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Summary (Training and Development)

Summary (Training and Development) Most large organizations make available a broad array of educational opp or- unities, However, trainers should conduct a needs ‘assessment to determine if training is truly needed and, if it is needed, what ‘it should cover. Training and development, “BR clearing, objectives result from the needs assessment. Trainers can plan the content of the course…

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Laboratory Training

Laboratory Training Laboratory training is designed to enhance interpersonal skills. It too can be used to develop desired behaviors for future job responsibilities. Participants seek to improve their human relations skills by better understanding themselves and others. This involves sharing experiences and examining the feelings, behaviors, perceptions, and reactions that result. Usually a trained professional…

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Simulation

Simulation Simulation exercises come in two forms. One involves a mechanical simulator that replicates the major features of the work situation. Driving simulators used in driver’s education programs are an example. This training method is similar to vestibule training, except that the simulator more often provides instantaneous feedback on performance. Computer simulations are the other form. For training and…

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Case Study

Case Study By studying a case situation, trainees learn about real or hypothetical circumstances and the actions others take under those circumstances. Besides learning from the content of the case, a person can develop decision-making skills. When cases are meaningful and similar to work-related situations, there is  some transference. There also is the advantage of participation through discussion…

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Lecture and Video Presentations

Lecture and Video Presentations Lecture and other off-the-job techniques tend to rely more heavily on communications than on modeling. These methods are applied in both training and development. Lecturing is a popular approach because it offers relative economy and a meaningful organization of materials. However, participation, feedback, transference, and repetition are often low. Feedback and participation can be improved when…

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Relevance

Relevance  Learning is helped when the material to be learned is meaningful. For example, trainers usually explain the overall purpose of a job to trainees before explaining specific tasks. This allows the worker to see the relevance of each task and of following the correct procedures. Transference The more closely the demands of the training program…

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Vestibule Training

Vestibule Training At the corporate training facilities of Best Western motels and hotels, vestibules duplicate a typical motel room, a typical front desk, and a typical restaurant kitchen. This allows trainees to practice housekeeping, front counter, and kitchen skills without disrupting the operations of any property Whether behavior modeling is referred to as “matching” or “copying”…

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Development of Human Resources

Development of Human Resources The long-term development of human resources-as distinct from training for a specific job-is of growing concern to HR departments. Through the development of current employees, the department reduces the company’s dependence on hiring new workers. If employees are developed properly, the job openings found through HR planning are more likely to be filled internally. “Today’s…

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Steps in the Evaluation of Training and Development

Steps in the Evaluation of Training and Development Transfers also show employees that they have a career, not just a job. The employer benefits from increased continuity in operations and from employees who feel a greater commitment to the firm. HR development is also an effective way to meet several challenges, including employee obsolescence, international and domestic workforce diversity, technical…

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Action Learning

Action Learning  Action/earning takes place in small groups that seek a solution to a real problem confronting the organization, aided by a facilitator who is either an outside consultant or a member of the firm’s irt-house staff. The group’s focus on the problem becomes a learning vehicle as the members explore solutions, drawing on the…

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