Training & Development Interview Preparation Guide
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Training and development job interview preparation guide for freshers and experienced candidates. Number of Training & Development frequently asked questions(FAQs) asked in many Training and development interviews

30 Training And Development Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me as a trainer, what are the steps you would undertake to make the long training session not boring to the employees?

The following are the steps to be undertaken to make the long training session not boring to the trainees/employees:

Give appropriate breaks to refresh
Use both audio-visual aids as and when necessary
Keep avoiding mono dialogue session; make the session highly interactive
Include management games like ice breakers etc. to energize the whole team
Introduce different learning principles like showing live industry examples and case study analysis
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2 :: Do you know what are the key issues that should be addressed in the design, conduct, and evaluation of training programs?

The following are the key issues to be addressed for a successful training program:

Place (indoor/outdoor)
Audio visual aids
Relevant training materials
Facilities
Time schedule
Non – visual aids
Trainer
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3 :: How to end your training session?

The well experienced trainer would end the training session with the summary of the whole session/story/real life business example/ feedback mechanism to evaluate the usefulness of both the training session and trainer as well.
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4 :: Do you know what is the role of a trainer in a company?

The role of a trainer is to develop a competency and skill sets in an individual to perform his/her effectively and efficiently in the work place. The trainer should communicate to the trainees about what is expected out of training in a simple and professional way.

The trainer plays a pivotal role from start to end of the training that includes the following:

Training plan
Timing of different training sessions
Choosing the relevant training methods
Preparing the training materials and aids
Conducting training sessions and
Evaluating the post training session
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5 :: Tell me what are the different methods we can use in training of our employees?

There are different training methods like on –the – job techniques, off-the-job techniques, role playing, simulation, internship, apprentice ship, lectures, case analysis, laboratory training methods etc.
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6 :: Explain what is Training? What are the objectives of training department?

Training is defined as a continuous learning process in which the employees will acquire knowledge, enhance professional skills and improve attitudes and behaviors to excel well on the job.

The objectives of the training department to identify the required training needs of an organization and fill the gap with a host of training methods for the welfare of the organization and employees on a whole.
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7 :: How to ensure that the training is effective for an employee within the company?

The training is effective in all means if it

Imparts new skills
Inculcates new ideas, knowledge and concepts
Is practical oriented
Not an information dump
Aligns the training needs to fulfill the organizational short and long term goals
Conducts the post evaluation to ensure the satisfaction levels to refine the future training needs
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8 :: Do you know what is on and Off the Job Training?

On-the-job training is a type of learning process that usually occurs in an actual work environment i.e. an employee will be learning the new job roles and responsibilities while undergoing this training.

Off-the-job training is a type of learning process that usually occurs out of an actual work environment. This involves case analysis, lectures, presentation, simulation games etc. to imbibe the concepts and brainstorm ideas in an effective manner.
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9 :: Can you explain what qualities does a company expect in a trainer?

The qualities of a good trainer are as follows:

Methodical and well-planned
Highly knowledgeable and competent enough
Possess relevant industry experience
Good in communication/presentation and
Be practical enough to make the overall training session fruitful to the trainees.
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10 :: Tell me what is training?

Training is defined as a continuous learning process in which the employees will acquire knowledge, enhance professional skills and improve attitudes and behaviors to excel well on the job.
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