Preface Training no more remains an administrative formality. Training today is treated as a part of the strategic imperatives of an organization. The organizations treat training as a continual practice, unlike the earlier times, when training was synonymous with employee induction program. With the popularity of practices like continuous improvement, continuous learning, etc., and with increasing competition at the global level, training has assumed paramount importance across the corporate world. However, the training intensities and practices vary significantly from country to country and from culture to culture. While the companies in a few countries view training as a potential avenue for investment, for others it is yet a substantial challenge. Considering the growing need for training at workplaces and varying trends in training and development across the countries, it is essential to gather learning from the cross-country training experiences. This book promotes Training and Development as a Strategic tool and presents T D practices prevailing across the globe. This book has unique features like training and development scenario in India, exhibits and case studies. These features are included to illustrate the concepts and practices and to enhance learning. We shall appreciate and acknowledge all comments and suggestions aimed at improving the content of the book.
Prof. Dr. Bharti Venkatesh
CONTENTS Chapter I Training and Development
Chapter II Training and Development Function
Chapter III Training and Development Modules
Chapter IV Training and Development Evaluation
Chapter V Training and Development in India