The Importance of Training and Development in the Workplace

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1. Training and development are necessary to minimize the revolving door phenomenon and retain the talent the organization worked so hard to acquire during the selection process. The retention of quality employees represents the return on investment into what are often costly selection procedures such as the use of assessment agencies. Therefore, it is critical to implement, design, and maintain good training and development programs specific to the position. The first thing I would do as human resources manager would be to consult with management about available options, and possibly free up funding for future training and development programs if I saw the need for it. I understand that "training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers find the development opportunities expensive," (Frost, 2012). Therefore, it might take some quantitative analyses to prove to management that training is an investment they cannot afford to miss. In spite of the short-term drawbacks to training and development programs (including loss of labor time), their long-term benefits are proven in the literature (Frost, 2012).
Once I understand what options are available to me at this particular time for this particular employee, I would make a list of the training and development needs for the employee and try to match those with the services we have on hand. Others with the same job title and role in the organization might also benefit from
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