Training and development managers and specialists conduct and supervise training and development programs for employees. Increasingly, management recognizes that training offers a way of developing skills, enhancing productivity and quality of work, and building loyalty to the firm.
Training is widely accepted as a method of improving employee morale, but this is only one of the reasons for its growing importance.
Other factors include the complexity of the work environment, the rapid pace of organizational and technological change, and the growing number of jobs in fields that constantly generate new knowledge.
In addition, advances in learning theory have provided insights into how adults learn, and how you can organize training most effectively for your adult learner employees.
Workplaces have also become more knowledgeable about how to develop employee skills more effectively in both external programs and using internal opportunities to help employees continue to grow their skills.
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