Training prepares employees to do their current job and development prepares employees for a future job. Training can be for ‘hard’ or technical skills (i.e. how to use MS Office) or for ‘soft’ or interpersonal skills (i.e. communication).
Training can take many forms and it’s important to decide which is the most efficient and effective to reach the goal of the training being done.
Various organizations offer funding for training initiatives and sometimes will offer free training for prospective employees.
A training agreement can be done between the employer and the employee to set out learning objectives, payment terms and other details for agreed upon training.
Career Development is about setting and implementing goals that are related to an employee’s career.
On the job training, coupled with school, where inexperienced employees learn a trade from experienced craftspeople.
Succession Planning is where a company creates a plan to ensure that all key roles in it will have a competent person in that role in the long-term.
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