Company background Kiewit Construction Company is considered as one of the largest construction companies in the world. The company was founded in 1884 by the Kiewit brothers and has its headquarters situated in Omaha, Nebraska United states. The company has been involved in various infrastructure projects in the United States. One of the notable projects the company undertook is the renovation of the Anton Anderson memorial tunnel in Whittier, Alaska. The renovation of the facility was a public- private collaboration between the Alaska department of transportation and public affairs (ADOT & PF), Kiewit Company and VMS Corporation (Rodengen et al, 2009).
Application of the best practice of training Training is an important component in ensuring that an organization employee is equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills required to perform challenging tasks. Various researches have pointed out to the importance of conducting training to enhance operations management in an organization. Training leads to employee development and eventually enhances creativity, innovation and specialization. This section will critically evaluate the application of the practice of employee training to increase profitability through improved productivity, low cost inventory, reliable and delivery schedules, and delivery of high quality products (Jones & Robinson, 2012). Training is an important function of operations management because it improves and enhances the operating efficiency within an organization. The construction industry has is dynamically changing due to the advances that are being experienced in the information and communication technology. Various complicated and sophisticated building technologies are being invented, and in order to attain efficiency in operations management, then, employees need to be trained on the new technologies (Swamidass, 2000). For example, technologies such as the EMS (energy management control systems), have the potential to undertake complicated and highly technical energy-efficient control systems. Such technologies are always underutilized and misused due to lack of training among the employees. When employee understands the logic behind such technologies, they can customize the technologies with regard to the various internal and external factors.
Training can be a blessing in disguise if the right mechanisms are not put in place. The human resource managers should ensure that, the relevant mechanisms are put in place to train employees in relevant area of specialization. The training program should be able to identify the specific skills needed by an employee and train the…