Implementing an Employee Development and Training Program: Goal and Responsibility


A person must aware of a value of learning, which becomes an act that happens all the time. Within a realm of organization or company, an employee must do a lot of everyday activity in order to learn something from it. Furthermore, s/he can learn much from the whole phenomena that is going on around the sphere of workspace. Employee development and training program is the responsibility of the company. However, it is at the same time a shared responsibility of the employee and the management. From the management point of view: training program provide the right environment and resources that in essence will be used to support the development and growth of the employee.

In order to make employee development and training program successful, a management should do the following things:

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Training and Development Main Activities for Organization in General

Training And Development

Training and development is a function to improve job performance in organizational settings. Depend on the type of the organization; training and development could be implemented in various activities. However, training and development main activities are generally the same for every organization. The main activities are described in the following.

The first activity is training. This activity is usually executed as soon as the employee is hired because it focuses on the current job. It trains the employee to the job right, which aligned with company culture and objectives. After initial training, employee could get more training in order to give them more jobs and responsibilities in their current position. Training could be given to the part-timer, contract worker, and full timer. Since training is focuses on current job, it will be evaluated against the job.

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Talent Development Strategies to Engage Employees in Long-Term

Talent development

Talent development strategies are the way to engage employees in the long-term and keep their commitment to the company. Maintaining employee’s engagement and commitment to the company is part of HR jobs. Retaining key employees is very important in order to maintain stability of the company because finding capable, talented, and trusted employees is not an easy job. Although it maybe easy to find new hires, it would be hard to get the quality. In addition, it would be a waste if you lose high quality employees that you found them with much effort. It would be worst if you lose them to your competitor. Therefore, it is very important to add talent development to your talent management.

Talent development is the part of talent management that will help you to maximize person-job fit, give them the opportunity to do more, possibility to have career improvement. It will increase job satisfaction because when employee fit the job, they will satisfy and more engage to the company. When employee gets more things to do and get more in rewards, they will feel more valuable, engage more to the company, and give long-term commitment.

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Technology in Performance Management Improves Efficiency and Output

Perfomance Managament

HR technology is one of the keys on modern human resources management. It is significant in every HR areas, including performance management. Technology in performance management is brought by the use of computers, networks, specific apps, and mobile technology to help performance management processing. The result is improvement in efficiency and output of performance management system.

Performance management often get bad rap due to ineffective process, poor implementation, high cost, and inaccurate appraisal. Technology in performance management could make big different in the process, implementation, cost, and appraisal. The benefits are including:

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Social Recruitment, a New Way to Win Great Talent


The world of social media grows fast in incredible state. Many people are addicted to social media and even high rank people could not stay away from it. The growth of social media is also affecting HR management, especially in recruitment area. Many recruiters are now following the trend of Social Recruitment. They used social media in the process of hiring candidates. This trend is not without substance. Social media is proven helpful in hiring right talent.

There are so many benefits in hiring candidates through social media. The ultimate benefit is wining great talent. This is something that recruiters are dying for. Getting great talents are very difficult because talent is not only determined by GPA and certificates, but how the candidate could adjust to company culture, deliver the best, and keep improving. Intellectual and social abilities need to be top notch.

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HR Management Environment is Changing, Along with the Change of the World

Hr Management

HR Management Environment today is very different from HRM the past. I believe that HRM professional who retired 20 years ago or maybe 10 years ago will amaze with the significant change in human resources management today. The changing is necessity to adjust the change of the world, including the change in business environment, jobs nature, worker’s personal character, social values, globalization, and technology.

Business environment is ongoing changing environment as people find a new way to run business, new systems, new strategies, new competitions, new way to relate with each other, new technology, new law, and much more changes. HR management must adjust to the change in business environment because HRM is inseparable part of business. HRM need to support the business in the fullest in order to reach the objectives of the business. For example, HRM today is not merely taking care of the relation between employer and employees but should taking care of the entire shareholders of employers, employees, stockholders, and customers as well as the external related parties.

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5 Focus Areas in Employee Development

Employee Development

When we talk about current employees of an organization, we can’t cut out the talk on how a company develop the quality of its employees. The latter is the most important aspects of management. For any companies, employees help shaping the future of organization, and thus they must realize the importance of employee development. Consider employees as part of investment. Without making a great deal in investing employees, a company won’t move closer even an inch in meeting the bright future. Of course there are several areas to focus in terms of development of employees.

Since the main goal is to develop employees’ skills, raise confidence and increase their knowledge, as well as uncover hidden talents, there are at least 5 areas that needs to be focused, particularly if we are talking about employee development:

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Understanding the Complexity of HR Strategy in an Easy Way

Strategic Hr Planing

When talking about one of important components of strategic HR management, we should not put strategic HR planning out of conversation. There is a link built between the strategic plan and HR management, so that both of them is truly inseparable. Most organizations, from mid to large size, should have a strategic plan which in essence function as a map that will guide them in making their mission successful. So basically an organization has to complete financial plans, from which it can measure whether or not organizational goals have been successfully reached. Within such understanding, workforce plans also considered important although is not too important.

A company or organization that has only 10 staffs need to develop a strategic plan, which in essence will guide it to reach any purpose in the future. Development of strategic HR plan roots from the strategic plan. It allows an organization’s HR to make management decision, which later will support the future direction of the company. From a point of budgetary, strategic HR planning take part in which it helps calculate a few of factors in terms of cost, such as training, recruitment, etc. These all will be put into an organization’s operating budget.

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5 Step, Important Process in Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Developing and identifying new leaders for a company or organization is widely considered as a process which often called succession. Succesion of leader begin when old leaders die or retire, and it usually aims for preventing a power vacuum or continuity of leadership. In an empire, succession planning is identical with that of order of succession, whereas in business it has a main purpose, that is, to choose the right individual who has potential to fill leadership positions. So it is quite crucial for every business development. Take this as a process of screening, in which a person will be prepared to assume the role of leadership as s/he become available.

If we take such term in a narrow understanding, there is key role namely “replacement planning” which become the essence of succession planning. Every business will through this process, so it is safe to assume that the planning is common under the very modern meaning of industrial society. There is a 5 step process in every replacement planning, including:

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