Training implies enhancing the skills and knowledge of the employees for performing a specific job. Training tries to improve employees’ performance in current job and prepares them for future job. The crucial consequence of training is learning.
Objectives of an Employee Training Program
- To prepare employees to meet the varying and challenging needs of the job and organization
- To provide knowledge and skills to new entrants and to help them to perform their role and job well.
- To coach employees for more complex and higher level jobs.
- To educate employees new and innovative ways and techniques of performing job.
Benefits of Trained Employees
Training is a significant tool for employee development. Training has assumed great importance because of the exceptional rate of change in the internal and external organizational environment. The importance/benefits of trained personnel towards organizational development are as follows:
- Trained employees do not require tight control and supervision as they are well aware of how to perform a job.
- Trained employees can show higher performance by making optimum and best utilization of the materials, tools, equipments and other resources provided to them.
- Trained employees optimize the use of resources in the organization and work both efficiently and effectively.
- Training makes employees more committed to an organization as the employees are provided with growth, advancement and learning opportunities.
- Training develops a line of proficient and skilled managers as it prepares employees for complex and higher level tasks.
- Trained employees adjust to the job better and there are fewer rates of absenteeism and turnover.
- Trained employees produce quality and quantity output.
- Trained employees enable the organization to face competition from rival firms.
- Trained employees can respond and adapt to the changing technology well.
- Trained employees become more proficient and, thus, their earning potential increases.