Employee Training and Career Development Paper

1361 Words Oct 9th, 2012 6 Pages
Employee Training and Career Development Paper
HRM/300
September 23, 2012
Dr. Laura-Ann Migliore

Employee Training and Career Development Paper Inside any successful organization, there will be strong training and career development programs and systems. To recognize strong training and career development programs, one should know the: definition, methods, successes, HRM involvement, and their own wants and needs. To clarify understanding of these, the following will be described in detail: training and development by definition and how they fit into most organizations; the various methods used to train and promote career development; the direct correlation to organizational growth and success from training and development; the
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Many companies cut training as an expense when times get tough or when they feel they need to maximize productivity and profit, when this is in fact they very time they need to invest heavily into training (Sommers, 2010). According to the Department of Labor, the average company only trains an employee 40-50 hours, 5-6.5 days, per year, and much of that is on the job mentoring, not formal class work (BLS, 2005). According to the SAP, an information technology application giant, they averaged over 11.5 training days per employee per year or about 92 hours (SAP, 2012). Though this seems high for many companies, it only averages out to 4.5% of a workers time at a job place every year. But by doubling the normal training they have been able to grow and succeed where other large IT groups are starting to fail. One can only image what it could be like if the dedicated two or three full week of training per year. If a company trains employees year after year consistently, they begin working on career development.
Career Development and HRM Careers are a very personalized for they are the culmination of all the occupational actions taken, progresses made, jobs held, and title earned over a long period of time rather than a snapshot in time (Business Dictionary, 2012). From this understanding, a single person can span their entire career at one place climbing the ranks and making accomplishments or

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