Don’t make the mistake that staff development has to be expensive. Ongoing training is both necessary and meaningful for employees and can be carried out on a daily basis… Understanding processes and culture, who does what and when are as important to an employees development as are external expensive training courses. Documenting procedures and processes provides the basis for this daily training activity.
PeopleStreme in their research found that 54% of staff had no formal development plan – perhaps not surprising as they are normally created following performance reviews. A performance management process enables managers and employees to set and agree meaningful development plans. Without a plan this process becomes ad hoc, on the run, reactive rather than proactive or worse -totally ignored.
It was established in 2004 by the UUK and SCOP (now known as Guild HE). It took over the function of the Higher Education Staff Development Agency (HESDA), based in Ingram House in Sheffield. It was incorporated as a company in October 2003, and registered as a charity in February 2004.
An organization’s leader is a person who facilitates the organization and employees. The supervisor may represent the organization and employees in reducing the gap between the two perspectives. A manager’s role in training and staff development is very important as they are to organize, facilitate and communicate with employees. They should set up different activities that will comprise the objectives of the organization and staff. Supervisors are responsible for performance and, if it meets the objectives and requirements, it is expected and what to do with the skills and knowledge acquired.
An assessor’s primary function is to assess the worker’s output in an open, honest and definitive way that connects performance to many possible perspectives. The ability to evaluate can be enhanced by:
- Providing regular feedback manner that promotes growth.
- Performing operational checks, weakness, strengths, and staff development requirements.
- Links an employee’s potential to the current activities.
- Help staff plan for growth, as the continued growth and feedback tool.