Training & Development

Training is an organized procedure which brings about a semi-permanent change in behavior, for a definite purpose. The three main areas involved are skill, knowledge and attitudes but always with definite purpose in mind. Every organization needs to have well-trained and experienced people to perform the activities that have to be done. If current or potential job occupants can meet this requirement, training is not important. When this is not the case, it is necessary to raise the skill levels and increase the versatility and adaptability of employees. Training makes the employees versatile in operations. All rounders can be transferred to any job. Training programme is important as it lends stability and flexibility to an organization, besides contributing to its capacity to grow. Accidents scrape, and damage to machinery and equipment can be avoided or minimized through training. Furthermore, future needs of employees will be taken care by training.

As jobs have become more complex, the importance of employee training has increased. When jobs were simple, easy to learn, and influenced to only small degree by technological changes, there was little need for employees to upgrade or alter their skills. But the rapid changes taking place during the last quarter-century in our highly sophisticated and complex society have created increased pressures for organizations to readapt the products and services produced, the manner in which products and services are produced and offered, the types of jobs required, and the types of skills necessary to complete there jobs. In a rapid changing society, employee training is not only an activity that is desirable but also an activity that an organization must commit resources to if it is to maintain a viable and knowledgeable work force.

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