Depending on the business you’re in, it’s likely that employee training never truly stops. Your employees may need to continually update their skills or get up-to-speed quickly when technology and industry requirements change. Online training makes that process far easier and more cost-effective for employers while helping employees retain and expand essential skills.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider online training for your employees.
1. Cost Savings
With all the costs involved (renting a venue, hiring trainers, paying for travel to have everyone in one place), in-person training can cost thousands of dollars more than online training. Taking your training online may require some up-front investment in software, but in the long run, it’s far more cost-effective.
With online training, your employees can learn more efficiently – fitting in training around work and other duties, rather than pausing everything to spend multiple days in a classroom. With online education’s flexibility, you can structure your learning program to work well in an environment where the employee isn’t solely dedicating their time to training.
For example, set up skills-based instruction in 10-minute “microbursts” or longer, 20-minute modules—and monitor effectiveness to see which works best.
3. Improved Retention
Online training allows employees to learn at their own level. It can be difficult to pace yourself in a classroom environment, but with an online classroom, students can go back, review materials, and quiz themselves until they feel confident in a skill.
In addition, online learning can incorporate multiple different learning styles and even gamification to ensure that employees learn quickly and retain what they learn.
4. Reduced Risk
In our new pandemic reality, in-person training carries a certain level of risk as it involves large numbers of people in a single room. With online training, you eliminate that risk – and allow employees to learn in safety without the fear of transmission.
Online training sends a strong message to your employees that you care about their health and safety.
5. Streamlined Tracking & Management
It can be difficult to keep track of who in your workforce has received training, earned certifications, has a qualification that’s about to expire, and what progress your team is making toward completing their training. All of that can be managed more easily with software that streamlines the tracking and monitoring of training programs for large workforces.
Online training is a great option for any company with employees to train. It’s cost-effective and productivity-enhancing, and it offers learning options and benefits that in-person training programs often don’t. Consider online learning for your workforce – we can help.
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