Learning through videos continues to be a critical component of effective online as well as blended training programs. Here is how learning videos aid the instructional strategy in corporate training programs:
In the past, a Learning Management System (LMS) was used only for content curation and storing learners’ training records. With the shift in learning trends, this no longer holds true. Learning has evolved from one-size-fits-all to personalized, a day-long activity to a bite-sized activity, formal to informal, and organizations today are looking for the right LMS to address these needs.
The millennials are a different generation! They are looking for a corporate culture that’s markedly different from the previous generation. Then, why should you follow the same onboarding process that was followed a decade ago? As training managers, you need to look for innovative strategies in millennial onboarding programs. The millennials make use of technology constantly and that has led to the increasing popularity of online training solutions for new hire onboarding. The first step you can take toward attracting and retaining millennials is to rollout an effective onboarding training program. Here are some proven tips that you could use to onboard millennials.
Zack, a 28-year old walked into his new workplace all excited to get started on his new job. After the initial new hire orientation was complete, he had to start with the company’s online millennial onboarding program. He was asked to register for the course and choose his learning preference. Zack prefers listening to audio as compared to reading text. He was pleasantly surprised when the welcome message in the online onboarding program addressed him by name. He also loved that the millennial onboarding program had a lot of audio clips and links to podcasts in store for him.
It’s that time of the year again when there is a nip in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s time to look forward to that delicious Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. It is also a good time to retrospect and thank the people who’ve made a difference in your life. I sometimes feel ‘thank you’ is the most under-used phrase on this planet.
New hire training programs in big classrooms, thick employee handbooks, and lengthy e-learning programs! None of it will work for your millennial new hires. If you are planning on engaging tech-savvy new hires with volumes of information in the millennial onboarding program, then it’s not going to work. We are talking about a generation that prefers to text and tweet instead of sitting through long sessions of classroom training.
Each generation of workers has its strengths but the generation that is currently ruling the roost in organizations across the globe is the millennials. You have given your new millennial employees a warm welcome, you have also shown them the coolest coffee shops around office. Now it’s time to get them acquainted with the company’s culture, its policies, and procedures. Make the millennials sit in a classroom listening to someone drone on what’s expected from them on the job, and you are sure to find yourself with a grumpy workforce.
Just when training managers are heaving a sigh of relief that they finally have their training programs for millennials in place, a new generation enters the workforce. Yes! Gen Z arrived at the workplace in 2017. This is a generation of individuals born between 1995 and 2012. Remember Gen Z or the iGeneration is a generation that learned to swipe the mobile screen even before they learned to speak. They value their independence and this applies to learning as well. Gen Z prefers self-directed learning and would love to take an efficient, non-traditional route in learning. What better than an e-learning solution to give Gen Z its much valued independence in learning?
At the workplace, we are constantly judged on our capabilities and benchmarked against co-workers. This means we need to make learning a continuous process. Not just that, we need to do away with obsolete knowledge and replace it with new knowledge. What this means, especially for L&D professionals is that the shelf life of knowledge is shrinking while the amount of knowledge required to perform jobs is growing.
Lectora Inspire has been around for a long time, and its latest version 17 is considered to be one of the most powerful authoring tools in the market. One big advantage of using a rapid authoring tool is its provision of built-in assets, e-learning characters, and royalty-free images. You do not have to spend hours creating or curating visual elements, nor do you have to pay extra for additional media elements.