Training is a process of learning through a sequence of programmed behavior. It is aimed at increasing the skills and knowledge with a view to doing a particular job. After the determination of training needs, setting, training objectives, and designing training programs, the training programs need to be implemented. The basic purpose of training is to fill the gap between the present capabilities of an employee and the requirements of a job.
The well-known objectives of training are as follows:
- To enlarge Knowledge
Training is provided especially for middle and lower level of employees. Training provides all information relating to various aspects of the organization; hence, they can develop required skill and ability to perform the assigned task successfully. It increases the level of knowledge possessed by individuals.
- To enlarge skillfulness
Training provides the opportunity for employees to impart new skills systematically so that they can perform the task successfully. The ever-changing environmental forces require new and innovative skills and ideas to perform the task. Training helps employees to get acquainted with new skills and knowledge.
- To modify the approach of Workers
Another objective of training is to bring about change in the attitude of the workers towards co-workers, supervisors and the organization. Furthermore, training helps to develop healthy attitudes in them so that the good working relationship can be developed in the organization.
- To develop executive Performance
Training imparts new skills, knowledge, and attitudes in employees so that they can perform organizational activities better than before. By such training, they can do the job more effectively and efficiently, thereby improving the overall performance of the organization.
- To Make Workers for proficient use of assets
When employees are trained, they get additional skills, knowledge, and techniques of handling resources. This helps them to utilize machines, tools, equipments and other organizational resources efficiently and effectively.
- To decrease accidents
Employees can be provided with safety training measures to reduce sudden accidents. When the workers are known with the technique of handling new and sophisticated technologies, the chances of occurring accidents will be minimized.
- To offer enhanced prospect for workers
Training is a learning process, which provides various opportunities to employees to develop the existing level of skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavioral relations. The improvement in job performance provides an opportunity for growth and advancement. Due to such training, employees get an opportunity for doing challenging work, work experience, and promotion.
- To enlarge efficiency and earnings
Productivity measures an efficient relationship between input and output. The training aims to increase organizational productivity by increasing output with the limited input. Training increases the efficiency and effectiveness of employees which reduce the absenteeism, labor turnover, operating cost and wastage. This ultimately leads to high productivity thereby earning more profit.