Assignment 1: Discussion—Training
You are a manager in the HR department at WidgetMaker. It has recently been brought to your attention that many of the workers require more training to accurately perform their jobs.
Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research the costs and benefits of implementing training programs.
Write a memo to company executives explaining why adequate training is important to the company and how the financial costs can be justified.
Within your memo, address the following:
- Evaluate the costs and benefits to both the company and the employee. How do the benefits justify the costs?
- What factors should the company consider when designing a training program? How should its effectiveness be evaluated?
After your initial posts discuss the following:
- Under which circumstances is training not transferable from company to company?
- From a management perspective, is it ever disadvantageous to hire individuals who have been previously trained at other companies? Why or why not?
- How much can the company culture of one company affect the training required at a different company?
By the due date assigned, post your response to the Discussion Area. Throughthe end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation