Corporate Employee Training and Development Strategies

William J. Rothwell, Anita Pane Whiteford

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This chapter defines employee training, describes categories of employee training, examines the role of training in onboarding programs, and reviews the benefits of training for individuals and organizations. The chapter also describes how training programs run by organizations meet corporate needs. Training goals can be linked to strategic plans, succession plans, and changes in corporate direction. Methods of training vary and include simulations, "work out" team experiences, and distance education. Training evaluation addresses many issues, including how much people liked training, how much they learned, what they used on their jobs, and how the organization gained from the training. The future of training will require more attention to technology and to individual learning abilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940486
ISBN (Print)9780195390483
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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