Instead of firing employees, organizations should fire-up their employees’ drive to improve the skills that contribute towards their company’s growth. This can be accomplished through any number of low-cost, customized eLearning tools.
Here are 4 reasons eLearning can help improve your existing employees:
Faster (and Better) Retention: When it comes to technical learning, it’s been proven that the attention span of a student sitting in a training classroom lasts for only 20 minutes—that’s it. With eLearning, they take control of their own learning, thereby taking a more active role in the process, which greatly improves retention.
Convenience: With any kind of eLearning, it goes without saying you can do it anywhere, you can learn from the comfort of home or at the office. And, instead of a set class time & duration, you can come back and practice as many times you want. They can even log on anywhere in the world—all they need is a computer and an internet connection.
Flexibility: The student can pause, playback, or complete the lesson from anywhere, at any time. There’s no rush or requirement that they should be sitting in front of the computer from start to finish.
Self-Financing: There’s only a one-time build cost. The organization can use it as many times as they want. The more you use it, the more money you save.
Of course, the benefits to your organization can go way beyond the four I’ve listed here. Because with customized eLearning you can train new employees without taking time away from other employees, paying for any external classroom training becomes unnecessary, and all process-specific learning is standardized across your organization.
So instead of laying employees off, you can make them better–and your company, too.