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

Ronald L. Jacobs (Based at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA)
Mohammad Jaseem Bu‐Rahmah (Based at Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Safat, Kuwait)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 9 March 2012

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.

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Citation

Jacobs, R.L. and Jaseem Bu‐Rahmah, M. (2012), "Developing employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training (S‐OJT): an introduction to this training approach and the KNPC experience", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 44 No. 2, pp. 75-84. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851211202902

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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