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.
Significance of Training
The need and importance of training are as follows:
- Swift knowledge
A well planned and systematic training program provides an opportunity for a trainee for quick learning because it reduces the time and costs involved in training. Moreover, efficient training helps to avoid the delay and waste of efforts in learning. In this way, training facilitates quick learning without losing time and efforts.
- Superiority development
Since trained employees are less likely to produce operational errors or mistakes, the quality of output will be maintained. Because informal training programs, employees are trained with standardized procedures.
- Less administration
A well-trained employee is self-reliant who knows what to do and how to do the tasks. Hence, if the employee is provided with adequate training, the need for supervision will be less.
- Economical Operation
If employees are well trained, they can utilize the available resources properly and efficiently; hence, this will be economical to operate.
- High spirits
Training not only improves the basic skill and knowledge of employees but also molds their attitudes towards organization’s activities and generate greater loyalty. Higher performance, good working relationship, greater employee satisfaction, job security etc. will lead to high morale among the employees towards their jobs, organization, and society.
- Get better Health and Safety
A well-trained employee can maintain good health and safety in the organization. Because the trained worker is known to a special skill of handling machines, tools and equipment.
- Healthier administration
A manager can make the use of training programs for better management of organizational activities.It facilitates overall management functions by providing efficient and capable human resource. Better management will be made possible through the capable and efficient employees in the workplace.
- Top efficiency
Training provides opportunities for employees to learn different skills, knowledge and technical know-how. This enables them for better performance in the actual workplace thereby leading to increase quantity and quality of output. As a result, organizational productivity will be increased along with greater job satisfaction.