Why is OJT (On-the-Job) training so often ineffective? The answers are obvious because the traps are so plentiful.


  1. The most productive employees may be the worst at transferring skill.

  2. Give us two experienced employees training the same job, and we will show you two different skill sets producing two different sets of results.

  3.  The old axiom “If you sit by someone long enough, eventually you may figure out on your own, what they are doing” is common.

  4. “What’s in it for me?” (WIFM). What is the motivation for employees to train new employees in the “knacks” and tricks of the job.



The ability to transfer skill to new employees and to re-train experienced “Unconsciously Competent” employees has never been more critical. On-the-Job Training (OJT) provided by skilled trainers implement:


  •  Skill/Procedural Consistency between individuals and shifts

  • Behavior Modeling

  • Archival documentation of Best Method Practices

  • Early decision points on Learner Trainability

  •  Increased workforce morale

  •  Measurable improvements in Safety, Quality and Productivity



Bottom Line, Inc. has been providing skill and craft labor training for the past thirty years. We first (1) qualify Trainer candidates, then we (2) pre-test their innate training knowledge. We (3) train them in the focus areas (below) and then we re-test them for BLI Trainer Certification.

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“We’ve used Bottom Line for years now to meet a variety of training needs. Our people connect with these guys, and apply what they’ve been taught. We consider it Required Training!"
Don Cleveland,
Training Manager
Combustion Turbine Specialty Services
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