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Posted on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:46
Skill gaps in employees cannot be overlooked. If you want to remain productive and competitive in the long run, you have to ensure that your workforce is continuously improving and increasing their skills. But, you also need to consider the investment, which is not just a monetary factor. You need to think about the time your employees spend in training since it takes away from their daily work schedule. If your training program is time consuming and inefficient, then your learners must either rush through their work to carve out time for training, or they have to work longer hours in order to complete mandatory training. Neither of these outcomes are desirable!
Keeping these factors in mind, corporate eLearning is a great solution for enhancing your workforce’s skillset on a reasonable budget. If your employees have access to eLearning as their preferred source of information, you may see a substantial increase in productivity.
Here is how corporate eLearning can help you upskill your employees and enhance organizational efficiency.
Employees usually love the freedom that eLearning provides. Unlike traditional classes, they do not have to be physically present at a venue to learn something. They can access it anytime they wish, irrespective of their location or time zone. Whenever they have availability in their schedules, they can log into the course and learn. That way, they do not have to stretch their work hours in order to accommodate training. Employees have learning available to them at the time of need. So convenient!
Inside eLearning courses, your employees have the freedom to fail. To be honest, no one likes to fail in front of other people. But, failure is necessary for learning. In online training modules, you offer them the option to fail without fear, which allows participants to learn from their mistakes. This encourages the learners to explore and experiment, ultimately leading to enhanced productivity in the workplace.
Your employees have the freedom to choose what they want to learn. There is no one-size-fits-all learning. Each employee is different and they have their respective learning needs. eLearning makes it possible for them to choose topics according to their needs. Also, if you allow your employees to choose their learning path, they are more invested in what they learn. They are learning out of choice rather than compulsion.
In face-to-face learning, you need to take proper notes if you want to revisit what you learned in the class. At best, you can request for the instructor to share the deck with you after class. But in corporate eLearning, you have access to online content and resources. You can brush up your knowledge any time you wish to. You may even have participant guides and job aids available. Most LMS’s allow you to collaborate with other learners and share ideas. You can hold relevant discussions with the community or chat privately.
eLearning tools allow you to track skill development. LMS’s provide reports on how well your employees are upskilling themselves. They point out areas where employees have room for improvement. Therefore, if you realize that employees are facing difficulty on certain topics, you can take corrective measures through one-on-one mentoring. These factors contribute to a continuous learning environment.
The modern workforce is not motivated by material benefits alone. They attach a huge amount of importance to training and development opportunities. They are invested in upskilling themselves on a regular basis. If you, as an organization, offer them opportunities to learn and grow, they will be loyal to you and content to stay in their position. The better they learn, the higher the productivity. It is a win-win situation for both. On the other hand, if employees do not find opportunities to learn new things, they might get disinterested and leave. Losing experienced members of your workforce is a substantial loss for any organization, especially considering the amount of time and money required to rehire and retrain.
Online learning may involve heavy investments, initially. But in the long run, it saves significant amounts of money compared to classroom training. You do not have to book a venue and pay for training equipment. You can save on the travel and accommodation costs of the learners. You do not need to hire instructors. Your employees save a lot of time that can add to their existing utilization percentage. And, you typically save on paper and printing, and in turn save the environment.
We create custom eLearning designed specifically for your training objectives. Our courses ensure strong retention of information and provide innovative ways to change learner behaviors. Each learning ecosystem developed by Designing Digitally is tailored to the customer’s eLearning specifications and needs.
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By Designing Digitally, Inc.