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Training and development in Tesco.

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Training and development Success in Tesco is not simply achieved by recruiting the right people, employees also need to be trained and developed to enable them fulfil the functions and reach the standards required to meet organisational objectives. Staff training is essential if people are to continue to be efficient members of Tesco. It will: * Help employees achieve maximum efficiency in their current jobs * Help Tesco meets its targets for developing and keeping people with the right skills to meet future needs It is no longer true that a job is for life. Many people move to other job, perhaps through promotion, perhaps through redundancy and then into new employment. As a result employees will need to continually update their skills. * Training is the transmission to the learner of a specific body of knowledge or skill by a trainer using a set of objectives and controlling the process - the result is to achieve effective performance in a particular workplace activity and an individual's ability. * Development is the process of a learner using fundimental knowledge and skills to build and extend expertise in cognitive, personality, skills, moral areas - the learner is controlling the process, the result is not likely to be measurable in terms of a specific job task. Types of training in Tesco - Induction training - Multi-skilling training - Mentoring training These can take place as: *In the job training *Off the job training Induction training This is an introduction to the organisation for new employees. ...read more.

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No matter what area the employee is going to work in, if they are going to contribute to our success they must understand the retail operation, particular from the customer's perspective. The main benefits at Tesco of investment in training and development are: > Motivation of employees - when employees are part of training and development programme they become more confident, and feel valued. Training also, gives the employees in Tesco a better career prospects for the future. > Better morale - when individual employees are happier, this leads to better moral in the workforce overall. > Job satisfaction - where employees are trained in the new skills and their job roles are widened, they can gain more job satisfaction. This tends to mean lower absenteeism and a lower turnover of staff. > Efficiency - a better-skilled and satisfied workforce is likely to be more efficient. > Increased productivity - greater efficiency will lead to increased productivity. > Competitiveness - an organisation that is more efficient and produces quality goods or services will be competitive. > New ideas - as employees learn more about their own role and Tesco, they often come up with new ideas that can help to make the business even more competitive. > Health and Safety training - there are few accident in the workplace therefore Tesco has a health and safety training to help the employees not to have any accidents during the work. ...read more.

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Supervisors who have demonstrated the ability to perform job duties in a safe manner may provide "on-the-job" training to other employees. Where appropriate, Tesco will provide equipment operations training to customers and contractors. It is the policy of Tesco: * to meet or exceed requirements of safety and occupational health legislation, and all other regulations applicable to safety, within the relevant operating jurisdiction * to inform employees of known hazards associated with their work and to provide training to assist employees in: * identifying, reducing and controlling hazards * complying with all safety and health requirements applicable to their work site * performing their duties in a manner that will minimize accidents and control loss or damage to Company equipment or property * to develop and actively maintain a Company Safety Program and to make all personnel responsible for acting in accordance with its policies and procedures * to assist customers and their sub-contractors in understanding and applying safe work procedures whenever Tesco equipment is in use. * To be effective, all employees must actively participate in the program. Confined Space Entry Policy Tesco employees may be required to enter containers and tanks that have only one point of entry/exit. A worker who enters a vessel or a container may be trapped inside, and/or struck by equipment being moved into or out of the vessel or container. Tesco has developed confined space entry procedures to control these hazards. ...read more.

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