their professional lives. For instance, a supervisor could become a mentor to a group leader. The supervisor will regularly meet with the team leader, help the leader develop professional goals and create benchmarks for ensuring the employee meets the goals. Mentorship programs help companies develop stronger employees. This helps the staff develop better relationships with the management (Rothwell & Soper, 2008).
Personal development methods: these methods focus on the personal life of an employee. With this approach, the employer and employees work together to create personal goals. The employee and the employer often create a list of goals and a plan to achieve these goals like meeting a higher sales quota or rising to a higher level within the organization. Personal development methods help employees stay on track with the company and incentivize them to work harder.
The relationship between employee development and organizational development
Employee training and organizational development are closely tied; employee training and development improve organizational performance and quality of the organization’s output. This is achieved through improving the workforce and management of the organization and setting the company as national and international entities. Training and development are often linked to performance goals and the mission of the organization. Training is a vital technique used to enhance employees’ productivity that later affects the organization’s effectiveness and performance. Training directly influences employee performance and exerts an indirect effect on the company’s performance, which is mediated with employee performance. Therefore, employee training and development is a crucial asset for any organization. Trained employees often achieve long-term goals that are valuable for the success of the organization. Through training, employees enhance their interpersonal skills thereby…