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Benefits of On-the-job Training and Off-the-job training

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On-the-job Training One benefit of on-the-job training is that it's generally the most cost efficient. This applies to the organisation itself as well as the employees. In the case for the organisation, it much cheaper for them as it often requires fewer resources than having to recruit newer employees. This means existing employees and equipment can be used which prevents the firm from investing large amounts of money into training staff. Therefore, it means employees can still gain additional knowledge and skills but at a lower cost. Moreover, effective cost can also benefit employees as they're able to earn money whilst gaining new skills and knowledge. This is because, employees are training and earning whilst in their job. From this, it will keep employees motivated as they know that they're getting rewarded with additional skills and knowledge as well as payment. Following from this, motivation will encourage them to work harder and with their skills and knowledge they'd gain from their training, will help better performance within their job. ...read more.

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Therefore, it may cause bad habits to be passed which means the employee is learning improper skills which could affect their job position. This means training isn't effective enough, because when it gets to the point where the employee begins doing their job, they won't be able to perform as well as they could've. As a result, it will affect the organisation as they won't be able to meet their targets due to a couple of employees slacking. This would obviously affect their sales and profit and also it may cause other competition to flow ahead of them. In general, it shows on-the-job training can be seen as useless for training employees, which this applies to only for those trainers who don't have the ability and willingness to help train the employees to their fullest potential. Off-the-job training The benefit of off-the-job-training is that the employee is able to gain a wide range of skills or obtain qualifications. This means, by having a wider ability, allows the employee to come across wider opportunities. ...read more.

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From this, the business could possibly get to the point where it's able to outcast itself from its competitors. The drawback of the off-the-job training is that there may be no direct link between the training and the job. This means, the training is some is related to the job in terms of focus area but it isn't directly linked to the specific job within the organisation. However, in other cases, the employee could be well trained to specialise in that particular area of the career but isn't able to transfer the skills learnt effectively to the actual working environment. This could possibly due to the fact that they weren't trained specifically on how to perform the job but trained in the areas of knowledge. This means, when the employee comes to doing their job, they won't be able to adjust their skill effectively. This could deteriorate the business, as they may be reliant on specialised skills to ensure the business grows. Therefore, it means the firm could be wasting its money as off-the-job training is expensive and the employee is wasting its time when the individual could've been working and earning money. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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