Benefits Of Job Instruction

Job Instruction is about training your people, but its impact is much greater than just training.  Below is a list of benefits you could reap from implementing Job Instruction Training in your organization.

Over-All Benefits

Here are some of the overall benefits gained from using JI.

  1. Fewer accidents
  2. Less scrap and rework
  3. Shorter learning curve
  4. Faster on-boarding of new or transferred workers
  5. Cut turnover
  6. Cut absenteeism
  7. Cut transfers
  8. Build workers’ interest and enthusiasm
  9. Improved employee/supervisor relationships
  10. Identifies supervisors for added responsibility
  11. Develops supervisors for added responsibility
  12. Reduces downtime
  13. Provides a method for upgrading employees
  14. Standardizes instruction methods
  15. Establishing job classifications
  16. Gives means of determining cost of instructing
  17. Increases productive machine hours
  18. Increases productive man hours
  19. Decreases tool breakage
  20. Makes supervisor an instructor instead of a trouble shooter
  21. Provides a method to screen employees’ skill levels
  22. Better quality thru more time for supervisors
  23. Increases productivity of individuals,
  24. Better housekeeping
  25. Reduce insurance costs

Time Table for Training

Here are some of the benefits gained by using a Time Table.

  1. Reduces training cost
  2. Spots sub-marginal workers
  3. Spots specific needs in terms of manpower, skills, etc
  4. Spots training needs
  5. Provides inventory of manpower and skills in department
  6. Gauge for transferring workers
  7. Gives quick record of employee grading
  8. Spots upgrading possibilities
  9. Avoids loss in machine time due to training
  10. Identifies improvement path for each worker
  11. Identifies production weaknesses and bottlenecks
  12. Makes supervisors time conscious in training problems
  13. Gives supervisor a clear understanding of all facts of the job in his department
  14. Builds confidence of workers in supervisors
  15. Gets worker to top skill in minimum time
  16. Puts classification on performance basis, and takes the guess work out of the supervisors judgment
  17. Tangible method of management receiving progress
  18. Helps develop supervisors by organizing thinking

Job Breakdowns

Here are some of the benefits gained by using a Job Breakdown.

  1. Organizes knowledge to be passed on in order
  2. “Blue-Prints” all the points to be instructed
  3. Emphasizes safety in supervisor and worker
  4. Helps supervisor determine size of instruction unit
  5. Means of standardizing instruction
  6. Provides tool for auditing knowledge retention
  7. Helps to cement worker and supervisor relationships
  8. Eliminates unnecessary facts of instruction
  9. Identifies to supervisor tricky or Key Points
  10. Makes the trainer tell the reason why
  11. Removes the guess-work in instructions
  12. Increase workers respect for supervisor
  13. Increase supervisors respect for worker
  14. Helps to replace up-graded supervisors
  15. Helps supervisor in knowing the job
  16. Simplicity encourages use
  17. Saves expensive machinery, materials

4-Step Method

Here are some of the benefits gained by using the 4-Step Method.

  1. Creates a better trained work force
  2. Improves knowledge and skill retention
  3. Gets worker into full production sooner
  4. Passes on critical institutional knowledge, the tricks of the trade, that have been developed through years of experience
  5. Insures SAFETY POINTS are understood
  6. Stresses that REASONS WHY are important
  7. Saves the time of worker and supervisor
  8. Determines who he should go to for help
  9. Makes supervisors ‘Follow through” conscious
  10. Makes for PRODUCTION while instructing
  11. Insures correct contact and favorable impressions
  12. Sells worker on company
  13. Identifies to the supervisor that interest in job is important
  14. Develops worker respect for supervisor
  15. Develops company’s line of responsibility
  16. Identifies degree of related skills
  17. Determines whether worker is placed right
  18. Determines workers ability sooner
  19. Helps supervisor’s understanding of instruction and places responsibility on him to do this job
  20. Makes instruction an operational tool

The bottom-line benefit is a better trained workforce.  If fast, efficient and effective training will make your people more productive and your organization more profitable, then Job Instruction Training will be beneficial to you.