Career Development Plan Summary Essay
HRM/531 Human Capital Management
Professor Dennis Heins
April 18, 2011
My current promotion to midlevel manager at Art Institute has me very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. A very exhilarating feeling has come along with accepting this position as midlevel manager. However, with all of the excitement attached to this promotion, a bit of sadness is in the air as well. The team will have to be restructured.
We are a team that makes up the Admissions Department and have always relied heavily on customer service. Our branch of the Art Institute has added on two new programs; culinary and media arts. Therefore, more students are inquiring about these programs, which mean more …show more content…
Our goal is to have both our new and existing employees on the same page as far as training is concerned. Once the new hires arrive from their first intensive week of training, a combined training for all employees will take place. During this training, existing employees will be paired up with new employees. The purpose of this is to identify both strengths and weaknesses of both parties, which will allow them to learn from one another. The new employees will be able to learn effective techniques from the existing employees. In addition, the new employees can refresh the existing employees with the new information they learned in their first week of training.
The combined training will help the employees bond and get acquainted as a new team. The combined team training will focus heavily on team building, gaining knowledge of the new programs, customer service and strategies involved with enrolling/closing in on the “sale.” The training will be on-the-job and will be a combination of lectures and role playing. It is important for the new employees