Jack is a senior online course developer in a large manufacturing company. A few months ago, his company initiated the implementation of SAP, and Jack’s boss assigned him the task of developing online courses for training the company’s workforce on the enterprise software.
Although mandatory, rarely does safety training take precedence over leadership training or whatever training is required, by an individual, to climb the corporate ladder. Is this sheer stupidity on the part of humans? Is it our addiction to always ride the “ragged edge of disaster” that makes us take safety training lightly? Perhaps it is just that our safety training programs are not exciting enough and are therefore a failure. What are we doing wrong? Is online safety training a solution?
Jim is the compliance training manager of a large, multinational stock broking company. Recently, the company developed an online course on insider training. The content of the course was very relevant to learners, and Jim expected the course to be a big success. However, to his dismay, the course had few takers.
Though safety is of paramount importance, safety training is seldom received with enthusiasm in organizations. Employees get bored and display a lack of interest toward workplace safety. So, how do you engage your employees, making them comply with workplace safety policies and procedures?
Tatsusaburo is the safety training manager of a renowned Japanese heavy electrical equipment manufacturer. Recently, his company set up production facilities in three Indian states. Tatsusaburo’s boss asked him to get the content of their online safety courses translated into the native languages of the company’s Indian workforce.
Chris is the software training manager of a multinational pharmaceutical company. Recently, his company implemented a new drug-modeling software application, and Chris was entrusted with the responsibility of imparting employee training on the computer-based tool.
Workplace safety is of paramount importance as it directly affects the lives of your employees. Due to negligence of safety rules, every year many people suffer from injuries, and some unfortunate ones even face fatalities. Such incidents deter new talent from joining your company, and cause insecurity in existing ones. This can cause a severe drop in your organization’s skilled workforce and thus hamper productivity. Although not as precious as human life, lack of safety can also cause potential damage to highly sophisticated and expensive machinery. Hence, ensuring workplace safety and its 100% compliance is the prime responsibility of an employer.
Videos, in recent times, have emerged as the solution for a variety of training needs and are a popular choice in eLearning courses. They create an impact because they visually explain to learners what they need to learn. The pictorial superiority effect, the phenomenon whereby pictures and images are better remembered than just words, makes them an effective training tool.
Nathan is a training manager of a large automobile company. Recently, his company implemented an ERP system, and he was responsible for training the company’s workforce on the enterprise software.
Ed is the sales training manager of a multinational office equipment company. A few weeks ago, the organization began implementing Salesforce. Ed was instructed by his boss to ensure that the sales staff could use the CRM tool effectively.
Employee health and safety constitute the most important aspect for organizations and that’s the reason they invest in health and safety training. Providing appropriate training will help in making employees competent in health and safety aspects and avoiding the financial costs related to accidents and occupational ill health. However, the moment you say health and safety training, the first thing that comes to your employees’ minds is boring slide turning courses with click on activities. So, how can you make your online health and safety training interactive, engaging, interesting and enjoyable?