HR Development and their Impact on SHARP organisation : Essay

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Table of contentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2LO1 Understanding the learning styles and theories.......................................................................21.1 Comparison of different learning styles....................................................................................21.2 Explanation of the role of the learning curve and the effectiveness of transferring learning inthe workplace...................................................................................................................................31.3 Contribution of theories and learning styles when designing and planning a learning event...4LO2 Ability to plan and design development and training..............................................................52.1 Comparison of the training needs of the staffs at different organizational level.......................52.2 Advantages and disadvantages of different training methods...................................................62.3 Using a systematic approach to plan development and training for an training event..............7LO3 Ability to evaluate a training session......................................................................................83.1 An evaluation using suitable techniques....................................................................................83.2 Evaluation of a training event..................................................................................................103.3 Review of the success of the evaluation methods...................................................................11LO4 Understanding the skills of the government development initiatives...................................124.1 Role of the government in development, training and lifelong learning.................................124.2 Explanation of the development of the competency movement on how it has affected theprivate and public sectors..............................................................................................................124.3 Impact of training initiatives introduced by the government on the the HR development foran organisation...............................................................................................................................13Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................14Reference List................................................................................................................................15Page1of18
IntroductionHuman resource development is the process of developing and training any organization’semployee for the improvement of skills, knowledge, abilities of the employees, and education inorder to fulfil the organizational goals. This essay consists of the details of HR development andtheir impact on an UK based organization known as SHARP. The essay focuses on differentstyles of learning for the individuals with detailed explanation of learning curves and theirimpact. Furthermore, the essay offers different methods of training, their impact and evaluationto test the effectiveness. According to the Knowleset al.(2014),it also focuses on the UKgovernment involvement to support the company for improvement of employee’s performanceby conducting frequent training sessions along with the evaluation by using suitable techniques.LO1 Understanding the learning styles and theories1.1 Comparison of different learning stylesLearning is the process of improving skills and acquiring knowledge for creating positive effectswithin the organization. This continuous process is being conducted by an individual to achievesomething for improving the knowledge related to the subject. According to Armstrong andTaylor (2014), learning helps in improving workplace performance and potential of an individualin order to achieve success. There are various theories which define the learning styles within theemployee relationships as the way of an individual to gain the knowledge which varies withdifferent personalities of the employees.Kolb’s theory - This theory was published by David Kolb in 1984 for justifying the fact thatlearning comes from the abstract concepts and experiences of an individual that can beimplemented in various situations they might face. There are four learning styles that has beenstated by Kolb in the theory:Diverging - This style of learning helps in believing in watching and in feeling. Peoplewith this learning style are imaginative and find solutions by the process of generatingidea.Converging - This learning style find solutions for the issue practically. People with thisstyle of learning are logical and believe in the implementation of learning experiences.Page2of18
Assimilating - This is thinking and watching process. During this process of learning thepeople absorb the scenario by watching and thinking about it logically.Accommodating - This process is also practical in nature but the people following thisprocess focuses on intuitions than logics.The concept of Kolb was then modified by Honey and Mumford with their own learning styleprocesses. They are:Theorists - They try to understand the theoretical facts behind the goals and objectives.Activists - They learn by their activities or experiences.Pragmatists - They are practical and implement the methods in the real world.Reflector - They learn things by thinking and observing the situation.In this essay, it has been stated that the SHARP organization is using the Theorist’s learningprocess as the company offers two day programs of induction that allows the workers tounderstand company’s objectives and strategies.1.2 Explanation of the role of the learning curve and the effectiveness oftransferring learning in the workplaceThe concept of learning curve was first explained by Hermann Ebbinghaus. The graphicalrepresentation of the learning performance of an individual is termed as Learning curve. Itcreates an impact over two situations. It is made to review the employee productivity performingthe same task or the review of the employee learning.Figure 1: Learning Curve(Source: Armstrong and Taylor, 2014)This above figure is a suitable example. According to Brewster and Hegewisch (2017), if a typistis having a better training session by typing with more speed than before, the above figure statesthat the employee performance is continuously improving and the graph shows it.Page3of18
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