AUGUST 1989

How employees are trained, and the % of work hours spent on training activities during their first three months on the job

Size of company (number of employees)
1-49 50-99 100-499 500-2,000

Formal training programs 12% 9% 10% 29%

Watching others do the job 45 50 45 55

Informal training by management 76 67 76 76

Informal training by co-workers 45 46 51 75

Source: On the Job Training in Small Business , Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C., 1982