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Describing ways of identifying and meeting development needs

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Describing ways of identifying and meeting development needs In this task I am going to show how an employee can identify skills or attributes within themselves that they may wish to develop, this may be because a particular skill is lacking. Ways of identifying these skills and developing them are as follows; Self - assessment Self assessment is an attribute that allows an employee to take ownership of a particular area of their personal, academic or work based life. Self assessment means an employee will have to review their actions, skills, strengths, weaknesses, key activities etc. and be able to provide themselves with a summary evaluation. This can then be used as part of an appraisal to give the employee their own opportunity to identify their strengths and weaknesses. This will then be incorporated into the formal appraisal process. Self assessment should also be used by an employee to determine different faults in others. This will allow different employees to interact as it will help each other to improve if they discuss each other's faults and how they could improve. It is up to an employee to choose what they wish to reveal about themselves. These qualities tend to be revealed through body language, and so it is important that when assessing other employees that they only be showing you what they want you to see. ...read more.

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Performance Data Some organisations can collect information about a certain employee over a period of time and review this performance information with the employee. Performance such as how quick an employee performs their work or how many items they sold etc. An example of this could be a checkout worker in a supermarket. The rate of performance could be recorded by how many items they scan, how many customers they serve during their shift, what profit they made etc. These measures however when taken in isolation might not always be accurate or fair as; one customer may buy a lot of cheap items but in a large proportion of products. This would therefore result in a slower scanning process. If a product has been known as being damaged this would also slow the process of a transaction as an employee would have to leave their workstation to retrieve the same undamaged product. For this type of method to improve skills it has to be recorded in large sample. This is so the sample can be classified as the entire population. This means over a long period of time one checkout employee can be compared against another. Appraisal Records This type of method is used to identify an employee's performance of work throughout a month, year etc. ...read more.

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When addressing a particular need there are specific mechanisms that will be used to help identify and develop these needs. Sometimes there are numerous methods that will be used over a period of time to help develop these needs; many of these needs will only require attending one training session or joining a single team in a meeting. After a specific need has been undergoing training it will then be monitored to ensure that it is meeting various stages and has been addressed properly. This will then help to recognise more needs that will eventually be developed with mechanism to support them. Informal Training Informal training is less effective as formal training, as not much effort is being put into what is supposed to be learned. It can then be harder to tell whether that training had even occurred or not. Examples of these informal discussions are; among different employees about a certain topic etc. This training is sometimes referred to as the deepest and richest learning because it focuses on tasks that are naturally occurring in everyday life. Reading Books/ Magazines Many of times it is easier to find specific data in a book rather than searching the World Wide Web. This is because the internet contains thousands of sources and makes it more difficult to search for an accurate piece of data. Reading books and magazines links with informal training as it helps users to have discussions to help develop needs and skills. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jody Mc Laughlin ...read more.

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