Any staff member who has been freshly inducted into an organization would need to harness their varied skills and abilities and apply their broad knowledge in specific ways that the business demands and the organization requires them to. This holds true for any staff of any cadre, department or qualification. In the process they may also be able to learn something new from the trainer and also impart something what the person has learnt from previous experience to other staff.
Hence the plan for training the staff needs to take care about the background of the staff and their new learning requirements based on what they shall do in this organization. Moreover the culture and setting of this organization may be different from what the staff has been experienced to in the past and the plan also needs to inculcate these aspects in the learning, at least a bit if not entirely possible.
While some people opine that education is not something that can be imparted, it is a common belief of successful and effective organizations that training and learning is a continuous process that occurs or should happen throughout the entire professional span of an individual (Gomez-Mejia, Balkin, &Cardy, 2001: 45-48). Whatever may be the mode, method and process by which staffs are trained the idea that the learning curve should always go in an upward direction and learning should happen always within the workplace.
One of the methods suggested by which training shall be more effective and beneficial for both the employee and the employer will be to mutually design a professional development plan for each and every individual. The plan may be drafted by the employee in isolation and later reviewed by the manager or it may be done together as a collective effort. In such a way the staff shall be motivated to contribute more to the interests of the organization since they get an impression that the organization is also interested in training and developing the employee. During the process the employee’s goals for the forthcoming period may also be simultaneously set.