Types of training

1. On-the-job-training

Instructing employees at their place of work how a particular task should be carried out. This can be done by an experienced worker or by a supervisor. A coach is talking them through stage by stage.

Job rotation: switching an employee round a range of tasks in order to develop their skills in more than one area.

2. Off-the-job training

Instruction that takes place away from the immediate workplace -can be an internal programme, a local college, a university, seminars. This approach includes more general skills.

In case of not training the company will be faced with additional recruitment costs, when new skills are required. Existing employees have to be made redundant and new people employed. Untrained staff will not be as productive. On the other hand it may be cheaper for a firm to train no one, merely hiring in new experienced staff. Companies offering good training will find that their well-educated staffs are poached as soon as they get experienced.