About This Chapter
Employee Training & Development - Chapter Summary
This fun chapter outlines employee training and development in a mobile-friendly and easy-to-follow format. When you study these video and text lessons, you'll review employee training needs, strategies and programs, plus many more related topics. In about 10 minutes or less, our video lessons clearly cover these subjects, and you can use the video tabs feature to go back or skip ahead to a specific section of any video. Print out the lesson transcripts or text lessons as handy study guides to help you review the important concepts wherever you go. This chapter is designed by professional instructors to assist you in meeting these objectives:
- Outline the importance and benefits of employee training
- Explore the different types of training programs for employees
- Discuss employee development and training through an organizational psychology lens
- Understand how the training needs of an organization are accurately assessed
- Implement and plan strategies for employee training
1. What Is Employee Training? - Benefits, Effects & Importance
In this lesson we will review several aspects of employee training. We will discover the value and benefits of employee training, as well as review the different types of employee training and key issues in providing training in the workplace. Finally, we will discuss ways managers can support training in the workplace.
2. 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.
3. Employee Training & Development in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
A major part of organizational development depends on the growth of the organization's employees. In this lesson, we'll examine the major elements and types of employee training and development.
4. 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.
5. Planning for & Implementing Employee Training Strategy
In this lesson you'll see what employee training is and why it's important, identify key questions to ask when formulating a training program, see how to use the training portfolio mix, and explore the four key characteristics of high-leverage training.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology course
- Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Job Analysis & Evaluation Methods
- Employee Selection: Recruiting & Interviewing
- Performance Management: Evaluating Employee Performance
- Employee Motivation, Satisfaction & Commitment
- The Psychology of Employee Engagement
- Leadership & Conflict in the Workplace
- The Psychology of Groups
- Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace
- Organizational Development & Change
- Workplace Psychological Health
- Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Required Assignments for Psychology 301
- Studying for Psychology 301