On the job training

On the job training

  • On the job training methods are those which are given to the employees within the everyday working of a concern.
  • It is a simple and cost-effective training method.
  • The in-proficient as well as semi- proficient employees can be well trained by using such training method.
  • The employees are trained in actual working scenario.
  • The motto of such training is “learning by doing.”
  • Instances of such on-job training methods are job-rotation, coaching, temporary promotions, etc.

Advantages of On-the-Job Training

  1. It is directly in the context of job.
  2. It is often informal.
  3. It is most effective because it is learning by experience.
  4. It is least expensive.
  5. Trainees are highly motivated.
  6. It is free from artificial classroom situations.


Disadvantages of On-the-Job Training

  1. Trainer may not be experienced enough to train.
  2. It is not systematically organized.
  3. Poorly conducted programs may create safety hazards.