We are undoubtedly living in a digital age. Just as businesses have had to evolve their marketing strategies to stay competitive and gain a toehold in the digital marketplace, service-based companies have had to incorporate e-learning into their employee-training regimen. Online learning and compliance software have become a popular and necessary means by which employers keep up with the demands of training their employees in the digital age. Following are ten important facts about learning and compliance software.
1) Employee Satisfaction and Retention
Studies have found that capable employees who are not engaged in the workplace are as likely to leave their job as employees who are unsatisfied and show poor performance. A prosperous company’s success is built upon its training program; well-trained employees who feel engaged are happier, have better performance, and are more likely to remain at their job. E-learning is engaging and speaks the language of today’s digital generation.
2) E-Learning is Adaptable
Teachers have long struggled with the challenge of meeting the needs of a large group of students with one strict set of teaching guidelines. The same can be said of employers attempting to train a large number of employees. Online learning and compliance software easily traverse the gaps between employees’ knowledge and learning needs.
3) Improvements in Productivity
The success of any training program can be measured by the employee productivity it produces. Current research indicates that implementing mobile technology for employee training almost doubles employee productivity. Money invested in e-learning programs is more than paid back as the company’s bottom line drastically increases by employees becoming more productive and getting tasks accomplished successfully in shorter amounts of time.
4) Training in Different Languages
While it’s not impossible to find an instructor that speaks different languages, it is impossible to train a large group of people whose native language differs in their native tongues simultaneously. Knowledge test scores double when people receive training in their language of origin, and learning and compliance software enables employees to be trained in different languages at the same time. Click here for an example of a large safety course library offering multilingual courses online.
5) Time Optimization
While online learning cannot replace practical aspects of training like client interaction or on-site tasking, the training portions that can be digitized saves employees a lot of time. That savings in time translates into better-rested staff who have more time and energy to focus on aspects of the job that generate profits for the company. Even having a system to manage face-to-face training or classroom-based courses can save your organization thousands in administrative costs.
6) E-Training is Secure
While data breaches and identity theft are a common occurrence in the digital age, online learning and compliance software is protected by the latest encryption technology. Companies also have the option of adding facial recognition or fingerprint scanning to further increase their e-training’s security. Always make sure to ask “Where is the data stored?” or “Where are your servers located?” so that your employee data is hosted safely with redundant back-ups. For example, if a Canadian company uses a US-based software vendor, their data is subject to the Patriot Act.
7) The Bottom Line
E-training is known to be five times as fast as traditional training methods and is also known to be far less expensive. Once companies make the inevitable switch to online learning and compliance software, they can save millions of dollars (even if it’s just for onboarding new-hires or doing site orientations for subcontractors).
8) Employee Integration
Most new employees decide to remain in a job or leave within their first six months of employment. Most often, employees who decide to leave a position do so because of inefficient training or the over-bombardment of training materials early on. Online learning results in more efficient employee integration and improves employee retention.
9) Learning Enhancement
Online training that is delivered in condensed modules is easy to retain. Employees respond to this type of learning with higher retention levels reached in shorter amounts of time. This trend can be seen throughout society as more and more people rely on apps and online tools to organize, share, and enjoy their lives.
10) E-Learning is Good for the Environment
Online learning greatly reduces the use of paper and other resources. It cuts down on the necessities of travel and results in companies using less energy and decreasing their CO2 emissions. Organizations that reach their environmental goals are happier, more respected, and satisfy a larger client base.
As more and more aspects of modern life are governed by the dictates of technology, industries have had to evolve to keep up with this shift in dynamics. From e-commerce to digital marketing strategies and training programs, companies that want to succeed are embracing the merits of e-learning. Learning and compliance software have proven to be more effective, secure, engaging, successful, cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly than traditional training programs. Companies that make the switch to e-learning as a means of training their employees notice immediate changes in both their employees and their bottom line.
Contact SET Safety today to discuss a smooth transition into a digital safety and learning solution.