Mobile First Training – An Upgrade to Conventional Employee Training Methods

Still using old school ways to train your employees?

Are you still training your employees the traditional way? Are you still wasting your employee’s time in unnecessary training? Have you been using the tools that you are using, for years together now? I think it’s time you introspect and instill smarter options to train your employees.

Employee Training and Development is an indispensable aspect of a company. Employee Training if not done effectively, can result in wastage of time and money. Here are some tips to maximize the time of your employees yet provide an effective training platform which helps you develop the team in the RIGHT way!

Right Questions: Does the typical employee often ask – What’s in it for me? Every training course you envision has to be in line with what the company wants to imbibe amongst the workforce and also answer the fundamental question that arises in the employee’s mind – What’s in it for me? Would the given content and training help the employee to grow or learn something that will keep him hooked to the training? And make him look forward to more?

Right Tools: Are you still using the traditional methods of training – classroom, in-house, Old LMS systems? It might be time to cater to the millennia and provide them with the next-gen technologies of mLearning that gives the flexibility back into the employee’s hands as they can choose when, and at what pace, to do a course/training. With the advent of mobile-based training platforms, the employees can be trained on the go, any time of the day and yet be completely monitored and encouraged/motivated.

Right Content: How often do you have the control on your content? With the Mobile Learning Platforms, bite-sized learning has become the new fad. Your employees no longer wish to read tons and tons of data and lose interest in your training/course. The drilled down version of the information to be shared that can fit in the mobile screen, without the need to scroll, has proved to keep the employees hooked on for longer durations and yielding better results. The authoring tools bundled together help you to create the content from scratch and also tweak it based on the feedback on the go.

Right Alternatives: Does your training become quite monotonous? How about adding different flavors every time an employee retakes the test or moves on to a new course altogether. Continuous Learning Tools enhance the way the tests become adaptive thus keeping your employees on their toes n not letting them relax. Adding assessments, Gamification, adds the flavors to keep the employees active.

Right Results: Are you able to track the training imparted? Just the old method of taking the feedback from the participants after the training doesn’t fix it anymore. A real-time tracking enabled by tools available, enable you to track which set of training is working and if it is working in the first place. Other insights on the individual performance could indicate how you can help him improve.

Right Feedback: are you able to work on the feedback collected and tune your training accordingly? Time is of utmost importance and to time your surveys and assessments to get proper feedback from your workforce are as much important as the training itself. The best people to comment on the training are your own employees and if you delay on making amends with the feedback collected, the training culture at your company might get dented.

Emerging learning trends such as mobile learning, social learning, and gamification allow employees to review the information at their own pace, as well as retain more information than sitting in a room with an instructor and many companies are adding the mLearning platforms to their training arsenal.

Would you like to learn more about how to effectively train your employees on the mLearning platform and how HandyTrain can help?