Training and Skill Development

Training and Skill Development

Training is the process of increasing the knowledge, skills, aptitude and abilities of an employee for doing the specific job in an efficient manner. Training and staff development ensure that your workforce will continue to develop the skills necessary for success both now and in the future.

The purpose of training is to enable the employees to get acquainted with their present and prospective jobs. It makes new employees more productive and efficient in the minimum time and makes the old employees familiar with new machines and techniques by refreshing their knowledge. The need for formal and systematic training has increased because of the rapid technological changes which create new job opportunities. These new jobs demand certain special skills that need to be developed in all employees through appropriate and best operating methods

 

Read on Training and Skill Development Activities for MSMEs in India

 

The main advantages of training are:-

  • Higher Performance:- training helps to improve the quantity and quality of work output, increase knowledge, skills, productivity of both employees and an organisation as a whole.

 

  • Lesser learning period:- it helps to reduce the learning time and cost required to reach the acceptable level of performance. The employees need not waste time in learning through trial or error or by observing others.

 

  • Uniformity of procedures:- through it, the best available methods of performing the work can be standardised and taught to all employees, which helps to improve the quality of performance.

 

  • Economy of materials and equipment:- it helps trained employees to make better and economical use of materials and equipment, thus wastage will be low.

 

  • Less supervision:- it reduces the need for detailed and constant supervision of workers by making them self-reliant in their work as they know what to do and how to do it.

 

  • High Morale:- it helps to improve the employees' job satisfaction, morale, developing in them positive attitude, making them more cooperative and loyal to the organisation. With improvement in industrial discipline and relations, rates of absenteeism and labour turnover are reduced.

 

  • Participative Management:- it facilitates delegation and decentralisation of authority. Trained employees are willing to accept new and challenging assignments.

 

Sources:
  • “Managing Business” under Business Portal of India
  • Small Business Management, bizmove.com