Did you know that British businesses lose around £22 billion a year due to unproductive employees?
Additionally, the absence of training, on matters such as Health and Safety, leaves a business wide open to risk and can lead to enormous fines.
So, whilst a training and development plan may have seemed like an unnecessary expense, it saves money in the long run. Oh, and about them leaving with all that knowledge to work for a competitor? Training is known to improve employee retention and there are legal ways to protect your investment and business interests.
The problem with most workplace training is that it is outdated and typically only applies to one style of learning. But as we know, people are different and process information and learn in a variety of ways.
Flexible learning can help. A successful training strategy will factor in the following:
Timing. Employees are busy and a flexible approach to learning can help them to manage their workload.
Platform. Continuous advancements in technology mean that employees are used to adapting to new devices, some quicker than others, so variety is still important.
Participants. People learn at a varying pace and so flexible learning can give everyone ample time to complete a course.
Engagement. A lack of engagement can lead to a lack of learning. Flexible learning will factor in a mixture of techniques to encourage engagement.
Flexible eLearning empowers employees and allows them to learn and develop their skills at a time that best suits their schedule. Accredited, easy-to-use video courses can be completed at any time on a device that works for them.
While face-to-face training is still an effective method of upskilling your workforce, accessible eLearning can add a degree of flexibility and encourage employees to take control of their learning. A successful training and development strategy will consider both methods for a well-rounded approach.