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Sharpening your human resources via training


“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler

Jack Welch, the famous chief executive who made General Electric the most valuable company in the world, at one point is said to have pronounced that it is the responsibility of the company to provide the tools and the training employees need to perform their jobs better. As a matter of fact, potential employees should stay far from organisations that are unwilling to train and develop. Deliberate, precise training should start right at the employee’s entry into the organisation, and continue periodically throughout the entire time that the employee is associated with the organisation.

Last week we discussed performance appraisal. Well, that important activity is totally useless unless the requisite training has been factored in and properly executed at the appropriate points.

Why is training so important? “Training is crucial for organisational development and success. It is fruitful to both employers and employees of an organisation. An employee will become more efficient and productive if he is trained well.” (

Published in the Observer
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