On Job Training

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On-the-Job Training

1. Introduction
Every employee may have experienced some kinds of on-the-job training (OJT) in their careers. An employee probably learns 80 to 90 percent of his/her job knowledge and skills through OJT (Carnevale and Gainer, 1989).

On-the-job training has a general reputation of its effectiveness for vocational work. Its expediency is a major reason for a company to adopt it. However, many companies may only notice its benefits, like few costs and can be implemented quickly, but neglect its limitations.

In this report, the definition of on-the-job training will first be discussed, and then followed by its practice and advantages. Last but not least are the limitations of OJT, and we will evaluate these into three
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They can assess the progress and improvement over a period of time. It is easily to identify a problem and solve it quickly.

4.6 Flexible training progress
Training can be delivered in flexible time as it is decided by the company. OTJ skills can be learned in one day, two weeks or three months, which is depends on the company schedule.

5. Limitations of on-the-job training

5.1 For employees who participating in on-the-job training:
In the hotel industry, the receptionists will always be the position under the on-job training as its works suit the requirement of the on-job training, routine work for the job position.

5.1.1 Pressure on the employees
The on-job training may add pressure on them. On the job training will have a trainer to monitor their work during their working hours. With the strict supervision over the employees, employees may feel that they are under great pressure as their work is always under the eyes of others. If receptionist’s work will always be under supervision of senior staff, they may have pressure and affect the quality of work.

5.1.2 Different outcome resulted from different trainers
There will not be only one trainer in the organization. Different trainers may have different standard toward the training, this may lead to different outcome. And different standard employees will be trained up. In the hotel industry, different standard receptionists may create different value toward the organization.

5.1.3 Improper
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