Development of Human Resources
b. career planning
At the end of the discussion, the students must be able to identify the important role of training, career planning and counseling in the organization.
The final phase of the acquisition function is induction or orientation. Immediately after induction and usually combined with it, is the function of developing the employee’s ability to do the job on which he has been placed. Furthermore, employees must periodically have their skills updated and learn new skills. The orientation and training of new employees and the development of incumbent workforce are major responsibilities of the HRD.
Although training and development are similar, and both are critical to the success of any business organization, there are some important differences.
Training – may be defined as an attempt to improve performance by the attainment of specific skills to do the current job. The goal of training is to ensure that a number of job skills will be performed at prescribed quality levels by trained employees.
Training is a systematic process that will help the employees acquire the right knowledge, attitude, skills and habits to improve current performance.
Development – This is more general than training and refers to learning opportunities designed to help employees grow. It provides employees broader learning which may be utilized in a variety of settings and for future jobs.
Objectives of Training and Development
1. Improve the quality and quantity of productivity.
2. Effectiveness in the present job.
3. Create more favorable attitudes, loyalty and cooperation.
4. Help employees in their personal development and advancement by helping them acquire additional qualifications for a better job.
5. Help organization respond to...