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Explore one human recourses function in depth, giving effective examples of how the work is carried out and how its contribution to the activities of the business is evaluated.

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Explore one human recourses function in depth, giving effective examples of how the work is carried out and how its contribution to the activities of the business is evaluated. Training and development Northwood train their staff to improve: > Performance > Teaching > Standards > Efficiency > Productivity All training has advantages and disadvantages: Induction Training: Northwood use this in July before students return in September. The school pays employees to come in and receive their training. This benefits the newly qualified teachers more as they have just come out of university with debts from student loans and get paid for training will help. The staff gets trained before they are allowed to work at the school so they will be able to do their job. ...read more.


Specialised courses: these help to motivate the staff and give them a sense of achievement when completing a course. The courses are specific to their job for example a special needs course for dealing children with special needs. They training help improve the school as the staff have move knowledge about their job. But they can be very expensive, as they have to pay for the teachers going on the course, which could cost about �500 and cover teachers, which cost about �180 and Northwoods total cost for training in 2002 was �16,964. On the job training: this is when the teacher is learning whilst doing their job. It is cheaper than using other courses, as they don't need to find cover teachers. The training is quicker and more specific. ...read more.


It can be assessed through results achieved by pupils because it shows the teaching has improved. Each employee is given an evaluation form before training which he or she fills in the form asks how can Northwood benefit and how their career can be developed. After training Northwood evaluates the form and assesses weather it has helped the school or the employees career. Northwood can evaluate how the training has helped the school by looking at the schools results and how the career of the teacher has improved for example being promoted. I have given examples of how the training and development function is carried out at Northwood by looking at types of training Northwood uses. I have evaluated each one giving advantages and disadvantages. Also shown why training is important to the school. I have shown costs that the school might have when training for example cover teachers. I have also discussed how Northwood carry out their evaluation of training and development. ...read more.

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