In an environment where both attracting new talent and retaining your current workforce is more critical than ever, training has become more than a solution to a problem, it has become an investment and a critical retention tool. Many companies are now embracing Benjamin Franklin’s ideal that “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Today, we also have more training tools than ever before. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these tools are and how you can use them most effectively to make an investment in your team.
- eLearning is one of the most widely used training tools. Essentially, it is delivering content electronically in a way that keeps learners engaged in the information. It offers flexibility as it can be taken anywhere at any time. eLearning modules can teach a variety of topics and types of materials. Both process and system training are especially effective as eLearning. Click here to see an example.
- Virtual Playbooks are built in the same manner as eLearning while leveraging the design and visual engagement of magazines. This allows large amounts of content to be structured for easy consumption by the learner. Like eLearning, you can track completion and check for understanding in Virtual Playbooks. Click here to see an example.
- Explainer Videos are short, high energy micro-minutes of learning. Designed to capture the learner’s attention, Explainer Videos are a great way to introduce new processes, new products, or increase awareness. Click here to see an example.
- Instructor-Led Training (Classroom and Virtual) allows for a socially interactive experience where learners build relationships with instructors and their peers. Instructor-Led training encourages problem-solving skills, teamwork, and allows for timely and specific feedback and instruction. Click here to see an example.
Ensuring both new and veteran team members have the right knowledge to do their job is just as important as ensuring they have the right tools. Knowledge gives team members the power and ability to accomplish tasks successfully achieving results for both themselves and your company.