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Training Program Development

Consider the following scenario:

Jim Delaney, president of Apex Door, has a problem. No matter how often he tells his employees how to do their jobs, they invariably "decide to do it their own way," as he puts it, and arguments ensue among Jim, the employee, and the employee's supervisor. One example is the door-design department, where the designers are expected to work with the architects to design doors that meet the specifications. While it's not "rocket science," as Jim puts it, the designers invariably make mistakes such as designing too much steel (a problem that can cost Apex tens of thousands of wasted dollars once you consider the number of doors in, say, a 30-story office tower).

The order processing department is another example. Jim has a very specific and detailed way he wants the order written up, but most of the order clerks don't understand how to actually use the multipage order form. They simply improvise when it comes to a detailed question such as whether to classify the customer as "industrial" or "commercial."

The current training process is as follows. None of the jobs have a training manual per se; although, several have somewhat out-of-date job descriptions. The training for new people is all on the job. Usually the person leaving the company trains the new person during the one to two week overlap period, but if there's no overlap, the new person is trained as sufficiently as possible by other employees who have filled in occasionally on the job in the past. The training is basically the same throughout the company for machinists, secretaries, assemblers, accounting clerks, etc.

Assume that you have been hired by Apex Door to develop a training program. Develop a training proposal that provides specific suggestions on what you will do to improve the training process at Apex Door.

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The case is that of training problems faced by one Jim Delaney, because his employees have a poor understanding of the problems they need to solve.
<br>There are some assumptions, which the question makes, first the question never mentions the work environment, or 'work culture', if this is sloppy then the training efforts are doomed to fail, second the question assumes that employees leaving the company are an ordinary phenomenon, this is not explained, it is needed that we should know why the employees leave the company. For example it might be the case that the salaries offered are too low.
<br>Given below is a template to help you answer your question.
<br>In the first week a new employee joins
<br>He should be trained by the HRD department on the flow of jobs, ...