During the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of companies switched to remote working for the first time. Some of them liked it, some of them hated it. But no matter what, we probably will be working remotely for more months. So we need to adapt and not let this new way or working harm the improvement.
Employee training is very important to keep the company getting bigger and stronger. So we need to move training to digital mediums that everyone can reach from home.
Jumping to digital is a good thing by the way. It’s effective and cost-effective. Organizing crowded events, inviting lecturers, and paying their expenses are not a problem anymore. Lectures are one click away. That means it is more reachable, quickly obtainable, and less costly.
Here are some tips about remote employee training:
Make your training easily accessible: Your employees may have different levels of digital skills. If your training medium requires tons of downloads, a complex set-up process, or a high level of digital skills, you may harm their motivation and dedication. Keep accessibility as simple as you can.
Prefer Microlearning: Bite-sized chunks of information are easier to understand and easier to remember. Don't let your employees get bored. Let them enjoy learning.
Monitor and track process: It is easier to track learning performance on digital. Learning management systems show you which training is completed, how long it took, and the test results. You can check for each individual and for departments in general.
Respect your Employees’ Time: Don't forget, It is harder to maintain work-life balance with remote working. Training shouldn't take more time than they are able to complete during work hours. It may be really enjoyable, funny, game-like; but it is still time-consuming.
Get Feedback: It is easier for employees to share their feelings about training during lunch or coffee breaks. If that's not possible, you need to ask for feedback.