Statistics show that the average worker is productive for only 31% of an 8-hour workday. This is a 2-hour and 53-minute productivity rate. These are amazing numbers!
Leaders of companies recognize that employee efficiency is the cornerstone of any company’s success. They are seeking ways to increase productivity and make the team more productive. This is a pressing issue with so many people working remotely and in hybrid companies. It can be solved with the help of modern technology, such as online training or eLearning. Here’s how.
New employee onboarding
New hires must navigate a difficult path to integration within a company. Without a well-functioning process for onboarding, it can take up to a month for them to feel at ease and productive. This process can be significantly accelerated by moving to onboard online. It takes only one time to create an online onboarding course and assign it to everyone.
Onboarding courses typically include a brief overview of the company, its mission and values, corporate culture, and a description of the services and products offered. Onboarding programs may also include compliance training for organizations that work in highly regulated industries such as manufacturing, finance, and insurance.
You don’t have to be a tech whiz to create an onboarding course. You can easily create courses from pre-made templates using several authoring tools like iSpring Suite. Moreover, iSpring can be used in a familiar PowerPoint interface as a plug-in to the PowerPoint program.
Once your online course is complete, you can upload it into your LMS to enroll new employees. iSpring Learn, a progressive LMS, allows you to automate the enrollment process. All you need to do is set up a rule that automatically assigns new hires to the intern’s group and sends them to onboarding courses. Your employees can take onboarding courses whenever they want with an LMS. Only need to decide when the program should end.
You can see that online onboarding will help employees be more productive and will relieve supervisors and managers of some of the mentoring tasks they might otherwise have to do.
Recall your school days. If a teacher tells you that a test will be given in the next class, it makes you more motivated to study for the lesson. This principle applies to adult training. Employees are more motivated to learn when they know that their skills and knowledge will be evaluated and the results will be reviewed by management. The more skilled an employee is, the more productive and effective they will be at work.
Regular assessments (semiannual, or at most annually) can help you identify knowledge gaps in employees and provide additional training. These assessments are a great way for you to identify high-potential employees and determine if they are ready for promotion.
Online quizzes are a great way to give assessments. iSpring Suite makes it easy to create quizzes quickly. The toolkit includes 14 question types and comes with ready-made templates. Slides can be added to quizzes with detailed information, feedback, and individual learning paths depending on how each employee performs.
After your quiz is uploaded to an LMS, your employees can complete it. You’ll then be able to generate reports that include detailed statistics about each learner. iSpring Learn, for example, will allow you to see scores, attempts, and time spent.
Time Management Training
Time management training focuses on teaching employees how to prioritize, organize, and delegate so that they can use their time effectively and manage their workload with minimal stress. This ability can help a team be more satisfied, engaged, and productive.
It is possible to offer time management training via eLearning. This is a sustainable approach. You might consider purchasing off-the-shelf courses, as many of the management tips and practices apply to different roles and businesses. Employees respond better to content that is relevant to their company and job. It makes sense to develop eLearning courses by yourself.
You can make your content more interesting by using storytelling to show scenarios that employees are likely to encounter at work. Interactivity can be added to your courses to bring the scenarios to life by clicking on images and buttons.
Single Knowledge Base
The corporate knowledge base acts as an online library. It stores all company standards, regulations, and other information that has been accumulated over time. It should be easy to use for a knowledge base that is truly useful for employees. An LMS is the best way to ensure that information is properly organized. Employees will be able to log in anytime to access the LMS, search for relevant materials, or refresh their knowledge.
If a project manager doesn’t know how to assign tasks to subordinates, he can search the knowledge base for this information. An LMS can provide instructions for a new sales representative who doesn’t know how CRM works.
It is also easy to keep all answers to frequently asked questions about company products and services in one place. Employees can find the information they need without having to distract colleagues. This will make a team more productive and allow all members to work to the same standard.
Personalized Training Programs
Personalized learning is a great way to increase employee productivity. Because eLearning content can be customized to suit each person, it makes personalized learning more effective. The training program can be adapted to the needs of each employee based on their interests and proficiency levels. This allows them to quickly acquire the skills they need.
Although you may think it would take a lot of money to create individual learning programs, this might not be the case. However, it might prove to be a good way to upskill your managers and other leaders in your company.
Let’s suppose you decide to create a program of leadership training for your head sales rep. An LMS allows you to create a learning track instead of creating a series of courses that are too difficult to manage, or creating a long course. A learning track allows you to combine multiple courses into one long-term program.
Employees having the opportunity to learn online is a smart business decision. It can be a great way to increase employee productivity, as it offers more flexibility, mobility, and measurability than traditional training.