Extensive Training

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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In modern business, it is practically imperative that any employee, no matter their job, receives extensive training. More often than not, the training may encompass multiple aspects of the job, including everything from the necessary job skills to methods of interaction with peers and other members of the same company. It is therefore very important for most modern businesses, especially large corporations, to have training programs that are proven as effective, efficient ways of orienting an employee to their role in the business.

No matter how extensive training is, it is quality training that will teach the most to many employees. There are a growing number of consulting firms that specialize in inspecting interventions such as training programs to insure that the program is fulfilling its business purposes. Many such firms also specialize in performance evaluations and employee surveys, which are also effective ways of gathering data on corporate culture and workplace dynamics.

Evaluations Can Improve Extensive Training Programs

Program evaluations for extensive training sessions are generally administered over an extended period of time. This way, the consulting firm can assess what effect the program is having, as well as the effects that any changes made to the program have on profitability, productivity, revenue, and other performance metrics. Successful program evaluations often require a year or more to design, perform, and analyze.

The overall goal of many program evaluations is to link independent variables--performance, work procedures, aspects of training, etc.--to business concerns such as staff attrition, teamwork, communication, and ultimately, profitability. In many cases, the results of evaluations are presented with clear recommendations for the future of the business. Those recommendations are often backed with proof of the validity and reliability of the project as a whole.


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