Online Training

Online Training

Online training is the use of the Internet to conduct trainings. This form of training has become popular in organizations because of its low cost and convenience. Furthermore, it is also easier to document who has completed the training by simply running a report. Some trainings are mandated by the State. As an example, California requires sexual harassment training every two years for companies with 50 or more employees. Many consulting firms provide this training online for organizations for a reasonable rate. Some trainings have simulations, exams, certifications, and many other helpful features for adult learners.

Trainings that are becoming more prevalent at all levels of an organization are conference or e-trainings. These types of trainings focus on developing employees in a number of ways. For example, employees can learn about HR policies and procedures through e-training or a specific unit can go to a specialized conference for the most up-to-date information in a field.


Based on your experiences, discuss the added value of conference or e-training. How do we as HRM professionals objectively determine the “value” of different conference and E-trainings?  Then, discuss the problems of conference or e-training that should be taken into consideration by human resource professionals. Finally, make a recommendation as to how conference or e-trainings can be assessed and used for succession planning.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your paper should be short (2-3 pages, not including the cover sheet, references, and assessment sheet) and to the point. You are expected to deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.