How to Create More Engaging Business Training
Just the idea of corporate or business training and development can leave employees looking for the exit.
Training in the workplace has a reputation as being boring, ineffective, time-consuming and burdensome for both employees and employers. With that being said, it’s also incredibly important. Just take a look at top-performing companies like Google and Amazon. What do they have in common that separates them from other companies? One big factor is the level of employee training and development they provide. When you look at the world’s top companies you can see they not only provide initial employee training but also robust development throughout the career of each employee, and that positions the entire organization as a leader.
So how do you transform the way your employees see business training? One answer is to make it more engaging.
Employers often struggle with how to make training in the workplace interesting and exciting for employees.
At eLeaP we’re experienced in providing LMS solutions and helping companies in all industries create workplace training, and we’ve come up with our own list of ways to make training feel more fresh, relevant, exciting and engaging.
Almost everyone finds training to be more engaging when video elements are involved. e-Learning provides the ideal way to easily include videos in your training, particularly when you use eLeaP. It takes just moments to upload your existing files into your course content and rather than telling employees something about training or development, you can show them through an original video.
This is one of the most exciting ways to make e-Learning and training more engaging—the addition of scenarios.
You can create customized scenarios that allow your employees to see particular elements of their training in action. You can also draw them into the scenario by posing questions and asking them how they would respond given a certain situation.
Oftentimes employers fear implementing e-Learning because they think it will take away from the social element that’s seen in classroom training, but that couldn’t be more far from the truth.
It’s easy to incorporate varying features into your online-based training like forums and discussion boards or you can even link training to popular social media sites. This helps your employees feel as if they’re working as a team during the training process, which will keep them more interested in the content.
Employees tend to learn better when they feel as if they’re going to be held accountable for the information at-hand.
Using e-Learning tools with eLeaP you can quickly add quizzes and other assessments to your training content so that you can not only assess how employees are doing, but they’ll also feel as if they’re being accountable for the information presented.
eLeaP also provides you, as an employer, with a sense of accountability. It’s easy to track and manage business training with our innovative tools, so you can keep up with performance and compliance issues related to your training and development.
One of the primary pitfalls of traditional instructor-led training is that it takes a one-size-fits-all approach to the process.
Rather than being able to move through content at their own pace, the training usually goes at the pace of the fastest or slowest student, which leaves everyone else either scrambling to catch up or feeling as if they’re wasting their time.
The great thing about an eLeaP LMS is that learning is completely self-paced. Your employees can take the amount of time they need on business training, and spend more or less time in certain areas if that’s what works best for them.
If you’re interested in seeing how eLeaP and e-Learning can revolutionize your business training, try our free 30-day trial.
We also invite you to explore all of the features and capabilities we provide with our innovative LMS by checking out an interactive webinar where we’ll answer your questions about eLeaP and your business training.