Chapter 7: On-the-job Training

On-the-job training is instruction for employees that takes place at the job site. It involves a combination of observing others and gaining hands-on experience with the supervision of a training manager, co-worker or outsourced professional trainer (Indeed, 2021). The material used is provided by the employer. The process and procedures are created for the employee to follow and should be used as a guide while job shadowing or observing an experienced employee to acquire the knowledge needed to perform the tasks required for the job. The instruction and hands-on experience help the employee develop the required skills, competencies, and knowledge for successful job performance.

Key Takeaways

  1. Understand the benefits of on-the-job training
  2. Identify the types of on-the-job training
  3. Identify the different methods of on-the-job training

Authors: Manmeet Brar, Sonia Bolina, Shazia Kazani


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