Training Staff

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    • Induction Training
      • The purpose of induction training is to help a new employee settle down quickly into a job by becoming familiar with the people, the surroundingsand the people.
      • Benefits
        • Higher quality
        • Better productivity
        • Improved motivation
        • More flexibility through better skills
        • Better recruitment and employment retention
      • Drawbacks
        • Could result in employee retention
        • Employee efficiency may be effected if employee is struggling
    • Mentoring
      • It formalises a method of on-the-job training that has been used in a more informal way for years. Employee is allocated a mentor in the workplace, who acts as adviser to employee and passes on their own experiences and knowledge.
      • Benfits
        • Cost effective
        • Less distruptive than off-the-job training
      • Drawbacks
        • Can rely on a mentors experience and knowledge, so must chose them carefully.
        • Can be difficult to ensure that mentors provide the right training.
    • Coaching
      • A method of on-the job training involving regular informal meetings between the manager and employee.
      • Drawbacks
        • Bad Habits
          • If a senior employee has developed work habits over the years, they will pass on to the employee
        • Lack of Training Skills
          • Seniors may know their job well, but are unable to transfer it to a new employee.
          • Mentor may neglect to develop training guide
      • Benfits
        • Significance - Involve pairing experienced professionals with employees that could use help adapting to environment and culture of workplace.
        • Team Efficency
          • Improves functioning of a team/department/organisation
          • Allows managers to identify stregths and weaknesses.
        • Retention
          • Encourage loyalty to company.
          • Professionals help mold career and provide opportunities for mentees.
          • Helps employee feel comfortable with managemtn
    • Apprenticships
      • It involves gaining qualification/s and new skills whilst earning money.
      • Advantages
        • Earn while you learn
        • Gain qualifications
        • Not taxed
      • Disadvantages
        • Some qualifications may not be as good as A-Levels
        • A big change from school
    • On-the-job training
      • Advantages
        • Mostly cost effective
        • Opportunity to  learn alongside collegues
      • Disadvantages
        • Quality depends on trainer
        • Bad habits are occasionally passed on
        • Potential distributions to production
    • Off-the-job training
      • Drawbacks
        • More expensive
        • Lost working time and potential output from employee
      • Benefits
        • Wider skills obtained
        • Learn from outside specialists
        • Employees more confident when starting the job


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