Traning and Development Paper

Training and Development in Health Care
Misty Kroenke
October 3, 2011
George DeRosa

Training and Development in Health Care

The most important factor for the success of an organization is the ability of the people it employs. In today’s world where technological and economical changes take place often, organizations need to be able to deal with these changes effectively. The changing needs in health care compels organizations to be innovative and use their resources in the most efficient way possible in order to remain competitive.
Existing and potential employees have to be aware of new technology in order to be able to perform well. The best way that an organization can be sure that employees are up to par with new technology and advances is by using training and development. Training and development are critical to organizations because they provide the skills now and in the future.
Training and Development
As I.L. Goldstein and P. Gilliam state: “Employee training and development is any attempt to improve future employee performance by increasing an employee’s ability to perform”. There are many reasons why training is needed in an organization either to be used now or in the future. Sometimes health care organizations develop the need for new products and this requires employees to be trained on them. Other times employees are promoted and this also requires new skills and knowledge. Most training happens when new people are hired and they need to be trained on how to use the system so that they can perform their job. If employees are not properly trained on the equipment that is being used in health care then they cannot be effective in their daily jobs.

Importance of measuring Competencies
Being able to measure each individual employee’s abilities is very important to the organization. In health care it is very important to know if the staff is doing their job properly. Making sure that they have the knowledge on current medical...