As a training manager, you may be looking at sure ways to make your employee training and development initiatives a success. Often, you make all the efforts and chalk out the best curriculum to develop an online training program. However, you do not have any control over how many will benefit from this effort. Thanks to multiple options available today, you can take some small steps that will change the way online training programs are perceived or received by your employees. The key is to get them engaged and involved in the process even before it begins. Here are 3 useful tips that may come handy to every training manager.
1. Assess Training Needs Using Mobile Devices
We all know that Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is essential before conducting a training program. At the same time, managers need to understand business goals and align them with training initiatives. One way this can be done is through assessments, feedback or polls that can be delivered through mobile devices or desktops. Making the process simple ensures wide and willing participation. This results in more accurate data that can be collated to plan the training programs. You will be able to create training programs that meet specific requirements of the target audience resulting in a favorable response.
2. Convert Existing ILT Material into E-learning Courses
One sure way to win is to use existing resources and repurpose them to create interactive online courses that resonate with the needs of employees. Using existing resources ensures that time is not spent on collating and compiling fresh data. It also reduces the need for additional resources and will give a big time advantage. Often, organizations and L & D departments are treasure houses of training materials that are either lost in the pile or forgotten. Investing time in retrieving this data, organizing them according to the content, will surely help in the long run when there is a training requirement that can be met using this content.
3. Use an LMS and Provide Multiple Options to Employees to Access Training
If you do not have an LMS in your organization, it is best to invest in an LMS. There are many cost-effective open source LMSs that are available in the market. An LMS gives you a wealth of information about the training programs, their effectiveness, who are taking, who are not taking, who have registered but not completed and so on. This helps analyze the situation, find out the causes and make amends. LMS also helps in collating results of assessments and understand to what extent learners have understood and benefitted from the program.
These are by no means the only ways, and there are others that can be added to this list. If you have any such ideas, do share them here.