Training is a must for every team in every company. Be that safety training or onboarding of new employees, it is mission critical to provide them all the knowledge and tools they need to be efficient.
What should be avoided when organizing a training process in your company? We’ve gathered some feedback from our customers and partners.
- Paper-based training is a headache.
Whenever a company has one in place it’s always a challenge to prepare another training session. Printing, copying and making some minor updates to the materials take time and company resources. And this activity is totally not related to revenue generation. And what if there’s a mistake in the materials? You’ll have to do everything all over again.
- Offline training is not that efficient.
You need to find a place, prepare some coffee brakes, invite trainers, provide learning materials to host one training session for your employees or partners. And that might be a tough task to gather all the people in the same place at the same time. After all, all the participants will be waiting for the party after the event to grab a drink and socialize.
- Manually managing training process.
If you don’t have some dedicated platform for training and learning, your team will spend too much time on checking the tests, making sure that everyone has received the proper training that everyone has attended all the training sessions and after all you’ll still have to consolidate and store all that information, on paper.
- Measuring the level of knowledge.
When dealing with lots of training results from different departments, you might end up operating raw data that does not make any practical sense. After all, the main goal of any corporate learning is to make your team more efficient, so that they could perform better and faster. It’s often hard to see actual results and understand next steps.
Of course every team and company might have their own challenges related to training, onboarding and similar activities. But if you follow these guidelines, you’ll avoid most of them:
- Centralized online platform for all the training. You’ll have all the planned courses, training sessions, tests, materials in one place and online. Available 24/7
- Automatic assignments. If there is some kind of recurring training in your company, that can be handled automatically. Every person that has passed it, will automatically get an assignment for the next training or testing. Now you won’t be able to miss anything.
- Remote learning. Your employees should be able to receive the knowledge at their own pass. So you process should allow them to study the materials pass the training at home after work, or early in the morning. This will make the training so much more efficient and will save a lot of time.
- Easy-to-manage training materials. All the materials should be in one place, available at all times. And you should be able to update them with one click in real time
- Measurable knowledge. When using a centralized place for corporate learning you can collect all the metrics you need in real time. Time, efficiency, attempts, results. And you can make decision based on that.
These are the guidelines for deploying a centralized training portal in any companies. If you follow them you’ll definitely start spending less time on organizing such activities and will see the how efficiency has increased.
Will be posting more detailed articles and surveys about different aspects of e-learning. So stay tuned and let us know if you have any questions.