February 10, 2015
David Van Gorder
Training Key Areas
Training key areas are the foundation for well-structured preparation programs. These objectives help to illustrate the importance of the training and why mastering these areas are essential for success. In today’s society, businesses have to account for its success on different levels of organizational achievements, company success, and personal growing within the organization and employees.
When training programs are developed, the employer has to factor in many considerations, including legalities because of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC). Companies have to comply with a variety of governmental regulations to satisfy legislature by showing employees have completed trainings and are applying the skilled learned to their job. The organization will need to develop a diverse training class which will cover beyond race, culture, gender, and workplace ethics. Successful diversity training within the organization provides employers with the tolls needed to attract new employees and retain a diversified work place.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is also enforced by Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) that makes it illegal to discriminate against employees 40 and above. Another form of protection within the workplace is the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to Noe (2005), “The ADA requires companies to make “reasonable accommodations” to the physical to mental condition of a person with a disability who is otherwise qualified unless it would impose an “undue hardship” on the organization’s operations” (p. 363). Therefore, every training must be accessible to those with disabilities. Any stereotypes, personal, and religious beliefs should be kept out of the learning environment. It is also the obligation of the employer to make sure employees partaking in such trainings are competent enough to do so
Importance of Diversity Training
As a company grows diversity training becomes more important, both for within the company as well as outside of the company. The product or service will only be as good as the staffs that create or provide it. A staff that does not operate in a cohesive manner will not produce the best, for a host of reasons. They may not like, respect, or understand each other. For example, in the military soldiers have to depend on each other with their lives, and if there was no diversity training that could cost a life. Although extreme, it is similar to the business world when coworkers who have not been properly trained to deal with the differences among themselves as well as the differences in customers will become source of conflict in an organization.
Many times people act ignorant because they have never been properly educated. Other times they have been misled in their thinking regarding the differences in themselves and others. With diversity training education will bring a new perspective, and a more peaceable relationship. Therefore, resulting in differences a source of inspiration to the organization rather than a source of disconnect. Diversity training is essential to bridging the gap that brings everything together.
Employee Professional Growth The method of training that is chosen, the amount of training given to each associate, and the commitment to ongoing training are all important decisions that have to be made first. The determination of the level of training each employee will receive will determine ultimately his or her personal and professional growth within the organization. It is a manager’s obligation within an organization to determine who is successful in his or her endeavors. Those who are not as successful then the manager will dedicate time to determine the training needs in his or her department.
A manager should also be aware of each individual’s goals of advancement within the