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Ch 5: Employee Training & Career Development

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Employee Training & Career Development - Chapter Summary

The mobile-friendly lessons found in this chapter on employee training and career development can give you a better understanding of onboarding processes, the six principles of adult learning identified by Knowles, and the content of new hire orientations. There's so much more, like the lesson on how to assess an organization's training needs. After reviewing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between andragogy and pedagogy
  • Explain how learning organizations manage and develop talent
  • Define emotional intelligence
  • Outline progressive discipline of employees
  • Recount different types of employee training programs
  • Discuss mentoring and on-the-job training of employees
  • Detail the purpose of career management and development
  • Provide an overview of career stages

Professional instructors have developed interesting and illustrative lessons to make learning about employee training and career development fun. To accommodate your needs, you can study the entire chapter or just focus on specific topics. Each lesson includes a short quiz that enables you to test your knowledge and ability to recall key information.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Employee Training & Career Development
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Knowles' Six Principles of Adult Learning

1. Knowles' Six Principles of Adult Learning

Androgogy is a term coined by Malcolm Knowles and associated with adult learning. This lesson will distinguish andragogy from pedagogy, and describe the six principles of adult learning as identified by Knowles.

Talent Management & Development in Learning Organizations

2. Talent Management & Development in Learning Organizations

Explore the world of a learning organization including how the organization acquires, manages, and retains talent in this lesson. Learn about the development of a learning culture and how employees operate within the learning structure.

Goleman's Domains of Leadership: Definition and Concept of Emotional Intelligence

3. Goleman's Domains of Leadership: Definition and Concept of Emotional Intelligence

Employee success in the workplace may involve possessing emotional intelligence. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of emotional intelligence and five domains of it that can be developed in employees. A short quiz follows.

Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline

4. Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline

Nobody likes to be disciplined at work, but sometimes it's necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn about the 'hot stove' rule. We'll also take a look at a progressive disciplinary system. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

5. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Types of Employee Training Programs

6. Types of Employee Training Programs

There are several types of employee training programs. Employees may receive basic literacy training, interpersonal skills training, technical training, problem-solving training and diversity or sensitivity training. Each type of training targets a different facet of an organization's overall culture and performance.

New Hire Orientation: Importance of Training Design & Content

7. New Hire Orientation: Importance of Training Design & Content

A key HR function is ensuring that employees become integrated into the organization and their jobs as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. In this lesson, you'll learn about the orientation process, which seeks to achieve this.

Onboarding: Definition & Processes

8. Onboarding: Definition & Processes

Onboarding is important for the success of a new employee. It introduces the new employee to the way the company operates. New employees become familiar with company policies during this period.

Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

9. Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

There are several different types of training methods used to acclimate an employee to a new job or even to a new position within his current organization. In this lesson, we'll discuss several different methods, including on-the-job training, job rotation and job mentoring.

What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

10. What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

Companies can invest in both their managers and employees through career management and development systems. These programs offer counseling, planning and workshops to help employees manage their careers.

Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

11. Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

A career stage model explains the four stages that individuals pass through in their careers. The four stages consist of establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal.

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