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date: 14 November 2018

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This chapter defines employee training, describes categories of employee training, examines the role of training in onboarding programs, and reviews the benefits of training for individuals and organizations. The chapter also describes how training programs run by organizations meet corporate needs. Training goals can be linked to strategic plans, succession plans, and changes in corporate direction. Methods of training vary and include simulations, “work out” team experiences, and distance education. Training evaluation addresses many issues, including how much people liked training, how much they learned, what they used on their jobs, and how the organization gained from the training. The future of training will require more attention to technology and to individual learning abilities.

Keywords: training, training and development, workplace learning and performance, aligning training to strategic objectives, types of training, training delivery methods

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