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    HRD Program In-House VS. Purchasing HR Programs

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    1. What are the advantages of designing an HRD program in-house versus purchasing programs from vendors?
    2. What are the advantages of holding a training program on-site? Off-site?
    3. How do you feel about attending training sessions or classes scheduled early in the morning? After lunch? What can a trainer do to maximize the chances that such a session will be effective?
    4. Define hazing and describe how it can be prevented. In your opinion, should hazing ever play a role in socialization? Defend your answer.
    5. Which two aspects of an orientation program do you think are the most important in socializing new employees? Support your choices?

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    1. What are the advantages of designing an HRD program in-house versus purchasing programs from vendors?
    An in-house HRD program proves to be better compared to purchasing programs to vendors for the following reasons:
    (a) the content of training and HRD efforts are tailored to fit organization's needs;
    (b) there is a close working relationship between line managers and HRD staff;
    (c) flexibility in scheduling
    (d) in-house programs can sometimes consume lower cost and expenses.

    2. What are the advantages of holding a training program on-site? Off-site?

    On-Site Training:
    (a) flexibility of scheduling on the part of employees' working time;
    (b) accessibility, e.g., a training program for new teachers - It is easier for the Coordinators and Speakers to shift from their job in the office to the venue of the training if it is held in the same place;
    (c) availability of support - If there is anything that the speakers need at the last minute, he/she can right away ask the office staff to do it for him/her as they are just accessible and the office equipments are ...

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    The solution discusses the following: advantages of designing and HRD program VS. purchasing programs from vendors, the advantages of holding a training program on-site and off-site, suggestions for trainer to make sessions effective, definition of hazing and its role in socialization and two aspects of an orientation program which are more important in socializing new employees.

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