Developing employee expertise through structured on-the-job training (S-OJT): An introduction to this training approach and the KNPC experience

Ronald Lynn Jacobs, Mohammad Jaseem Bu-Rahmah

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to describe how structured on-the-job training (S-OJT) was implemented to develop new-hire engineers at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes a case study on the development, implementation, and evaluation results of an extensive case study in an organization. Findings: The results show a reduction in development time and increased confidence in the skills of the new-hire engineers, among other outcomes reported. Practical implications: The case study can assist other advanced training and human resource development practitioners to develop high-skilled technical employees who may require different approaches to ensure a depth of conceptual and job-related information. Originality/value: The intent of the case study is to assist other advanced training and human resource development practitioners in developing high-skilled technical employees. Such employees require different approaches to ensure a depth of conceptual and job-related information. The case study shows how one organization addressed this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial and Commercial Training
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Employee competence
  • Employees
  • Engineer development
  • High-skilled training
  • Job analysis
  • Structured on-the-job training
  • Training
  • Workplace training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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