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Training of employees takes place after orientation takes place. Training is the process of enhancing the skills, capabilities and knowledge of employees for doing a particular job. Training process moulds the thinking of employees and leads to quality performance of employees. It is continuous and never ending in nature.


Importance of Training

Training is a method of enhancing human performance. Whenever an individual's ability to deliver result is limited by a lack of knowledge or skill, it is extremely important to bridge the gap by providing the right training & development interventions. However, for training and development to achieve desired result, it must be designed to reinforce the right behavior and to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills. 


To guarantee return on investment, training must stimulate the learner's mental involvement and trigger action. It is only a training that is designed by identified needs and stated objectives, with relevant activities and case Studies, will deliver desired results.


Training is given on four basic grounds:

 1. New candidates who join an organisation are given training. This training familiarizes them with the organisational mission, vision, rules and regulations and the working conditions.


2. The existing employees are trained to refresh and enhance their knowledge.


3. If any updates and amendments take place in technology, training is given to cope up with those changes. For instance, purchasing new equipment, changes in technique of production, computer impartment. The employees are trained about use of new equipments and work methods.


4. When promotion and career growth becomes important. Training is given so that employees are prepared to share the responsibilities of the higher level job.


The benefits of training can be summed up as:


1. Improves morale of employees- Training helps the employee to get job security and job satisfaction. The more satisfied the employee is and the greater is his morale, the more he will contribute to organisational success and the lesser will be employee absenteeism and turnover.


2. Less supervision- A well trained employee will be well acquainted with the job and will need less of supervision. Thus, there will be less wastage of time and efforts.


3. Fewer accidents- Errors are likely to occur if the employees lack knowledge and skills required for doing a particular job. The more trained an employee is, the less are the chances of committing accidents in job and the more proficient the employee becomes.


4. Chances of promotion- Employees acquire skills and efficiency during training. They become more eligible for promotion. They become an asset for the organization.


5. Increased productivity- Training improves efficiency and productivity of employees. Well trained employees show both quantity and quality performance. There is less wastage of time, money and resources if employees are properly trained.


Ways/Methods of Training


Training is generally imparted in two ways:


1. On the job training- On the job training methods are those which are given to the employees within the everyday working of a concern. It is a simple and cost-effective training method. The in proficient as well as semi- proficient employees can be well trained by using such training method. The employees are trained in actual working scenario. The motto of such training is “learning by doing.” Instances of such on-job training methods are job-rotation, coaching, temporary promotions, etc.


2. Off the job training- Off the job training methods are those in which training is provided away from the actual working condition. It is generally used in case of new employees. Instances of off the job training methods are workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. Such method is costly and is effective if and only large number of employees have to be trained within a short time period. Off the job training is also called as vestibule training, an example is where the employees are trained in a separate area (may be a hall, entrance, reception area, etc. known as a vestibule) where the actual working conditions are duplicated.


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