Statistics show the average employee only works for 2 hours 53 minutes daily. This is just 31% of an 8-hour working day. These are some great numbers.
Company leaders realize that employee efficiency is at the core of every business. They constantly look for new ways to increase productivity and make the team more efficient. This issue becomes even more urgent as companies move to hybrid models and people work from home. With modern technology, this can be solved with eLearning. Here’s how.
New Employee Onboarding
A new hire can take up to a month to become comfortable and productive. You can speed up the onboarding process by moving it online. It is only necessary to create one onboarding course and assign it to new employees.
Onboarding courses include a short overview of the organization’s mission, values, and corporate culture. They also provide an overview of products and services and describe what the new employee can expect. Some organizations often include onboarding programs, particularly those in highly regulated industries, such as manufacturing, finance, and insurance.
You don’t have to be a technology expert to create an onboarding program. Some authoring tools like iSpring suite allow you to create courses quickly and easily using pre-made templates. iSpring is a PowerPoint add-in that will enable you to do all this within the familiar PowerPoint interface.
You can then upload your course to your LMS and enroll new employees. Many LMSs, such as iSpring Learn, allow you to automate your enrollment process. Creating a rule automatically assigning new employees to the intern’s group and an onboarding course is easy. Your employees can take the onboarding course with an LMS wherever and whenever they want. The only thing you need to do is determine when the program will be completed.
As you can see, online training helps employees become more productive and relieves managers and supervisors from many mentoring tasks they would have otherwise performed.
If you remember your schooldays, if the teacher said there would be a test in the next lesson, it motivated you to prepare appropriately. This method applies to adult training. Employees are more motivated to learn when they know their skills and knowledge will be evaluated and the results examined by management. The more skilled someone is, the more productive and effective they are in the workplace.
Regular assessments (semiannually or at least annually) can help you identify knowledge gaps in your employees and provide them with additional training. These assessments are an excellent way to identify high-potential employees and determine if a person is prepared for a promotion.
Online quizzes are a simple way to assess students. With iSpring Suite, you can create quizzes within minutes, as the toolkit includes 14 ready-made question templates. You can make quizzes more effective by adding slides with detailed information about the subject. You can also give detailed feedback and create individual learning pathways based on how each employee performs on the quiz.
You can generate detailed reports on each learner once you have uploaded your quiz into an LMS. iSpring Learn, for example, lets you view scores, the number of attempts made, a breakdown per answer, and time spent on an assessment.
Training in Time Management
Time management training focuses on developing employees’ skills for prioritizing, organizing, and delegating so that they can manage their workload and use the available time efficiently. This ability can help a team be more motivated, fulfilled, and productive.
The most sustainable way to deliver time management training is through eLearning. You can purchase off-the-shelf courses. Employees respond better to content that is customized to their position and company. It makes sense to create your eLearning courses.
You can make your content more engaging by storytelling and showing scenarios employees frequently encounter at work. Interactivity can be added to your courses to bring scenarios to life when the user clicks on images and buttons.
Single Knowledge Base
A corporate knowledge base is similar to an online library. It stores the company standards and manuals, regulations, rules, and other information accumulated through the years. A knowledge base must be easy to use to be helpful to employees. An LMS is the best way to manage the data, including the search and update logically. You can log in and find all the necessary materials or refresh your knowledge anytime.
If a project manager does not know how to assign an assignment to a subordinate, he can search the knowledge base for information. If a newly-hired salesperson needs help to understand CRM, they can find the instructions in LMS.
Keeping all the answers to frequently asked questions about company products and services together in one hub is also helpful. This way, employees can find the information on their own without having to distract colleagues. This will make the team more productive and allow everyone to work to the same standard.
Customized Training Programs
Customized learning can boost employee productivity, making eLearning content more relevant for each person. The training program can be tailored to the needs, interests, and level of proficiency of each employee. This helps them quickly gain the skills that they need.
You might think it would be challenging to develop individual learning programs for your managers, but this is a great way to upskill them.
Imagine you want to develop a leadership training program for your sales manager. Instead of creating a long, difficult-to-manage course or a series of separate classes, you can use an LMS to create a learning path. You can combine several methods into one long-term program using the learning track.