Training Function Deployment: A New Approach for Designing and Evaluating Employee Development Programs


Stampen, John O.; Stampen, Jacob O.   (1995, ASQC)   Home Savings Bank, Madison, WI 53703

Annual Quality Congress, Cincinnati OH    Vol. 49    No. 0
QICID: 10350    May 1995    pp. 933-946
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Article Abstract

Training function deployment is a training approach which focuses employees development on areas which are likely to have the greatest impact on their job performance. It has four major components: (1) identify the position to train for, (2) identify the abilities required for the position, (3) identify the knowledge and skills required, (4) identify the training programs to provide the knowledge and skills.

TFD takes factors such as the relative importance of the different abilities of each person, assessments of the individuals abilities, a plan for improving abilities, assessments of related knowledge and skills, and plans for improvement into a systematic and easy to follow format.

TFD is a way for organizations to control the training function because critical elements are known, effectiveness can be assessed, and opportunities can be evaluates based on their relevance to critical needs. It is also useful in the weeding out process in hiring for specific applications, as measurements of applicants skills can be directly slanted toward a particular positions requirements.


Training Function Deployment (TFD),Job analysis,Human resources (HR),Education

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