If you’re thinking about starting a web-based training program at your company, there are three key aspects that you should look for in any training solution: mobility, versatility, and accountability. But first of all, what exactly is web-based training? And is it a good fit for your company and your employees?
The answer to the second question is a resounding yes! Every company, whether large or small, can benefit from adopting a web-based training program. Web-based training provides digital training content to employees in a flexible and convenient format. Every part of the training takes place online, from content upload to viewing and interacting with training materials, to tracking and reporting on employee completion status. Employees prefer web-based training over more traditional paper-based or classroom training because they can complete the work on their own schedule. And managers prefer it because they can easily track employee completion status, and follow up with their team members as needed. Here are three key benefits you can expect to enjoy if you choose to adopt a web-based training program.
Gone are the days when employees had to be tied to a classroom, a time slot, or even a desk to take part in training. With web-based training, employees can access online content from a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone. In this type of mobile training environment, employees have more options for access, and may even feel more in control of their learning paths. Whether it’s in a hotel room, on a trip to a client site, or on the bus heading to work, training can take place anywhere when it’s web-based. And best of all, this type of on-demand training coupled with online and video-based content will appeal to all employees, but most especially to Millennials.
If each of your employees has unique skills and a range of different job duties, then why should they be forced to take part in cookie-cutter training? With web-based training comes versatility: you can upload training materials in different formats, create customized learning plans, and even allow employees to chart their own path. You can restrict access to training materials based on a certain time frame or other criteria, and you can even have employees create and upload their own shared training content. Web-based training provides much more versatility than a paper-based or classroom-based format. The possibilities of web-based training are truly endless, and you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to creating the best training plan to fit the needs of your company or team.
Did your employees really complete all of their training materials? Did they truly learn and understand the necessary skills? Are you in danger of not meeting certain certification requirements because the minimum number of employees haven’t completed their training yet? Web-based training allows you to answer all of these questions with the click of a button. You can view training completion status at an employee or company level, and follow up with individuals who need a reminder. Quizzes and other online certifications can be built into the training plan to make sure employees understand and retain the material. And finally, a web-based training program will allow you to analyze and report on various training metrics online, and even correlate training completion with KPIsor other business indicators. You’ll be able to make more educated decisions and business proposals with employee training stats at your fingertips.