Training and development programmes, as was pointed out earlier, help remove performance deficiencies in employees. This is particularly true when –

I) The deficiency is caused by a lack of ability rather than a lack of motivation to perform,

II) The individuals involved have the aptitude and motivation need to learn to do the job better, and

III) Supervisors and peers are supportive of the desired behaviors.

There is greater stability, flexibility and capacity for growth in an organization. Training contributes to employs contribute to the stay with the organization. Growth renders stability to the workforce. Further, trained employees tend to stay with the organization. They seldom leave the company. Training makes the employees versatile in operations. All rounder can be transferred to any job. Flexibility is therefore ensured. Growth indicates prosperity, which is reflected in increased profits form year to year. Who else but well-trained employees can contribute to the prosperity of an enterprise?

Accidents, scrap and damage to machinery and equipment can be avoided or minimised through training. Even dissatisfaction, complaints, absenteeism, and turnover can be reduced if employees are trained well.

Future needs of employees will be met through training and development programmes. Oganisations take fresh diploma holders or graduates as apprentices or management trainees. They are absorbed after course completion. Training

serves as an effective source of recruitment. Training is an investment in HR with a promise of better returns in future