Company Wide Development and Training

Essay by radnatUniversity, Master'sA+, January 2005

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SMC Company is growing by leaps and bounds! The Company announced last week that 100% more production output is needed and 17 more production employees have been added as well as full staff of Human Resources personnel. It has been decided by management that with this kind of growth taking place a formal training program needs to be put in place to address the training needs of the growing SMC employee base. The new Human Resources department has been challenged to put in place a new kind of training system based on an instructional design. Instructional design is a process of systematically developing training to meet specified needs (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhert, Wright, page 200). This training needs to be put in place for the entire SMC employee base including new hires, existing employees and supervisors and directors.

A training system based on instructional design is based on a needs assessment to determine the types of training the employee base needs.

The fundamentals of determining needs assessment is based on three factors: organization analysis, person analysis and task analysis. Organization analysis is defined as a process for determining the appropriateness of training by evaluating the characteristics of the organization (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhert, Wright, page 202). In reviewing the SMC Company, one of the main characteristics of the company is one of expansion and the fact that Company specializes in ergonomic office equipment. This growth and specialization in ergonomic office equipment will entail training needs geared especially for new hires and for sustaining/managing existing employee's growth. Regarding person analysis, one of the main reasons for the formation of the Instructional Design training is to train new employees on the company's processes. This training will also include the analysis of current employee's positions and the best fit they will have in an expanding...