Training Delivery Methods for Small Business Term Paper by Nicky

A look at effective training delivery methods for small businesses.
# 150314 | 3,639 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2012 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper examines proper, efficient and effective training delivery methods for small businesses, which often have relatively limited financial resources for supporting training programs. The paper further notes that small businesses require cost effective training that improves effectiveness and promotes efficiency. Additionally, the paper considers the preference of employees of a particular training delivery method, which is an important component in improving effectiveness of the training program. The paper includes two surveys taken regarding the opinions and experiences of employees in the training delivery methods at work. The first survey result is from MIT Training Delivery Methods Survey Report and this will be considered as the reference data. The second survey was performed with the VIAS International, LLC employees serving as experimental data representing small businesses. The paper concludes by stating that the decision on which training delivery methods to choose may influence employees' motivation as well as their learning ability for the material. Failure to choose the right methods for employees may lead to more costs than gains for a small business.


Definition of Small Business
MIT Survey Result
VIAS Survey Methodology
Elected Training Delivery Methods
Survey Results Analysis
Key Findings from Survey Result
Survey Results Limitations
Cost Effective Delivery Methods

From the Paper:

"The second survey was conducted from June 18 to July 10, 2009 with employees at VIAS International, LLC. VIAS is a company based in Austin, Texas that supplies various parts and machines for semiconductor manufacturing companies. VIAS was established in 1997 and currently has about 50 employees. The survey was specifically performed with 12 field service team members consisting of engineers and technicians maintaining abatement systems at Samsung Austin Semiconductor.
"There will be an analysis of survey results to find out which training delivery methods is effective in improving the performance in the work place. There will also be a survey analysis to find which method is most cost effective by comparing the cost of each delivery method. Finally, the paper will conclude with recommendations by developing a set of guidelines to assist in choosing delivery methods for training programs in small businesses. From this paper, employees, small business owners and managers will be informed about which training delivery methods are most preferred by employees and are effective to employees that enhance learning for work in small businesses."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ketter, P. (2006, December). Investing in learning: Looking for performance. T+D [serial online], 60(12):30-33.
  • Hillstrom, K. & Hillstrom, L.C. (ed.). (2002). Training and development. Gale Cengage Encyclopedia of Small Business.
  • Gerzon, J., Heuer, B., Kibbee, K., Nielsen, E., & Veal, L. (2006, December). MIT training delivery methods survey report.
  • Cook, R.G. & Barry, D. (1995). "Shaping the external environment: a study of small firms' attempts to influence public policy." Business and Society, Vol. 34 No.3, pp. 317-44.
  • Longenecker, J.G., Moore, C.W., Petty, J.W. & Palich, L.E. (2008). Small business management: launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures. (14th ed.). Cengage Learning, pp. 768

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