Methods of Training


According to Edwin.D.Flippo, ” Training is the act of increasing the knowledge and skill of an employee for doing a particular job”. The term training is used to indicate a process by which the skills and abilities of the employee to perform specific jobs are increased.


Training methods are generally classified by the location of instruction. Training can take place in various situations like On the job or Off the job in the company or outside the company. Some of the widely used training methods are as follows

  • On the Job Training methods
  • Off the Job Training methods
  • Electronic Training methods

01. On the Job Training Methods

On the job training methods are used to train the employee when he is on the job role in the company through the live study of the situations and by stimulating live performance activities by the employee to learn the work. Some of the methods are as follows,

  • Job Instruction Training
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Position Rotation
  • Apprenticeship
  • Committee Assignments, etc.

02. Off the Job Training Methods

Off the Job training Methods are used to train the employee outside the job role by imparting various activities improve the skills of the employee, some of the off the job training methods are as follows,

  • Vestibule Training
  • Classroom Training
  • Internship Training
  • Conferences
  • Role Playing
  • Programmed Learning, etc

03. Electronic Training

The electronic training refers to the usage of various electronic media instruments to impart knowledge and skills to the employees, the various methods of electronic training are as follows,

  • Audio-Visual training techniques
  • Computer-based training
  • Electronic performance support systems
  • Distance and internet-based training, etc.
objectives of training

Objectives of Training

wage and salary administration

Objectives of Wage and Salary Administration