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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Many UK based companies think that it is easier to hire worker that are already skilled instead of paying for the cost of training un-skilled workers. They also do not understand the link between training employees and the increase in profits. What is training? Training is planned learning experiences and activities that are designed to make positive changes to the performance of an organisation. Training can be defined in a number of elements. These include: * Traditional training * Education * Vocational education * Management training * Organisational development What is development? Developing is enabling individuals to develop themselves in a way that is best suited to them. If the organisation helps individuals develop themselves then they will be more inclined and will be able to help the organisation meet its objectives. The benefits of training There are a lot of benefits from training: Effective training will improve service to customers, productivity, and the competitiveness of the organisation. ...read more.


Induction training could also involve training and development that the employee any need in order to carry out the job. A typical induction will involve a talk from a member of the senior management. An induction pack will also be included which will introduce them to the organisation. Mentoring This is when a trainee is paired up with an employee that is more experienced. The trainee will carry out the job but the mentor will be there in case the teachers need to ask any question about the work, and to solve any problems that may occur. Coaching Coaching is when individuals in the work place are provided with their own personal coaches. The coach will need to firstly develop coaching skills in order to carry out this job. Not only does the person that is being coached benefit from coaching, but the person carrying out the coaching also benefits. ...read more.


They do not offer external training because as they are very large organisation there would be a lot of expenses involved in doing this. On-the job training On-the-job training is when employees are being trained while they are working. This usually is usually carried out at their place of work. When Tesco's train employees to become store managers, part of the training will involve, spending a week at another store, working with another manager on the shop floor. Off-the-job training Off-the-job training takes place within the business or outside the business using trainers. Many large companies like Tesco will carry out off-the-job training internally within the business. Every one out of three Tesco's will have training room. Investors in people- Tesco are invertors in people as they spend more money on bonuses and gift vouchers to motivate their staff. The implications for lifetime learning, education and training The government is now encouraging people to think of training and education as a lifetime process, due to employment becoming more secure and individuals are being asked to develop new skills. ...read more.

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