Training & development
is a function of human resource management concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings. It has been known by several names, including “Human Resource Development”, “Human Capital Development” and “Learning and Development”. These definitions, of course, are viewed within the context of organizational learning rather than other contexts (e.g. personal) of training and development.
This activity is both focused upon, and evaluated against, the job that an individual currently holds.
This activity focuses upon the jobs that an individual may potentially hold in the future, and is evaluated against those jobs.
This activity focuses upon the activities that the organization employing the individual, or that the individual is part of, may partake in the future, and is almost impossible to evaluate.