Some companies have a training program that all new employees must complete before receiving any projects or tasks. Other companies prefer teaching and training employees over a longer period of time, as projects, assignments and tasks appear. In any case, job training, done properly, increases employee productivity and sets standards.
Proper training, testing and training evaluation provides new employees with the knowledge of how to safely operate machines and equipment. The workplace is safer and more secure if all employees know how to operate the equipment, how to clean it and how to perform maintenance tests on it. Training reduces the amount of accidents.
Proper training increases productivity. For example, a single day of intense training means that the worker can get to work the following day and know exactly how to approach the work in question. The worker may even be able to start new projects or tasks on her own without waiting for someone to provide the assignments.
Offering training can be cost effective. Even if the training is paid, the employees will be able to complete projects quickly and effectively, because training provided all of the tools and knowledge. Without training, the employee might be running around asking for help and clarification on every project or task, which could mean later work hours, more help from other employees and less completed projects overall.
The company might have internal and safety standards the employee needs to know. Job training can teach the employee about the company culture, internal procedures and basic safety training designed to keep the workplace and fellow employees safe.
Based in Toronto, Mary Jane has been writing for online magazines and databases since 2002. Her articles have appeared on the Simon & Schuster website and she received an editor's choice award in 2009. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology of language use from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.