Training Methods

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  • Training Methods
    • On-the-job Training
      • Coaching
        • Regular informal meetings between the manager and the employee. Discussion of performance takes place, allowing the manager to identify any strengths or weaknesses.
      • Mentoring
        • A more formal advisor passes experience/ personal knowledge. They are cost effective and relies on their experience
      • Job Shadowing
        • This is a trainee observing the work of another employee, ask questions and show how the job matches expectations
      • Employee Discussions
        • Experienced employees sit with with the trainee, answer questions and provide confidence
      • Job Rotation
        • Employees moving to new jobs in the business to gain new experience.
      • Computer-Based Training
        • Using PC resources and the internet. They can be accessed at convenient times and are extremely commonplace. They can also be provided off the job
    • Off-the-job Training
      • In-house Training
        • Some companies have their own training programes, by employees specifically skilled.
      • Brought in training
        • Employees will go to companies that specialise in training when their business can't. Businesses can either have off-the-shelf training or have it altered to fit the role
      • Exernal Sources
        • Business can send employees away on courses. This could be to study at a college or university to gain relevent qualifications.
      • Placements
        • Time out of their current work to try a new business, or a different part of where their work, to learn about a new role or work in a new environment
      • Simulations
        • Simulations may be used to train people for specific situations. They often form part of a wider training event, to help to develop and reinforce knowledge and skills in a specific area.
      • Induction Training
        • Trainees becoming familiar with the people, souroundings and the business. This causes a higher staff retention rate
    • Mixed Approaches
      • Apprenticeships
        • Developing sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to work effectively in the trade.
        • On-the-job and Off-the-job
        • 2-4 years long
        • 180 different types of apprenticeships, available in 80 industries
      • NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications)
        • Occupational qualifications
        • Gained by demonstrating competence to carry out tasks connected with the job
        • Evidence is gained by the employee, rather than tests or exercises
  • Simulations may be used to train people for specific situations. They often form part of a wider training event, to help to develop and reinforce knowledge and skills in a specific area.

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