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Training on the job

On-the-job training is where employees acquire skills, knowledge and competencies directly on the job. This approach gives employees the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop in their actual working environment. Workplace training can be formal or informal and is often delivered by experienced colleagues, line managers or trainers.

The benefits of on-the-job training are many

Companies and employees benefit from workplace training through numerous advantages. Employees can continuously improve their skills through this learning method, leading to increased productivity and efficiency. Employees can receive real-time feedback and improve their performance immediately. Additionally, on-the-job training supports teamwork and knowledge sharing within the organization.

The best practices for on-the-job training

To ensure effective workplace training, it is crucial to set clear objectives and expectations. It is important that companies provide training tailored to the specific needs and requirements of employees. It is also crucial to provide regular feedback and monitor employee progress. It is important to review and adjust regularly to ensure that workplace training is relevant and effective.

The legal aspects of workplace training

The Working Time Directive sets out minimum requirements for the training of employees in the European Union. It is the duty of employers to provide their employees with the opportunity for professional development and continuous training. Employers in Switzerland are required by law to provide their employees with appropriate training to ensure that they can carry out their tasks competently and safely. Companies must comply with the law on workplace training to avoid legal issues.