Effective training and development is an important strategy that allows you to leverage number of employees in your company. Training and developing your employees involve ensuring that your new or current employees have the skills needed to perform current and future jobs. Maintaining few but well trained and developed employees will allow you to be flexible and agile, and to operate at lower cost while optimizing performance.
As a function concerned with organizational activity aimed for the better performance of individuals and groups in the organization. Training and development can be described as “an educational process which involves the sharpening of skills, concepts, changing of attitude and gaining more knowledge to enhance the performance of employees.
Training and development encompasses three main activities: training, education, and development.
Training: This activity is both focused upon, and evaluated against, the job that an individual currently holds.
Education: This activity focuses upon the jobs that an individual may potentially hold in the future, and is evaluated against those jobs.
Development: This activity focuses upon the activities that the organization employing the individual, or that the individual is part of, may partake in the future, and is almost impossible to evaluate.