Training helps to strengthen a business by educating employees and helping them develop essential skills; it also demonstrates to staff that the company has a vested interest in their future. When carried out well, training in the form of seminars, workshops and e-learning, plays an important role in helping to improve efficiency, productivity, safety, morale, as well as increasing employee retention.
With advances in technology such as web conferencing, corporate trainers are finding tools that encourage much more successful e-learning in the workforce, with a much higher level of engagement.
But what do staff expect?
Staff today, have high expectations of training in the workplace. Tutorials need to be interactive, engaging and relevant. What’s more, they must evolve with the changing needs of staff during the course of their employment and the projects they work on.
Because most of today’s workforce is comfortable with the web, interactive websites and mobile devices, they also expect training to use these forms of technology. Training no longer needs to take place in conference rooms or at external venues. Online sessions can take place anytime, anywhere, meaning staff can access them at their own convenience and budgets are focussed on developing content, rather than venues, accommodation and travel.
By asking employees how they like to be trained and what tools they think are best to facilitate their learning, it will mean that you can put your employees first and tailor each session to their needs. When courses are engaging, you make it easier for staff to participate, learn and, more importantly, retain the information in order for them to carry out their job better.
Picking an e-learning tool
To get the best outcome, picking the right tool is crucial. It not only needs to benefit your staff but meet the needs of the company as well. When running to a tight schedule, it is essential that companies are armed with technology that is reliable, fast and provides additional tools to help get the job done.
Web conferencing software allows for all of this and more. It is a cost effective way to bring people together and has additional features such as interactive white boards for a more illustrative session and the ability to record, which means people unable to attend can still benefit from the lesson and it can be used to refer back to in the future.
Finding the right strategy for your employees along with utilising the perfect e-learning tool makes training affordable, fun and definitely worthy of the investment.