Training Effectiveness: A Perspective of Engaged vs. Disengaged Employees

Training Effectiveness: A Perspective of Engaged vs. Disengaged Employees

Snigdha Mohapatra (BIMTECH, India) and Pravat Kumar Mohanty (Utkal University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0902-8.ch014
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Abstract

HR practitioners time and again busy in finding the worth of their training programs. Outputs of training/Training Effectiveness/ROI of training programs are taking a huge attention of any HR department in any organization. Often attention was paid to the training program itself, the training environment, the trainer and the organizational climate and culture to apply the same into work. But many a times the very important part i.e. trainees were left aside. Present research is an attempt to address this gap. Trainees though found to be an important factor in success of any training program often this factor is limited to theoretical analysis. Rarely organizations and particularly the training department dare to ponder this. The type of trainee or in other way the characteristic of a trainee is found to be influential in many of the researches earlier. Here the attempt is to measure the link between the level of engagement and the perception of training effectiveness of the same trainees. This will help the training department to be more cautious while choosing their trainees to deliver an effective training program to fetch a dream achieved.
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Objectives

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    To find out the employee’s attitude towards effectiveness of training.

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    To find the linkage between level of engagement and effectiveness of training.

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Literature Review

  • Training for Skilled Labor: Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of an employee in particular job by a systematic process of assistance is known as training. According to Silberman and Phillips (2006), training and development has the ability to maintain the organization’s goals and objectives. As it analyzes needs, designs and develops training programs; conducts training at each level and also evaluates them. This is how the HR department can take initiative for the organization to remain competitive in all times.

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