Corporate Employee Training and Development Strategies

William J. Rothwell and Anita Pane Whiteford

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Corporate Employee Training and Development Strategies

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This chapter defines employee training, describes categories of employee training, examines the role of training in onboarding programs, and reviews the benefits of training for individuals and organizations. The chapter also describes how training programs run by organizations meet corporate needs. Training goals can be linked to strategic plans, succession plans, and changes in corporate direction. Methods of training vary and include simulations, “work out” team experiences, and distance education. Training evaluation addresses many issues, including how much people liked training, how much they learned, what they used on their jobs, and how the organization gained from the training. The future of training will require more attention to technology and to individual learning abilities.

Keywords: training; training and development; workplace learning and performance; aligning training to strategic objectives; types of training; training delivery methods

Article.  10585 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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