[ e-Learning for Business]
Companies large and small are tapping into the power of e‑Learning to save time and money on training and onboarding.
The e‑Learning industry has been big business for years but now, by taking it in house, companies are finding huge cost savings. The two major areas that e‑Learning are most effective are through onboarding and staff training.
Recruiting staff takes time and costs money. Once you’ve got them on board you need to ensure that they get the right start. Effective onboarding includes a warm welcome, setting clear expectations and establishing a supportive environment. Each of those things takes time and each new member of staff might come at it with different questions and expectations. Taking your onboarding online allows for flexibility and diversity. It maximises staff time, ensuring that the in-person experience is truly interactive not a one way dialogue.
Online orientation can be tracked and updated at any time. It can be personalised by department and role, so each member of staff has access to only the most information relevant to their position and role. It can work as an ongoing resource, allowing individuals to refer back to anything that was unclear.
Digital onboarding also addresses the issue of flexible working that is available in so many companies. No longer do you need to get new team members all in the same room for orientation, yet another time and cost savings. It also allows for maximum scalability – you can be onboarding in multiple locations and countries at any given time.
Another way companies are tapping into the power of e-Learning is through online training. Taking training online offers all of the same benefits as onboarding plus allows for tracking and analysing of outcomes.
Each individual employee can have a personalised learning plan. These can be tied to objectives and reviews. Managers can monitor progress and follow up as necessary. Employees have the ability to learn at their own pace and environment.
Effective Planning & Execution
While the benefits are clear, it takes time and planning to get your in-house e‑Learning right. Modules should combine videos, graphics, text and interactive areas for employee feedback and responses, all delivered in a secure environment.
Another important consideration for international audiences is delivering the content in a localised context. It’s not enough to simply have text translated. It needs to be contextualised to ensure that personal experience for each individual. Find out how Ubiqus can help deliver your multi‑lingual in-house e‑Learning by getting in touch today.