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Publication date: 27 June 2022

Idris Olayiwola Ganiyu, Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku and Kim Van der Byl

This study examines the effectiveness of virtual training programs in times of crisis at a public institution in South Africa for an enhancement of talent development via…

Abstract

Purpose

This study examines the effectiveness of virtual training programs in times of crisis at a public institution in South Africa for an enhancement of talent development via virtual training in the post-pandemic period.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopted a survey research design following a quantitative approach for data collection and analysis procedure. The respondents (employees receiving virtual training and the facilitators providing the training in times of crisis) were selected using a stratified random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was designed and administered to 119 respondents in the participating public institution in South Africa. The data were analyzed using a variance-based structural equation modeling via SmartPLS, version 3.3.3.

Findings

The results showcased the impact of information technology and virtual training platform on the effectiveness of virtual training programs during the pandemic in South Africa.

Originality

There is a dearth of literature on the evolution and effectiveness of virtual training in times of crisis in South Africa. The outcomes of this study contribute to the extant literature on talent development, virtual training, and HR effectiveness in the digital age.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 9 May 2012

James Lloyd Bierstaker, James E. Hunton and Jay C. Thibodeau

The current study examines the effect of fraud training on auditors' ability to identify fraud risk factors. This is important because most auditors have little or no…

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The current study examines the effect of fraud training on auditors' ability to identify fraud risk factors. This is important because most auditors have little or no direct experience with fraud; thus, research that investigates the potential effect of indirect experience through training is vitally important to fraud detection and audit quality. A total of 369 experienced auditors completed a complex audit simulation task that involved 15 seeded fraud risk red flags. A total of 143 auditors participated in a 30-minute training session focused specifically on fraud risk, while the remaining 226 auditors learned about general internal control risk during this time block. The results indicate that auditors with fraud training identified significantly more red flags and obtained greater knowledge about fraud risk than auditors who did not receive the training. Considering that the fraud training consumed only 30 minutes out of a 64-hour training session, the findings suggest that even modest exposure to fraud training is quite effective.

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Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-758-1

Article
Publication date: 29 September 2021

Serena Rose Louisa Tomlinson

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “A logic model for the implementation of a regional workforce strategy in Positive Behavioural Support”.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “A logic model for the implementation of a regional workforce strategy in Positive Behavioural Support”.

Design/methodology/approach

This commentary provides a discussion of the importance of evaluating positive behaviour support (PBS) training and key issues relating to this. This provides a springboard from which researchers/practitioners may consider these issues when designing and evaluating PBS training courses.

Findings

Three main issues are explored: the necessary diversity and breadth of PBS training approaches, the outcome domains to be evaluated and wider systemic issues that may influence PBS training and evaluation of its effectiveness.

Originality/value

Effective PBS implementation requires robust training. To achieve this, it will be important for the field to overcome issues relating to the evaluation of training approaches.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1990

Garrett J. Endres and Brian H. Kleiner

Successfully measuring effectiveness in management training anddevelopment can be a difficult task. Design of a valid measurementprogramme should include evaluation in key…

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Successfully measuring effectiveness in management training and development can be a difficult task. Design of a valid measurement programme should include evaluation in key areas; including emotional reaction and knowledge gain measured after training interventions. Behavioural change and organisational impact measurements should be used on a longer time horizon to evaluate the progress and currency of the management development programme. Finally, research shows that maintaining a balance of the above measurements is the final key to success in measuring the effectiveness of management training and development.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 14 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1993

Innocent A. Echiejile

Training is a form of investment in human capital. As with otherforms of investments, employers, understandably, expect returns on theirinvestment in human capital…

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Training is a form of investment in human capital. As with other forms of investments, employers, understandably, expect returns on their investment in human capital. Dealing with employees′ requests for qualifications training poses a major problem for many employers. This is because, in very many cases, qualifications training courses are general, and are not geared to the specific needs of a particular employer. Furthermore, qualifications training enhances an employee′s mobility within the labour market. While many employers are aware of these points, they also realize that employees are less likely to become frustrated and leave if opportunities for further training and development are available within the organization. Drawing on the practice in some organizations, offers a framework which will enable employers to devise a strategic qualifications training policy.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1994

Hilde Biehler‐Baudisch

Examines environmental protection as a training concept which isreceiving increasing attention in all fields of the education system.Discusses systems employed in the…

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Examines environmental protection as a training concept which is receiving increasing attention in all fields of the education system. Discusses systems employed in the German education system and suggests that all young people should be allowed to develop ethical standards as an orientation for their future lives. Proposes that environmental protection should become part of vocational training. Suggests that this is however a slow and labourious process and offers recommendations for the promotion of vocational environmental training.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Publication date: 1 November 1995

Kimberley J. Harris

Describes a study which aims to reveal the current methods andtools of training in US hospitality firms and to discover the opinionsof those using them as to whether the…

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Describes a study which aims to reveal the current methods and tools of training in US hospitality firms and to discover the opinions of those using them as to whether the methods and tools are effective and efficient. Hospitality training executives were surveyed and asked to identify the methods and tools used in their organization, to rate each method and tool, and to give suggestions for improvement if they believed it was needed. Answers were compared according to position of the respondent, size of company based on number of employees, annual sales, and level of company.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 7 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-6119

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Publication date: 1 February 1969

HERBERT PERRY

For almost a decade I have been a student of British developments in industrial relations and industrial training. During the same period I have been involved in these…

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For almost a decade I have been a student of British developments in industrial relations and industrial training. During the same period I have been involved in these fields in the United States, particularly in California. California has been expanding at a very rapid rate in the areas of general education, higher education, and technical and vocational education. Consequently my point of view is that of a Californian as well as an American. We have many ‘Scotlands’ and ‘Wales’ in the United States: the quantity and quality of industrial training varies tremendously from one part of the country to the next. This makes it very difficult to say without considerable qualification what is being developed in America. However, there is a growing movement to establish an effective national manpower policy including industrial training and because of this what is being done in Britain is of considerable interest to those in the United States who have responsibilities in this area.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 26 October 2010

Carmen Abrams and Zane Berge

This paper aims to explore advantages, disadvantages, advice and concerns regarding workforce cross training practices, as well as examples of businesses and organizations…

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore advantages, disadvantages, advice and concerns regarding workforce cross training practices, as well as examples of businesses and organizations that have successfully implemented cross training programs.

Design/methodology/approach

This article is a general review, based on the literature available and the knowledge and expertise of the authors.

Findings

There are a number of realities, such as increased training cost, questionable improvement in productivity, complexity of workflow, and employee resistance, that an employer must consider carefully before moving towards a cross training approach. At the same time, cross training can provide employees with learning and growth opportunities that can help them be ready for emergencies, recessions, and the competition of a global economy.

Originality/value

This article adds to the literature on workforce cross training and will be of interest to those involved in that field.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 22 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 1994

Robert McNabb and Keith Whitfield

Examines the link between the institutional structure of the market fortraining and economic performance. Suggests that the market for traininghas a major potential for…

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Examines the link between the institutional structure of the market for training and economic performance. Suggests that the market for training has a major potential for failure and that institutional structures are needed to mitigate this. Outlines the main structures which have been developed in different countries. Concludes that there is no single institutional arrangement which is optimal but that countries performing best internationally seem to be those which take the potential for failure most seriously.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 15 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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