One of the advantages of using digital learning systems for workplace training and professional development is the opportunity to personalise employee training. Personalised learning requires customisation for alignment with the objectives you set for your people.
Advances in online learning now make this achievable. Approaches include:
- Interactive digital training content
- Blended learning
- Matching learning pathways to staff roles and interests
- Availability of flexible, convenient mobile learning
- Practical, scenario-based training
The amount of in-person training companies are doing continues to decrease in favour of online learning. Focusing on personalised learning through the available functionality of modern learning management systems will yield several benefits.
Great staff engagement, information retention rates and closing of skill gaps are just a few.
Power of the people
The impetus for personalised training programmes largely comes from the demands of today’s workforces. In many business sectors where it is relevant, employees have insisted on remote and hybrid working. Additionally, they seek growth opportunities in their career path.
Employee focus has moved on from ‘holding onto a job’ to being more concerned with personal growth and satisfaction. Businesses must work hard to retain quality people. Take an in-depth look at your business objectives and workforce to determine the L&D strategies that will see your company and people flourish.
Businesses can achieve significant cost savings by shifting more of their training to digital so there really are no downsides.
Younger people entering the workforce tend to respond well to certain types of learning which can all be delivered by online training platforms. Social learning is one of those. This is also referred to as peer-to-peer learning because information is shared between staff members to gain better understanding and competence. It provides an effective way of building a strong work culture through increased collaboration and interaction.
The increased demand for asynchronous, or self-paced, learning is a perfect fit for module-based digital learning. It gives employees a great deal of control over their learning experience and can be easily monitored by management through the built-in LMS reporting analytics.
Gamification, video, virtual reality, and microlearning – all established elements of e-learning platforms – are also a perfect fit for younger staff. Everything adds up to a win-win situation for employers and employees alike