If you haven’t quite understood what the excitement around corporate training is all about, this blog is for you. Remember the good old days when corporate training involved sitting through a whole day of classroom presentations? I’m sure you do – you probably still do it that way. Sometimes these training programs were conducted over a couple of days; sometimes there was a day of the week that was dedicated to training.
We all know that the learning needs of staff members in a company are diverse. The needs of sales reps are different from than those of service technicians. Likewise, the needs of administrative personnel are not the same as those of people working on the shop floor. So, how can organizations meet the learning needs of diverse groups of employees? The answer – learning needs to be contextualized to the specific job responsibilities of each group.
There was a time when many organizations struggled to provide training that their employees needed to perform their jobs effectively. Not any longer, as online learning solutions have changed the face of corporate training. Read on to know more about how online learning can solve corporate training problems.
Implementing training in an organization is not an easy task. It requires careful planning and meticulous execution. However, things become easy if you take the right steps and have a proper plan. Here is an infographic on the questions you need to focus on while planning an organization-wide training.
Information has a way of implanting itself firmly and permanently in our brains, when we can relate to it. Educational institutions use day-to-day problems to teach very effectively. It’s called problem-based learning (PBL). Originally adopted to make medical school programs more interesting, it has since been used in everything from K-12 programs to corporate training. Let’s concern ourselves with the latter. In a corporate setting, an open-ended problem is presented to the learners, who, with the help of a variety of resources and under the guidance of a facilitator, must come up with a plausible solution to the problem.
Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. I’m sure you might have heard and even looked them up in the Internet. Let me give you a few more insights on these technologies, and how they will impact e-learning in the future.
Blending classroom and online training formats is inarguably the best way to train your people – you can make the training highly flexible, while retaining the much-needed human touch.
How can you formulate an effective blend of learning methodologies to train your people? What does it take to ensure your hybrid learning initiative is a big hit? Well, focus on the following five important aspects.
What is the reaction of an employee who is taking a typical online compliance training course? A bored look, repeated yawns, and clicking the ‘Next’ button to get through the course as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is no escaping compliance training as it is a mandatory part of corporate training.
Highly qualified and experienced professionals are often asked to conduct classroom training sessions to transfer the special skills and knowledge they possess to their employees. However, not all of these highly qualified and experienced professionals are qualified to conduct engaging and result-oriented training sessions for adults. For an experienced professional to become a sought-after and much-admired trainer, he needs expert guidance, and ‘Train the Trainer’ courses are becoming increasingly popular to cater to the needs of these professionals.
In this beginner’s series, we’ve discussed what training needs analysis is, its benefits, levels, and the steps to conduct Training Needs Analysis. When you consider any training program for your organization, the first step you need to take is Training Needs Analysis. So far we’ve understood that Training Needs Analysis helps identify performance needs, which can be addressed by training to meet organizational goals. Ultimately, this results in improving the productivity, profits, and service quality of an organization.