What is the meaning of training? What are its chief objectives?

Training means the process of increasing the knowledge and skills of an employee for doing a particular job. It seeks to improve the job performance and work behavior of those trained. Training programmes may be conducted to achieve the following objectives:
(i) To provide necessary information to newly appointed employees so as to help them in getting adjusted to the jobs assigned to them.
(ii) To bring about improvement in the performance of work, so as to bridge the gap between existing level and desired level of performance.
(iii) To prepare .employees for promotion to higher position’s in the organisation.
(iv) To improve job satisfaction of employees and thereby minimize labor turnover and absenteeism.