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Training: Changing Times

Internet must be the greatest discovery of the 20th Century. And it changed our lives (personal, professional and social) like never before. From communication to commerce, technology percolated in everything.

As a HR professional it was interesting for us to reflect on how it has changed the function and what lies in future.

Here is the shift I have observed in the training function:

From To
Training Sessions
Formal sessions with clearly defined learning objectives running for 2 to 5 days Semi formal sessions with smaller duration targeted at incremental learning
Trainers
Highly experienced Trainer with mastery on the subject  Younger trainers with experience on a niche tool/ technology
Role of HR
Training Coordination  Talent Management

Have you spotted some trends? Feel free to share your views…

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  1. Ravi
    January 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    In fact, I feel that the employees are taking ownership of their own learning aand these is lesser and lesser dependancy on Training repartment. So I fear, training department may be obsolute in some time.

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