Critically evaluate the links between employees training and development and company's performance

Essay by nwosudicksonUniversity, Master'sD+, April 2007

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The aim of this paper is to critically analyse the links between employees training and development and companies performance. It will examine critically needs analysis, organisational analysis, person analysis and competency based training including Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD). It will also touch diversity in workplaces, performance appraisals in organisations. The paper would discuss learning organisation, cost and benefits of conducting Training and Development (T and D) programmes, job design and job analysis and how organisations can implement training programmes.

The function of training and developing human resources are only the initial stages in building an effective workforce. The development of human resources, in fact, should be viewed as beginning with their induction and continuing throughout their employment with the organisation. SHRD has become a vital tool to the success of modern organisations. Rapidly changing technology requires that employees possess the knowledge and skills necessary to cope with new processes.

T and D plays a crucial role in generating improved organisational performance and individual growth, but it must be aligned with corporate objectives if an organisation is to gain any real benefit from expenditure. Failure to link T and D to business objectives means that the organisation's competitive strategy will not be supported. T and D will take place for their own sake. The ultimate purpose of T and D is to help the organisation and individuals to compete more effectively, now and in the future. It involves a strategic, long term and systematic way of thinking about people. To add value, T and D activities must be derived from an explicit strategy that is consciously linked to the business strategy. The HR manager can contribute toemployee development by reminding management of the strategic importance of T and D and by ensuring that the organisation is attractive to talented employeesTrainings...