BHM-324 Human Resource Management
Dr. Afshin Afrookhteh
USING COMPUTERS TO AID IN THE PROCESS OF TRAINING AND EVALUATION EMPLOYEE’S
Training expenditures are a unique form of business expenses, but like any other investment, a commitment to training represents an investment that will translate into real results.
Some of the most successful companies around today are those that manage they’re employees in the most efficient and effective means available. Companies want to be assured that the training and investment time spent on each employee will eventually provide a return investment for the company.
Computers have become a necessity of our everyday lives and a means of incorporating skill development into the training arsenal of many companies, and a way of bringing together technology with employee training and replacing the traditional classroom setting. No-one can dispute that E-Learning and the use of new technology is the way of the future, one that is clearly not just a passing phase; nonetheless one that will carry corporate training further than ever before.
Some of the advantages of computer based learning include;
Efficient way to meet training needs & evaluations requirements.
Cost effective & easily monitored by training managers.
Job specific training & self paced comprehension & understanding.
Audio / visually interaction & constructive feed back.
Forward & back review of all materials for ones own understanding.
Provides module spot testing / final testing.
Provides additional training requirements & reference materials.
Security password protected.
Without loss of work production
For some jobs it is either impractical or unwise to train on the actual equipment used for the job such as aircraft, space and military equipment. Under these circumstances computer simulators are incorporated in to the training program. These bring a sense of realism into to the training arsenal at a minimal cost with maximum safety levels, allowing the trainee to practice real life scenarios for unforeseen events they may never encounter, yet prepared for.
Two other training devices used by some companies include “tele-training & interactive video disk training” both of which are being used by the military and medical communities. Tele-training provides visual training to other training sights or meetings, allowing schedule flexibility, reduced time and travel expenses, increased expert accessibility and the ability to reach employees in remote locations. Video disk training is being used to instruct resident doctors/nurses to assist in the diagnosis process of illnesses and simulated emergency situations such as heart attack patients. This form of training also provides a self paced environment on a serious of computer interactive disks that allows access to any segment of the instructional program depending on the trainee’s