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On-the-job training

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As it term implies, the employee learns the job whilst doing the job, by being instructed by another fellow-worker, supervisor or trainer. The advantages of on-the-job training are: (1) learning can be implemented immediately; (2) the person giving the instruction often knows the job better than a full-time trainer could; (3) the training is clearly relevant to the job. The disadvantages of on-the-job training are: (1) They training may not be rigorous, efficient or systematic; (2) trainees may be given boring and repetitive tasks; (3) some workers may not be good at teaching their own skills; they may pass on bad work practices as well as good ones; (4) the needs of the trainee may be subordinated to other priorities; (5) untrained workers can make mistakes and create hazards.
Contents of

1 Training
2 On-the-job training
3 Off-the-job training
4 Employee Development
5 Performance appraisal
6 Corporate Culture and the Psychological Contract, Edgar Schein

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