The HR functioning is changing with time and with this change, the relationship between the training function and other management activity is also changing. The training and development activities are now equally important with that of other HR functions.
Gone are the days, when training was considered to be futile, waste of time, resources, and money. Now a days, training is an investment because the departments such as, marketing & sales, HR, production, finance, etc depends on training for its survival. If training is not considered as a priority or not seen as a vital part in the organization, then it is difficult to accept that such a company has effectively carried out HRM. Training actually provides the opportunity to raise the profile development activities in the organization.
To increase the commitment level of employees and growth in quality movement, senior management team is now increasing the role of training. Training is now the important tool of Human Resource Management to control the attrition rate because it helps in motivating employees, achieving their professional and personal goals, increasing the level of job satisfaction, etc. As a result training is given on a variety of skill development and covers a multitude of courses.
This is the era of cut-throat competition and with this changing scenario of business; the role of HR professionals in training has been widened. HR role now is:
- Active involvement in employee education
- Rewards for improvement in performance
- Rewards to be associated with self esteem and self worth
- Providing pre-employment market oriented skill development education and post employment support for
advanced education and training
- Flexible access i.e. anytime, anywhere training