Training and Development

You don’t build a business
And then people build the

- Zig Ziglar

Training and Developing your Employees

What if we train them and they leave?
What if you don't and they stay?

Planning your company's training will help you to:

  • identify needs
  • manage' the training
  • identify some training costs and separate them from other costs.

Training should help both you and the employee:

  • to meet the needs of a particular job
  • to meet the aspirations of an employee
  • to prepare the employee for more responsibility
  • as a business investment for a future need.

Consider carefully what you do now:

  • when starting a new employee in the company or in a new job
  • when helping an employee do his present job
  • in preparing an employee for the future. It may be promotion, because of new technology, or for different responsibilities (for example, to become a supervisor).

Who else do you involve in planning training:

for an individual or group of employees:

  • supervisors?
  • external training advisers?
  • the employees themselves?

Spend time examining:

  • the opportunities increased training can give you
  • the problems caused and experienced by 'the new employee’
  • the day-to-day requirements of the job
  • work organisation, including supervision
  • forecasting what your manpower needs, and changes in skill will be, in say one, two and three years.

You should make time to examine:

  • how you and your managers do the jobs
  • what problems your managers have
  • your business problems
  • the future for your business
  • the future for your managers
  • how you all can improve your skills.

Consider what you can do now to meet the needs of the above.

Consider what you ought to do to meet these needs.

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Don't forget your own training and development needs or those of your management colleagues and workforce.