TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
The principal objective of training and development division is to make sure the availability of a skilled and willing workforce to an organization. In addition to that, there are four other objectives: Individual, Organizational, Functional, and Societal. Training and development is a subsystem of an organization. It ensures that randomness is reduced and learning or behavioural change takes place in structured format.
Individual Objectives –help employees in achieving their personal goals, which in turn, enhances the individual contribution to an organization.
Organizational Objectives –assist the organization with its primary objective by bringing individual effectiveness.
Functional Objectives –maintain the department‘scontribution at a level suitable to the organization‘s needs.
Societal Objectives –ensure that an organization is ethically and socially responsible to the needs and challenges of the society.
The quality of employees and their development through training and education are major factors in determining long-term profitability of a small business. If you hire and keep good employees, it is good policy to invest in the development of their skills, so they can increase their productivity.
Training often is considered for new employees only. This is a mistake because ongoing training for current employees helps them adjust to rapidly changing job requirements. Reasons for emphasizing the growth and development of personnel include
Creating a pool of readily available and adequate replacements for personnel who may leave or move up in the organization.
Enhancing the company‘sability to adopt and use advances in technology because of a sufficiently knowledgeable staff.
Building a more efficient, effective and highly motivated team, which enhances the
company‘scompetitive position and improves employee morale.
Ensuring adequate human resources for expansion into new programs.