HRMT410- Unit 1 - Discussion Board 2
Updated: Aug 15, 2022
Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Thursday, responses due by Saturday
Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Thursday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Saturday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Organizations train employees for many reasons. Some training is mandatory and other training may be optional depending upon the employee’s interests and career goals.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Discuss the differences between mandatory and optional training topics.
What is the purpose of employer-provided training?
Using examples, describe the types of training that employers provide.
Are there some topics that are optional that should be considered mandatory for specific positions or industries? If so, which ones?
The differences between mandatory and optional training topics are that mandatory training topics should be based on organizational ethics and norms. The organization must include industry specific laws based on the type of industry. The training should include recruitment policies should also be included in the training program, especially for HR managers. State specific or country specific compliance policies and laws should also be included based on the organization’s location. Optional training topics are training that provides motivated employees with the resources they need to progress into a new or higher position. Seeing employees move from entry to senior level roles within a company is often a good indicator that the company treats employees fairly and has a healthy culture. Optional training can take time away from an employee's regular work tasks.
If you offer optional training, it's important to set expectations and guidelines. Some examples of types of training that employers provide are technical skills development which include content writing, data analysis, and coding. Another form are soft skills development training which includes communication, problem solving, teamwork, and time management. When it comes to training topics that are optional but should be considered mandatory for specific positions depends on the position and company. I don’t have particular training topics but more of an opinion that more companies should consider implementing more of a cross culture. What I mean about cross culture would be sessions of training where one side of the company witnessed the other do their daily activities and switch it up to where everyone in the company got to see how it works. This way you may open the interest of someone within to have a goal for a position they weren’t considering or thought was attainable. By doing this and allowing employees to have a broaden knowledge of the overall organizational tasks that are handled on a day to day, it gives them a better appreciation of the work their peers are doing.
MUSE Content for Training and Organizations (ctuonline.edu)
HR Administration, September 1, 2014; Employee Training: What's Required, What's Recommended (adpinfo.com)