Published on October 15th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi0
Four Simple Ways To Improve The Effectiveness Of Corporate Training
Corporate training is no more a luxury that is only offered to the employees of large organisations. Nowadays, providing corporate training is a necessity for businesses that want to stay competitive.
Thankfully, with the advent of elearning technology, providing corporate training, when done smartly, is not an expensive undertaking. With that said, businesses still face challenges when it comes to implementation of training and driving results.
This article will talk about five simple ways to improve the effectiveness of your corporate training program:
Understand Your Audience
When designing a training program, most businesses only consider their own goals and how a training program will contribute to them.
One very important (and overlooked) consideration is that of the needs of the learners. Do your employees want to learn what they are being taught? Do they learn best in instructor-led sessions?
The modern learner, thanks to the rapid advancements in technology, learns differently that the traditional learner.
Nowadays, practices like microlearning (breaking down the learning material into bite-sized lessons) and blended learning (combining instructor led sessions with self-paced elearning) have shown great promise when it comes to retention and effectiveness of learning.
Bottom line, understand who is your trainee and how they learn. This will help you design a course that addresses their needs and ultimately, is effective.
Use The Right Tools
Since it is technology that is making it possible to deliver corporate training on all levels, it is important that you have the right tools in your training arsenal.
To begin with a learning management system will enable you to effectively deploy and track the effectiveness of your training efforts, for individual learners.
Next, a collaborative whiteboard will help you replicate classroom-like conditions, even for remote employees that never attend instructor-led sessions.
Similarly, with the right content authoring tool, you can easily and quickly create interactive course material that your audience will love to consume.
The point is, with the right tools in your arsenal, you can eliminate all the guesswork from your training efforts and only focus on strategies and techniques that work.
Track And Improve
With the latest learning technology at your disposal, it would be a waste if you don’t use it to track the effectiveness of your efforts. Modern learning management systems allow managers and instructors to track how each trainee interacts with the course material and assessments.
This is especially applicable for organisations delivering training on a large scale. With several employees going through training, in different training groups, it is next to impossible to stay ahead of training developments at an individual level.
The same has been made possible with the tracking capabilities of modern learning technology.
Use these capabilities to your advantage to personalise the learning path for your best and worst learners, and to ultimately improve the overall impact of your training efforts.
Reward Stellar Performance
Stellar performance deserves recognition, even when it takes place during training. In fact, a reward system will often emerge as the motivation your learners need in order to keep pushing through the training program. Not to forget, the competitive environment created by a rewards program will give way to multiple top-performers that take their training seriously in order to come out as the top performer.
Better known as gamification of learning, this technique has proven to be effective in several different training environments.
Just like with other business-related endeavours, effective training starts with understanding your audience. Once that is out of the way, you can easily determine the right tools and techniques you need to employ in order to maximise the effectiveness of your training efforts.
Did we miss out on a strategy that you have used to improve the impact of your corporate training efforts? Share it with us and everyone else in the comment section!