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Employee Training and Development: Benefits and changes with technology

Explain how technology has changed training? What are the benefits technologies bring to a training department? What are the challenges?

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Employee training is one of the human resource management activities that are given importance and are allocated funds by the company. According to Certo (1994), employee training is the process of developing the knowledge, skills, and other qualities of the employee in order to make him more productive and be able to contribute more effectively in the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. Hence, it is a way to better equip an individual for his present job. Training process includes determination of training needs, designing the training program, administering or implementing the training program, and evaluating the effectiveness of the training program. Hence, even before deciding on the type of training, a human resource manager must have determined the training needs of the target employees. This is important because it will determine the specific objective of the training, the kind of training that must be conducted, how the training must be conducted or what methods must be utilized, and how its ...