Is your organisation making the most of online training?
Training staff online can seem like a daunting task for managers with no online training experience. The technical jargon and perceived IT requirements around online training are intimidating, meaning that many businesses choose to stick to traditional training methods instead.
The truth is that moving staff training online can be much easier than one might think.
Here’s a short guide to help you get started:
What is online training?
Online training is learning delivered in an online setting – pretty obvious, right? When it comes to staff training, this refers to any work-related learning conducted online. This training can be completed at the workplace or remotely. Online training is increasingly shifting to mobile devices, meaning there’s an opportunity to train staff on the go, as they commute to and from work or meetings.
Why should I train my staff online?
The statistics are compelling. Online training typically requires 40-60% less employee time than learning the same material in a traditional setting, retention rates increase by 25-60%, and participants learn nearly 5 times more material without an increase in training time. 42% of companies say online training has led to an increase in revenue.
How to start training
Training staff online doesn’t require hiring IT professionals or rolling out vast and complex online training systems. Create a Lesson, Quiz or Course in a free eCoach Investigate account and you can share it in minutes. Just click on the ‘Share’ button at the top of your dashboard and activate the content you’d like to share. You’ll then be able to click on ‘Get Link’, which will give you a URL link to share with staff.
If you need ideas for what sort of training you can begin to roll out using eCoach, try clicking the ‘Explore’ button at the top of your dashboard and exploring some of our existing content. These Courses cover both administrative training, such as workplace health and safety, and customer service guidelines, and more detailed training, such as food safety and hygiene, and manual handling.
Remember that with the free eCoach Investigate account, you can only share one piece of training at a time. If you begin to get comfortable with training staff online and believe it’s adding value to your organisation, consider signing up for the Starter Plan – it’s just $29 a month, and allows you to create, deliver and track training for up to 20 users a month.
What are you waiting for? Jump into the eCoach Investigate account and start kicking the tyres!