The paper “ How Is Training Used in the Workplace? ” is a meaningful variant of the case study on human resources. As companies strive to compete at international levels, differentiation in terms of skills and knowledge of the workforce has become a crucial aspect. Research shows that in the United States, firms spend approximately $126 billion every year to train their workforce (Zwick 2006). In other words, learning in the workplace has taken a new significance in the current business world. Many organizations across various industries have taken the responsibility to facilitate the learning of their workforce.
A firm's strategic advantage is derived from the core competencies, which are achieved by investing in its employees. Investment entails updating their skills as well as compensations. Training of workers improves their skills; therefore, they can undertake more complex tasks, as well as complete tasks better. Despite the shifts in the development of skills, little research has been done linking the role and responsibilities of trainers about quality. In this paper, we will explore the components of a training program, the benefits of training to employees and managers, management training, and training evaluation.
The paper will also discuss how Tesco's training and development program has enhanced its growth. What is Training? According to Goldstein & Ford (2002), training refers to a systematic process of learning with a primary aim of enhancing an individual, group, and firm effectiveness. Similarly, it may also refer to activities that are carried out to acquire new knowledge and skills for the purpose of individual or team growth. Training is also defined as the act of adding skills and knowledge for performing a particular task.
The process involves developing skills that are needed to perform a specific job. Its primary aim is to achieve change in behaviors among the trainee so that they can do their jobs better. Also, it makes new staff more productive so as they can now take less time to perform similar jobs and is equally essential to old workers when there is a change in the technique of performing their job.
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