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Human Resources: Training, Tuition reimbursement, Appraisals

1. Why do organizations spend money and time training and retraining employees?

2. Is tuition reimbursement a valid expense?

3. According to your experience and acquired knowledge, do you feel most job appraisers are qualified to give appraisals?

4. What is the result of being appraised from an unqualified individual? What can be done?

5. Do men and women generally earn the same for holding the same positions or doing the same job? If not, why?

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Human Resources Questions

1. Why do organizations spend money and time training and retraining employees?

First, training is a powerful employee motivator and retention tool, not to mention a competitive strength when it comes to having a skilled team -- all of which can have a profound impact on your company's bottom line. Happy, satisfied workers are more productive and more likely to stick around when they believe they are valued by their employers. Discerning candidates are more attracted to organizations with a reputation for encouraging employees' professional development.

Next, organizations that spend money training or implement career development programs will cultivate and retain the talent and attract new employees. Training boosts workplace morale by honing employees' skill sets to improve performance in their current positions and prepare them for their next move within the company. It also provides an opportunity for companies to strengthen skills that support its key business objectives.

Finally, organizations balance the money the spend training and retraining with the costs of rehiring. Employee turnover can cost organizations thousands of dollars when you consider lost production time, re-training, etc. One of the key ways to keep good staff is to instill in them a sense of loyalty and commitment.

2. Is tuition reimbursement a valid expense?

Employers have a vested interest in making sure employees have the knowledge and skills that will help them succeed at work. By earning a degree in a field related to your job, you can become a better employee. Additionally, employees are more likely to stick with a company when they are relying on their employer to fund their education. Employers often see less turn-around and more employee loyalty when they provide tuition reimbursement for education. Many employers know that education is the key to on-the-job success ( http://distancelearn.about.com).

3. According to your experience and acquired knowledge, do you feel most job appraisers are qualified to give appraisals?

Organizations are always looking to improve employee performance and results and are challenged to operate more efficiently and effectively. Raising individual and team performance levels is part of a job appraiser responsibility. However, organizations need to be careful here. Using job appraisers may be an intriguing idea, but it might also be counter-productive. It can put the organization at unnecessary risk and have a negative impact on motivation, performance, and the ...

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Answer to Human Resource questions. Answers describe the importance of money and time in training and retraining employees, tuition reimbursement, job appraisals and pay differences between men and women.

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