ERIC Number: ED377323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
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Organizational Context of Structured On-the-Job Training.
Versloot, A. M.; DeJong, J. A.
A study examined structured on-the-job training (SOJT) within the organizational context of 8 Dutch firms exploring more than 500 individuals each. Between 7 and 19 individuals (trainees, trainers, supervisors, managers, and/or human resource development officers) were interviewed at each firm. The effectiveness of SOJT was found to be greatly influenced by the type of organization providing it and by the extent to which the type of SOJT provided was suited to the type of job for which training was required. Jobs that allow more autonomy and that are more complex, i.e., jobs that are not part of a standardized work process, were found to require more than just a didactic training function and on-site instruction. No uniform indicator of effectiveness was identified; instead, it was concluded that the effectiveness of SOJT must be judged by the specific goals and intentions of each individual organization's management and employees. The following were recommended as measures for evaluating the effectiveness of SOJT: time required for new personnel to reach full productivity; number and seriousness of mistakes, faults, and/or deficiencies during production processes; and quality and quantity of products or services rendered. (Contains 19 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands