Human Resource Development- HR Assignment

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Comparing the different learning styles...........................................................................11.2 Role of learning curve and transferring of learning at workplace....................................21.3 Assessing the contribution of different learning styles and theories on planning anddesigning of a training event.................................................................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................42.1 Discussing the training needs of staff at different level of an organization.....................42.2 Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of training methods used in an organization.42.3 Systematic approach to plan training and development for a training event...................5TASK 3............................................................................................................................................63.1 Preparation of an evaluation plan by using suitable techniques.......................................63.2 Ways to evaluate the training event..................................................................................73.3 Reviewing the success of evaluation method used...........................................................7TASK 4............................................................................................................................................74.1 Role of government in training and development as well as in lifelong learning............74.2 Impact of the development of competency movement upon the public and private sector..84.3 Contribution of training initiatives taken by UK government upon the human resourcedevelopment of an organization.............................................................................................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource development is one of the main responsibilities of HR department whichhelps the company to achieve success in the strategic business environment. Every organizationprovides learning, development and training opportunities to individual so that they can meetorganizational aims and objectives (What Is Human Resource Development (HRD)?,2015).HRdepartment of the company is highly concerned with skills, knowledge and competencies of theindividual (Delahaye, 2015).Sainsbury is chosen for this report which is the largest supermarketof UK. The present report will discuss different learning styles and theories which help inimproving the potential of individual. Besides this, it depicts the role of learning curve andtransfer of learning at workplace. It also states training needs of staff that are placed at differentlevel. This report focuses on role of UK government in training and development of individual aswell as in lifelong learning.TASK 11.1 Comparing the different learning stylesLearning of individual is an ongoing process which never comes to an end. There aremainly four types of learning styles namely activist, reflector, theorist and pragmatist. Differentlearning plays different role in individual learning and development aspect. No style is suitablefor all kind of individuals because every individual has different training need. Learning stylesconsists of ways through which an individual can learn easily and thereby contribute inorganizational growth and development (Swart and et.al, 2012).Individual perception,experience and its own capabilities are one of the main factors which influence learning styles.Sainsbury undertakes following learning styles which are introduced by Honey and Mumford inthe year 1982 is as follows:Activist:It consists of people who prefer to learn by performing the task and wishes totake new challenges. In order to learn and develop their skills they undertake challengesand makes efforts to fulfill it with enthusiasm. On the basis of these attributes of learnerscompany needs to undertake role playing session, simulation and brainstormingtechniques. These activities prove to be beneficial in the growth and development ofemployees.1
Reflector:In this, people learn by observing others as well as experience of others. Suchkind of people think that behind every action there are some stories and understanding ofthe same is required. In this, employees analysis situation before making any decisions.They prefer to observe and listen to others and make suitable decision. Salisbury can usethis style for learning and development of their workforce through activities, presentationand seminars.Theorist:Theorists consists of employees who solve problem through step by step. Theyobserve and analyzes situation in order to find out suitable solution (Matthews and et.al,2004).Sainsbury needs to conduct lectures and conceptual presentation to incorporatethese types of learning style within an organization.Pragmatist:It includes such type of employees who prefers to learn from practicalexposure or demonstration of work aspect. They are known as keen learners who focuson innovative ideas and techniques. Workshops are the most suitable way through whichorganization can improve understanding of employees.1.2 Role of learning curve and transferring of learning at workplaceLearning curve plays a significant role in assessing efficiency level of individuals. It isalso termed as cost, efficiency and productivity curve. Learning curve can also be defined as agraphical presentation which depicts changes in productivity and per unit cost of output.Organization undertakes learning and experience curve to forecast the cost and for planningproduction. It also consists of learning and development stage of employees. It also providesdeeper insight regarding the contribution of training event in growth of employees (Reid andet.al, 2004).This also entails the learning style which Sainsbury is required to undertake indeveloping skills and competencies of workforce. Effective learning curve helps the company indeveloping positive image in front of customers.Implementation or transfer of learning at workplace plays a crucial role in maximizingsales as well as profit of the organization. When employees transfer or implement learning atworkplace then it proves to be beneficial for the organization. Sainsbury is able to increase itsgross revenue with the help of its trained individual. It enables the company to deliver qualityand cost effective services to customer and thereby helps in building customer satisfaction aswell as loyalty. Besides this, it also provides assistance to company in producing and delivering2
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