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Staff training is very important to all businesses, including IKEA because:

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Training and Development Staff training can be defined as, 'a process of constructing an individual about how to carry out tasks directly related to his or her current job'. Development is concerned with growth and is not specifically job related. Staff training is very important to all businesses, including IKEA because: * it helps employees to increase efficiency in their current jobs * it helps the organisation to meet its targets for developing and keeping people with the right skills to meet future needs * it balances the needs of the organisation with those of the organisation Types of training methods There are number of types of training methods, e.g.: * Induction training * Mentoring * Coaching * Apprenticeships Induction training The purpose of induction training is to help a new employee settle down quickly into the job, by becoming familiar with the people, the surrounding, the job and the organisation. A typical induction programme may include: * Introduction and welcome to the organisation * Layout of the building * A summary of the policies of the organisation * Specific rules and procedures, including health and safety * Benefits and terns of employment * Job details * Induction to key staff * Facilities available ...read more.

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six months) before returning to work * Sponsored courses in higher education * Self-study, computer-based training Off-the-job training can take place in both in-house training and external training. In-house training involves an organisation employing its own trainers and arranging its own staff development and training programmes in the business. External training involves sending employees on specialist one-day or residential courses outside the organisation. Advantages of off-the-job training include: * Use of specialist trainers and accommodation * Employees can focus on the training and not be distracted by work * Opportunity to mix with employee from other businesses Disadvantages of off-the-job training include: * Employee needs to be motivated to learn * May not be directly relevant to the employee's job * Costs- e.g. transport, examination fees, accommodation Skills training Training is designed to develop new skills for employees. These skills can either be transferable or job specific (non-transferable). 1) Transferable skills- Once these skills are learnt, they can be applied to many different situations. Examples of transferable skills include: key skills of Communication, Information Technology and Ability to Work with Others 2) Non-transferable skills- these are narrow skills which are only applied to a particular situation. ...read more.

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If these parts work together effectively, IKEA will have quality staff; that will be willing to help the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives. The HR function of IKEA follows the Personnel Training and Development Policy. The Personnel Training and Development Policy states that the HR staff need to provide constant training and development to all employees. The policy also states, that employees should be given the opportunity to acquire and increase their knowledge and understanding of the IKEA Business Idea, business culture and core values. A copy of the Personnel Training and Development Policy is in the Appendix section. The HR function of IKEA also follows the Training Policy, when deciding to hire new staff both within and outside the business. The Training Policy is to offer training and development for all co-workers, to ensure they are completely trained to achieve maximum job performance and satisfaction. The Training Policy is displayed on the co-workers notice board, and is available in the HR Department. See Appendix, for further information about the company's Training Policy. ?? ?? ?? ?? Unit 4: Human Resources E4: Created by Baljinder Duhra - 66 - ...read more.

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