Academic journal article Business: Theory and Practice

A Study on Efficacy of Induction Training Programme in Indian Railways Using Factor Analysis

Academic journal article Business: Theory and Practice

A Study on Efficacy of Induction Training Programme in Indian Railways Using Factor Analysis

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Introduction

In the recent past, induction-training programme have become the vital area of concern for all the organizations. Induction training is the initial training given to new employees. The first impression is very vital, when new employee join the organization. The initial interaction and relationship the organization has with the new employee is very important to decide upon the future accomplishment and responsibility in the later period. Training is the systematic procedure by which an employee enhances the knowledge and skills for doing a particular job. It means the training is the intended and organized activity to impart skills, knowledge and technology with a systematic methodology which is very vital to the employees.

It is always true that 'first' is always difficult and it is also a fact that new employees who joins the organization has lots of hope, expectation about job, boss, environment, nature of work etc. It is the duty of the organization to make the new employees to feel at home. The effectiveness of induction programme depends not only in introducing the new recruits but it is right strategy to make the employee as a "Right" fit to the organization. So, it should be done systematically, methodically and meticulously and make the employee to adjust to work culture. Hence more importance is given for the effectiveness of induction training and need to be evaluated periodically to improve the induction programme. The study efficacy of induction training programme and its impact in Indian Railways is vital and the importance of induction training cannot be under estimated because it is the basic strategy in fine tuning the behavior of the new entrants. This basic adaptive behavior created in induction training programme for employees is the foundation for the intended success of the organization. The evaluation of the training for its effectiveness is of equal importance as designing and implementing the training programme. The objective of training evaluation is to determine the level of competence and skill for different job and it help to understand the level of skill gap among employees which will also be basic information for performance appraisal. Such an evaluation of induction training is carried out in Southern Railways, Tiruchirappalli division, India. It is very important in Railways since it's a huge organization, which has more number of employees in different departments, and it's also a service sector and the services towards the public. Hence it is needed that all the employees who are newly recruited need to know about the organization, its policies and the nature of work.

1. Statement of problem

Induction training continues to be the vital issue for organization, which has also got a great deal of attention in the literature. This is because the employees who enter the organization needs to be trained as he/she has a potential of creating, maintaining and improving the organization's culture, values, norms, performance etc. Therefore, the induction training should be effective to new recruits in such a way that they become the precious assets of the organization. Southern Railways being the government organization designs its induction-training programmes by itself. Since it's a huge organization, recruitment is continuously done and candidates are taken into the organization at various departments and cadres from various cultures. Hence the effectiveness of training programmes becomes a great challenge for the organization to design in a appropriate manner for different level new employees. Southern Railways being a sector dealing with public has to be very careful and proficient in designing and implementing the induction-training programmes. Even if one factor is missed or not competently included and delivered it directly affects the new employee's performance and therefore affects the organization as well as the society as whole. Since the new recruits are going to be the underpinning for the current success of the organization and they are also the pillars for the future performance of the organization. …

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