Training and Development: Introduction and Overview

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Abstract

Training and development play an important role in the effectiveness of organisations and to the experiences of people in work. Training has implications for productivity, health and safety at work and personal development. All organisations employing people need to train and develop their staff. Most organisations are cognisant of this requirement and invest effort and other resources in training and development. Such investment can take the form of employing specialist training and development staff and paying salaries to staff undergoing training and development. Investment in training and development entails obtaining and maintaining space and equipment. It also means that operational personnel, employed in the organisation's main business functions, such as production, maintenance, sales, marketing and management support, must also direct their attention and effort from time to time towards supporting training development and delivery. This means they are required to give less attention to activities that are obviously more productive in terms of the organisation's main business. However, investment in training and development is generally regarded as good management practice to maintain appropriate expertise now and in the future.

 

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Training and Development: Introduction and Overview

 

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  • Author(s): Psychology  
  • Subject: Training and Development: Introduction and Overview
  • Keywords: ukoer "training and development" training development organisations
  • Grade level: Masters 
  • Course type: Instructional Web site 
  • Language(s):  English
  • Material type(s): Course package, PDF, rtf, HTML, eBook 
  • Media format(s): eBook, rtf and HTML
  • Date OER Published: 15 Dec 2009 
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