Online training is on the rise. There are now a huge range of topics available for study that will benefit your employees and, in turn, your business. It’s important to pay close attention to how you can develop your employees. If you do, you’ll find that they’re more motivated and ready to play their part in helping you to achieve those all important business goals.
Our blog this week explores the benefits of online training for your business.
COST – ONLINE TRAINING IS TIME AND RESOURCE EFFECTIVE
One of the most important things to consider when it comes to training is the cost. Here at Courtney Associates, we firmly believe that any investment you make in training will always reap a plethora of benefits for your business. After all, you’ve got to speculate to accumulate. However, it’s good to have options. E-learning means significantly reducing the amount of physical resources and time required to deliver a training programme. The rapid nature in which software can be developed and changed means that training courses online can be delivered significantly faster than in-house based training.
If your business is in a place where cost is an issue, but you don’t want to sacrifice the learning and development of your team (and why would you?) then online training could be the answer. Especially since according to some reports, several large organisations have cut their costs by between 30% to 70% since they have introduced online training.
IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY
We’ve talked about the importance of employee engagement in a previous blog. When considering the efficiency of your employees, training plays a huge and significant part. Employees with further knowledge and experience will be able to assist their coworkers and increase their own productivity.
In addition, your employees will feel valued knowing that you’re investing in their personal development and helping them achieve their own professional goals. Another upside? It will undoubtedly have a positive knock-on effect on your staff turnover rates.
Investing in online training is a great way to encourage diversity within your business. E-learning courses are often more accessible. They respect the work-life balance and accommodate those employees who would find it difficult to benefit from training otherwise.
TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR CONTENT
One of the most significant benefits to online learning is your ability to tailor the resources to the needs of your business. Of course, you may be required to incur the initial cost of a subject matter expert in the short term but this is without a doubt a future proofed cost. Taking these steps at the beginning will give you a much more personalised approach, because you’ll ultimately be offering training resources that are specific to your business.
Business training is in itself a fantastic example of an investment that will offer maximum benefits for your business. Online training simply offers another option if you feel that traditional training methods don’t meet the needs of your company or your employees.
Online training allows your employees to take the driver’s seat in their professional growth. It will ensure consistency amongst your workforce and bring you together to achieve those crucial business objectives.
If you’d like to discuss the options when it comes to training for your business, don’t hesitate to contact us now.