It enables a new recruit to become productive as quickly as possible.
Avoid costly mistakes by recruits not knowing the procedures or techniques of their new jobs.
This process of induction takes up time.
Off the job
Company has to hire someone else while employee is away
These courses tend to be more expensive.
Wider range of skills can be achieved.
Can learn from outside experts.
Could result in formal qualifications. that can benefit the employee and employer.
When employees are taken away from the workplace to be trained.
On the Job
Less expensive also employee still working
Applicable to the work
Learning from experienced staff who knew the firm.
person who is teaching the employee will lose his own productivity due to time being focused on teaching.
Less range of skills might be acquired compared to being off the job
Employees receive training whilst remaining in the workplace.