It is well established that training in the workplace is of tremendous importance. Employees arguably add value to organizations, so their employers should invest in them by nourishing their skillsets through immersive training programs and learning opportunities.
Throughout this process, businesses must recognize that what makes their employees as valuable as they are is, in fact, their diverse nature. Whether it be in culture, education or skill level, organizations must appreciate these differences, and provide training programs that cater to them individually.
Although the personalization of training programs historically jeopardized the benefits of economies of scale, innovative platforms and novel technologies ensure training strategies that not only yield great outcomes, but are often the most affordable option for companies.
Members of the same company can differ significantly in their level of knowledge, as well as their learning styles. In order to get the best outcomes, training programs must incorporate components that fit the needs of learners at all levels. There are a plethora of approaches firms can take to achieve this. Here are a few of the most important factors to keep in mind:
- Introductory Surveys
Finding the optimal training mechanism doesn’t have to be a guessing game, even when every individual is different. Surveying employees about their own perception of their learning capabilities, and testing them on their level of knowledge ahead of time, allows organizations to design a training package that delivers the best returns.
- Custom Learning Platforms
Organizations, in addition to appreciating different levels of learning, must recognize the effectiveness of choosing the ideal method of delivery. Some people learn better by reading books and articles, others by engaging with interactive software. Once businesses understand the educational needs of each employee, as well as their learning process, they can offer specific content in personalized ways, to encourage employees to become their best selves.
- Regular Assessments
The learning process always circles back to assessments, and it is important to recognize that initial testing is not sufficient for determining best practices. Ongoing feedback and testing gives the organization the opportunity to assess their members’ knowledge, as well as understand whether or not their approach is effective and enjoyable.
Technological advances have given us entry into a realm of varied learning opportunities. However, given that every learning resource yields varied outcomes and benefits for individual people based on their characteristics and capabilities, it is up to learning and development to determine the strategy that yields the best result. At CoreAxis, we get to know our clients and their individual employees’ traits and skills. By understanding their level and style of learning, we can offer custom content through unique processes. By doing so, we guarantee our clients, and their stakeholders, the most time- and cost-efficient path toward their goals.