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Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a type of training where an employee or intern follows and observes another employee carry out their job for a set period of time. HR departments use job shadowing to onboard new employees, train employees transitioning to a new role, and teach students or interns about the requirements of a certain role.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Job Shadowing

Most SMBs have limited training resources, compared to larger companies. In such cases, SMBs can use job shadowing, which doesn't require expensive training courses or significant resources (making it a particularly cost-effective approach for smaller businesses).

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