Scheduling OJT

I was talking with a Human Resource Manager the other day and got this question…

My boss wants me to do all the training on-the-job. Unfortunately, this is a scheduling nightmare. What is the best way to do this?
My Response
First, OJT is the most direct method of instruction, but it is not a good training tool. Scheduling is dependant on both the trainer and trainee… requiring equal time spent by each. Ultimately, this training by itself will teach the minimum behaviors necessary to perform their job function.
You should consider using a blended learning model which minimizes and focuses the on-the-job training as a component of an entire employee development initiative.
Additional Thoughts
I know it seems as though I side-stepped the question… but I really believe Frank could not get all his goals accomplished, regardless of how he approached scheduling.

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