Small Biz Tip: Training: Hands On

Tips from October 23, 2009

The Small Business tips today discuss hands-on training and its benefits.

  1. Role Play: employees mimic real decision making in business situations. Very effective: try upper management & employee roles.
  2. Internship: get a feel for employment before becoming an employee. Get on-the-job and classroom training to learn about the business.
  3. Apprenticeships: over a long period of time, employees develop many skills while supervised by a senior employee. Usually for a trade.
  4. Job Rotation: employees learn a little about every department to learn different tasks and skills associated with each job.

Daily Overview: Hands-on training allows for a different learning process to take place and can even be most memorable.