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Designing effective employee training programmes

Aaron W. Hughey (Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA)
Kenneth J. Mussnug (Faculty Member in the Department of Industrial Technology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA)

Training for Quality

ISSN: 0968-4875

Article publication date: 1 June 1997



Describes the elements of a successful employee training programme. Explains the distinction between training and education, along with a discussion of why “soft skills” training initiatives are less effective than skills‐based approaches. Discusses the critical role of the training manager in implementing a training programme, as well as important considerations when developing a strategic training plan. Finally, describes several key factors which determine how employee training programmes can best support company profitability.



Hughey, A.W. and Mussnug, K.J. (1997), "Designing effective employee training programmes", Training for Quality, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 52-57.




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