The Benefits of Online Training

3 May 2023

With the rise of technology as well as working from home and remote working arrangements, there has been an increase in the need for and use of digital learning and induction services. Many employers have noticed the positive impact online training has on engagement, particularly with remote employees. Recent studies have shown that implementing online learning and development has the potential to increase learning retention rates by between 25% and 60%.

In addition to increased engagement and learning retention, there are a number of other benefits to utilising online training in your organisation.

1. Maintain Up to Date Knowledge

If your employees are regularly completing online training, they will be kept up to date with the latest legislation and best practice for their industry and role.

2. Continuous Access to Learning Resources

Unlike face-to-face training, online learning and development enables employees to have access to resources anytime and anywhere. Once enrolled in an online course, each employee will develop a personal library of content that they can refer back to when required.

3. Safe Environment for Learning

It can be daunting starting a new job or admitting you don’t know something in the workplace. Online training provides employees a secure environment to fill any gaps in knowledge, allowing them to make mistakes without potential embarrassment or shame in front of a group.

4. Real-time Feedback

In an ideal world, employers would be able to continuously provide regular feedback to their employees, however, that is not always possible. Online training is a great way for employees to receive real-time feedback on their knowledge and highlight areas for further improvement.

5. Ensures Consistency and Standardisation

Often with new starters, performance is dictated by their previous experiences and competencies, which may not be aligned to those of their team. By utilising standardised online training courses, employees are more likely to be on the same page when it comes to the day-to-day requirements of the workplace and their role.

6. Save Time and Money

In order to make the most of online training, employees will only need access to a computer or mobile device in order to complete their training. This eliminates the costs and time associated with face-to-face training, including trainers, training rooms, travel, catering, materials and more.

HumanKapital can provide a range of eLearning courses to clients, including compliance training, ongoing learning and development, customised training/induction content and individual coaching.

The courses offered through HumanKapital are cost effective, regularly updated to align with current legislation and best practice and are developed in consultation with recognised subject matter experts, designed to support our clients to maximise employee engagement, reduce risk, meet compliance requirements and establish a safe and positive workplace culture. In addition, HumanKapital administers and manages all system requirements including employee onboarding, reminders, maintenance and customisation.

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