Times are changing. More and more of our day-to-day tasks are happening online. Whether that’s answering emails, scheduling shifts or organising payroll – the list goes on and on. So why should your training be any different? Here are five tell-tale signs that you should ditch the textbooks, adopt eLearning and start boosting your staff’s skillset
They’re smartphone natives
Almost everyone has access to a smartphone nowadays. Let’s face it, your staff will most likely use their phone while at work, but is that a bad thing? With the world at our fingertips, we have access to unlimited information. Why not leverage that and take your training online with eLearning. With eLearning you’re empowering your staff with a rich library of training and information that can help to develop their skillset and better represent your company. They can access this training anywhere, at any time. Giving them the freedom to learn at their own pace and reducing your time in organising and scheduling your training. It’s a win-win situation.
They’re craving for interactivity
There’s only so much engagement that you can get out of a traditional textbook training session. With eLearning the amount of interactivity and engagement your staff have with your training content is profound. They can watch videos, take quizzes, go through galleries of images, listen to audio – the possibilities go far beyond what’s capable with traditional training. With that level of interactivity comes immersion, and that is where the real learning happens. You don’t just want your staff to read and remember their training. You want them to understand and apply it in their day-to-day and that can be better achieved through eLearning.
They need to keep up-to-date with trends and regulations
Compliance training, seasonal content, Annual refresher courses – trends and regulations are constantly changing and likewise your staff’s knowledge need be updated to reflect these. In scenarios such as these, eLearning thrives. With eLearning you can automate a lot of the painstaking scheduling, reminders and assignment of this training. Saving time for both you and your staff and cutting down costs too.
A lot of your company is already online
Odds are you’re already using online tools for messaging, scheduling, employing and reviewing staff within your company, so taking your training online is another step in a direction you’re already heading. With eLearning you’re reducing the risk of your staff dropping or disengaging with your training. Why? Because they can access it anywhere at any time. With social integrations they can also share their accomplishments with colleagues and even compete in a bit of friendly competition. These help to reinforce the will to learn and more importantly retain that knowledge.
They’re asking for it
Learning is a two-way street. So, when your staff tells you something, you need to listen to them. If enough of your staff are asking for, and are capable of taking part in, eLearning then that is the only tell-tale sign that you should need.
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