Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Truth About Training

This is the script of my elevation speech explaining the importance of training.
You can also listen to my speech by using the audio shortcut from below.

Hello there, 

I know you don’t realize how important and necessary training is to our life, however, I would like to mention that training is not a luxury, it is necessary if companies are to participate in the global and electronic market places by offering high quality products and services. Do you know that in 2008, US organizations spent 134 billion dollar on employees training and development. Training prepares employees to use new technologies, function in new work systems and communicate and cooperate with peers or customers. Training and development gives employees an opportunity for personal growth within the company and helps provide the company with the knowledge and skills it needs to gain competitive advantage and successfully deal with competitive challenges (Noe, 2010).

Actually, training directly affects the business by helping the employees to develop the skills needed to perform their jobs. Also, giving the employees opportunities to learn and develop creates a positive work environment which supports the business strategy by attracting talented employees as well as motivating and retaining current employees ( Noe, 2010).

Please let me know when we can sit-down to go through much more evidences about the value of employees training and development. Thanks,
Reference
Noe, R. A. (2010). Employee training and development (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.


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11 comments:

  1. Hi Adel,
    I will be following your blog.

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  2. Hi Adel,

    Your speech really hit on the key benefits of training. I especially thought this comment would hit home with many employers, "Training prepares employees to use new technologies, function in new work systems and communicate and cooperate with peers or customers."(Aziz, 2012). Many companies are seeking employees with specific skills and talents, even outsourcing just to find talented employees (Noe, 2012). What a savings training could provide,when used to promote the growth and development of a companies current employment base. Great speech!

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    1. Hi Denna,

      I appreciate your feedback, thanks.

      Adel

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  3. Hi Adel,

    There are so many ways this speech/post is excellent. First, you said training is a necessary, not a luxury. This highlighted its's importance. Then you went on to state how and why training is important. I think restating how employees grow and develop as a result of training was highly effective. Lastly, you remained true to form in asking for a more time in a "sit-down" meeting. Excellent!

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  4. Adel,
    As the others have stated, this is a great speech. My favorite part was that you integrated a line from the book that really stood out to me as well; training is not a luxury. This one sentence says a lot about this topic.

    Great job!

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  5. Adel,
    I liked the fact that you began your speech by emphasizing the need to compete in a global and electronic marketplace. You mentioned that in 2008, 134 billion dollars was spent on employee training and development. If I was a CEO the first thing that would come to my mind is did it make a difference? What was the return on investment for companies who provided employee training and development?
    I liked you comment regarding the role of training and development providing the company with the knowledge and skills it needs to gain a competitive advantage and successfully deal with competitive challenges. That raised my interest in how you could do that with training. I also liked the fact that you stressed the value of creating a positive work environment that can support the company's business strategy. Instead of waiting for him to call, you might want to tell him you'll call to schedule a follow-up meeting.
    Mike

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    1. Dr. Burke,

      Thanks for the advice, yes, it would be much better when I show more aggressive approach to meet with him.

      Adel

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  6. Hi Adel,

    I like how you stated that training is not a luxury it is a necessity. I could not agree more with this statement. I have worked at organizations who decided to cut back and eliminate resources from training only to later suffer and flounder. Training is indeed necessary.

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    1. Greetings Celia, Danielle, and Natasha,

      I have a deep belief that training is not a luxury. I actually had to quit one job because the manager was only considering a budget for training after all other needs were fulfilled and I had to go to the company junk yard to collect broken parts to be used for training the employees. Thank you so much, I really appreciate yours feedback.

      Adel

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  7. Adel,

    This was great. You definitely showed the importance of training. You seemed to emphasize the global and economical value to training. I too like the idea of it not being a luxury, rather a necessity. Love hearing your voice.

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  8. Nicole,

    Thank you, I appreciate your feedback.

    Adel

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