Employee Training and Career Development Paper
20 Mar 2014
Dr. Timothy Lolatte
Employee Training and Career Development
Employee’s perception of the organization and their vision of career development are essential to any corporation. This paper addresses the role of training in an organization’s development. Different employee development methods and their benefits will be discussed. The relationship between employee development and organizational development will be analyzed. Human resource management and the role they play in career development will be described, along with a brief reflection on my own personal career development.
Role of Training
Training plays a role in an organizations development starting from initial employee orientation to leadership visions. According to Schmidt and Akdere (2007), “New employee orientation training is often used to teach employees about "big-picture" organizational issues, such as culture, vision, values, mission, structure, ethics, policies, and confidentiality” (para, 3). A successful new employee orientation helps to familiarize the employee with the company as well as helps the employ to understand their responsibilities.
Another important part of training is ensuring the company has provided employees with the right information, skills, and abilities that they need to work effectively. According to Wan (2007) in order to do this, “includes investments in human capital development (HCD) as part of an overall effort to achieve cost-effective and timely results” (para, 2). The goal here is employee satisfaction in effort to enhance performance. It goes deeper than just orientation training and development programs in order to enhance performance. Employee’s needs must be met and aligned with those needs of the organization.
Employee development methods and benefits...