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Training and development is another important department in human resources. It specialises on getting its employees to their full potential therefore making the business more efficient thus creating productivity hence making more money!

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Training and development Training and development is another important department in human resources. It specialises on getting its employees to their full potential therefore making the business more efficient thus creating productivity hence making more money! Why train? By making the employee better at the job they were hired to do it gives them confidence, making them feel like they have mastered their job, which increases job satisfaction. Also, by making the employees 'better' then the advantages could be ==> i) Fewer accidents>>>>> fewer accidents means cheaper insurance premiums and also less court cases for claims to personal injury of which there are many these days. ii) Employees become more versatile and adaptable>>>>> this has its obvious benefits of employees becoming able to do more then what they were employed for, Which means there isn't as greater need to employ new people. iii) Greater productivity and better quality>>>>> as it says, with training the overall quality of your employee's work will increase with more of it coming as well. iv) Less need for close supervision>>>>> before, if a employee needed supervision then this would take up someone else's time and effort. After training this would become obsolete and unnecessary. v) Less scrapped work>>>>> as the amount of mistakes would dramatically decrease, so would the amount of scrapped work. vi) Higher job satisfaction>>>>> this will prove itself by the annual labour turnover dropping and also less absence from employees. vii) Better attitudes>>>>> training can help develop right attitudes in employees and in certain jobs, attitude can be just as important as skills or knowledge. Reasons for training Even though most companies train as part of their routine with UFI being no exception, every so often an event my happen which will require extra training ==> * A realisation that the business isn't performing well>>>>> if the businesses profits drop then training may be the only answer. ...read more.

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This is a chance for the employee to give his/her opinion about the training, I.e. if it was good or bad, was it worth the company's money or not? This is a clever thing to do by UFI because they then know where the training needs to be improved and of it is worth it overall. This is an example of Quality Control. Request for Learning and Development Name: Job Title: Team: Learning and Development required: Reason: Preferred supplier and cost if known. (if not learndirect please state why) Resources Time: Cost: Materials: Line Manager's endorsement: (Timing, location and resource) Please provide details of individual/team/corporate benefit. Please complete and send an electronic copy to Lindsay Atkinson in HR. Evaluation How well did the training / development meet your objectives? (Please tick as appropriate and add any comments) 1 2 3 4 Not at all Below Expectations As Expected Above Expectations Comments: How would you rate value for money? (Please tick as appropriate and add any comments) 1 2 3 4 Very Poor Worse than Alternative use of Time/money Good Value Exceptional Value Comments: Any additional comments you would like to add in relation to the provider or the content: A member of the HR team may contact you at a future date to discuss how you are using the skills you have developed within the team. Also every year UFI release a "UFI Learning and development programme" (SEE BELOW) this gives general information to the companies employees about what UFI have planned for the year. This features a FAQ section which answers all the questions that employees might want to ask and if there isn't an answer there that they want then there are some contact numbers at the end to ring up for enquiries. Again UFI succeed in doing everything necessary to inform their employees about what's happening in the business and how they can get about doing it themselves. ...read more.

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Subsequent places on both these modules are for new starters. We are currently developing a pace Negotiation Skills module. Initially this will be available to DLO and Commercial teams. A further pace Business Unit Reporting module is also being considered. For everyone at Ufi: * We will provide a range of development options to meet individual/team needs, arising from the ICT system upgrade * We continue to promote equality and diversity and are considering what further development is necessary to promote a wider understanding across the company. 9. How do I find out about what goes on in other teams? Our Company Wide Development Opportunity gives everyone the chance to spend up to 5 days with another team to find out more about their work. This is simple to arrange. Obtain the agreement of your own line manager. Obtain the agreement of the manager whose team you would like to spend time with. Agree the objectives and how to meet these, then complete the form at Appendix 5. Send a copy of this to both managers and one to HR and enjoy the opportunity. 10. If I need to talk to someone about development needs, who can I speak to? The L&D team provide a full advisory service to help people identify how they can meet their development needs, we help teams think through and plan team activity and we arrange consultancy support where this is required. We provide advice in putting together development plans for new people to help them carry out the full job role. This is recorded on the form at Appendix 6. 11. What Learning and Development was provided last year? During 2001-02 we spent �418k excluding learndirect products on learning and development for individuals, teams and corporate activity. Appendix 7 provides information on some of the activities supported during 2002-02. For information, advice or clarification contact: * Lindsay Atkinson on x 5444 or Rose-Ann Innes x 5433 Simon Pursehouse 01/05/07 1 Information from Sophie Pursehouse (A UFI employee) ...read more.

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