Cross-trained Employees

Save money by getting two for the price of one.
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Whenever possible, look for employees you can cross-train into different job responsibilities. A welder with college courses in engineering and a secretary with human resources experience are workers one small business has successfully cross-trained. Cross-trained employees can fill in when others are absent, helping keep costs down.

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