V6.47: Effective, Efficient Training

magnetic monkey marketing blog hands onAre you constantly struggling with training your employees efficiently and effectively? We know that setting up the right processes can be quite difficult, especially during really busy times at work.

Sometimes traditional training methods just don’t measure up. Having to go through hours and hours of training modules just doesn’t cut it for long-lasting knowledge. There has to be a better way, right? Of course right!

Let’s go through Entrepreneur.com’s 4 ways to better train your employees.

  1. “Blend in-person training and online training.” Online training is great, but, like with most things, a balance is required. Melding together online training programs and in-person sessions makes the best system. Nothing beats having someone there to answer your questions and help you through as you learn. It’s smart to have those online places in order to refer back down the road, but ultimately, people tend to learn better with someone there to guide them.
  2. “Provide hands-on training.” That being said, hands-on training is really beneficial for a productive learning environment. Most people learn more efficiently by applying it in real time. It gives the employee the opportunity to experiment in a controlled space. This will help them build their confidence in their job without the risk of mistakes.
  3. “Incorporate mobile training apps.” Mobile apps are the way of the present and future. They help to keep people completely up to date on all the latest company-related information. All while learning in whatever location they feel comfortable and free from distraction. Plus, if they are doing it on their own time, that means more time at work for the hands-on work.
  4. “Allow employees to learn at their own pace.” This is an important one. No two employees learn the same way. This goes in both directions. Some people absorb information quicker and learn better by doing. When the training modules take too long, employees get bored and stop paying attention to the important stuff. On the other side of this, some people like to understand every aspect of the project before being able to apply it. If they are forced to rush through complicated topics. They won’t be able to fully comprehend it in the long run. Either scenario, we need to make sure we’re catering the training to the person trying to learn.