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Know What Is Needed to Improve Your Training Schedule

Know What Is Needed to Improve Your Training Schedule

This may seem like an obvious statement, but any training program should serve the purpose for which it was created. Surprisingly, many training programs do not deliver the same results that were projected before the creation of the program. There are several reasons that can directly affect the progress of a training program, and hinder the learning process, which further affects the outcomes.

It’s a must for any trainer to create a balanced training schedule. It should be your aim to make your employees learn and do their jobs with greater efficiency. To achieve this, an articulately synchronized schedule is the way to go.

Corporate training witnessed an evolution in the past decade. The popularity of traditional training methods, which were the mainstay of the corporate training world, are gradually decreasing due to the ever-growing digital phenomenon, e-learning. The conventional training setup is something that requires a rigorous schedule, and accommodating employees left out due to vacations or sick days can become difficult. With e-learning, however, the training is ever-available, which is why it has taken the corporate learning environment by storm.

Consider this example: It’s the 20th of December and you are conducting a critical assessment on a code that you want your employees to learn. However, everyone is leaving for a ten-day winter break starting the next day. How many employees do you think will be able to remember the concepts that were taught ten days back? The probability that the trainees will understand the idea at the first go is low, and there’s an even greater possibility that they will fail to retain the information after a lengthy break.

However, in comparison with the traditional teaching method, e-learning in corporate training is not as stringent. It does not require the continued support of a physical trainer and can be conducted via video conferencing easily.

Its other advantage is that it minimizes the use of paper products and ultimately cuts down costs, and also gives the employees the ability to access and learn the content with just the help of a smart device and a working internet connection.

Accessing the content from a digital device also empowers the employee or trainee to try and understand the concept until he or she learns it. It will even lower the need to create a strict training schedule that requires the physical presence of the trainer.

Despite creating an e-learning program in-house, organizations favor learning management system (LMS) consulting to get help in choosing the vendor that can create exceptional LMS training software, keeping in mind the nature of your organization. LMS consulting can also help you get a number of options from which to choose and compare according to reviews and ratings these vendors have. Further, organizations can ask for a trial session and can conduct a survey afterwards to check the level of engagement and impact before making the final call.

Instead of going fully digital, organizations can also create a fused approach of e-learning and traditional learning. While e-learning can be used to cut down on unnecessary resources, a conventional method and a physical approach can be minimally utilized to create a connection with the trainer and to teach complex subjects.

Following the approach discussed above can not only save a lot of monetary resources, but is the future of corporate training. The number of organizations implementing e-learning into their training curriculum is already on the rise and the day is not far when it will even take over all the training requirements of the corporate world.

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by Lottie Pritchard // Lottie Pritchard is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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