Having a skilled workforce is the major driving factor for success in any organization. Highly skilled employees work with much more efficiency and zeal, resulting in greater productivity and output. This makes your company’s profitability soar and works wonders for its brand image. Employees will also be part of this success as increased revenue eventually trickles down in their plate. Also, people who are well trained at their jobs, and give high quality performance, are happier doing what they do and hence less likely to leave your organization for something else. This further improves your cost effectiveness, as you will have to spend less time in hiring and re-training people, allowing you to focus more on your business.
Digital technologies are everywhere. The digital revolution along with the smartphone boom has triggered huge changes in how we access, consume, discuss, and share content. Naturally, learning has followed suit.
Learning that happens through a digital medium can be broadly termed as digital learning. This includes learning through e-learning courses, PowerPoint presentations, watching videos, reading e-books, listening to audio books, etc. All of these digital mediums can be incorporated into your organizational training in different ways.
The classroom is still the king of corporate training. Despite the best efforts going into training and development, training personnel continue to deal with employees who like to play truant, when it comes to attending classroom training programs. The reasons for not attending classroom training programs may be endless, right from too much work, to boring topics. It is easy for training managers to assume that employees simply do not care. But the question is, why do they not care?
The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a feverish pace. A study revealed that the size of the South Asian nation’s healthcare industry is expected to touch the $280 billion mark, by 2020, up from $45 billion in 2008, recording a compound annual growth rate of 16.5%, during the twelve-year period. Various factors such as increased foreign direct investment and government spending are playing a key role in the growth of the sector.
Most organizations are still using the “classroom-only” mode of training. While it is very effective, it has limitations in terms of logistical issues, cost, and employee time spent away from work.
Digital learning technologies allow employees to grasp knowledge quickly, at their desired pace and time, and engage with learning more readily, on multiple devices. Using digital learning for training employees will help you reach the desired business goals.
The job of healthcare professionals is not easy. Emergencies can strike any minute, so they have to be ready 24X7. Also, with the increasing changes in healthcare products, services, solutions, and reimbursement policies, the need for frequent clinical training becomes a must for healthcare professionals to be up-to-date. But, it is difficult for them to frequently allocate time for training sessions as they are often busy with emergencies. So, how do you ensure that healthcare professionals are trained from time-to-time, to improve their clinical skills, which impact the overall quality of a health system?
Training today is not just about planning an annual training calendar – identify the dates, trainers and location and roll out to suitable employees. The focus of organizations today is to provide a continuous learning opportunity. This is possible when you incorporate digital learning as an integral part of your training portfolio.
In recent years, the demand for online videos has increased considerably and the trend shows no signs of abating. A study by Cisco showed that videos would make up 82% of all IP traffic, by 2020. The phenomenal growth in the popularity of these digital media elements has given a huge impetus to the adoption of video-based learning by the corporate world. Today, we will examine how videos help train workforce effectively.
Training employees according to their changing needs is the biggest challenge for training managers. Engaging their interest is another issue. How can organizations ensure employees take up online courses with interest, and not just because they are mandatory?
Digital technologies have permanently changed the way we access knowledge and information. Are our organizations keeping pace with these changes in the way they train and build the knowledge or skills of their employees? Most have already begun to do so but there may be others who are taking baby steps.