Top 5 Reasons eLearning can boost your employee experience

In this candidate-driven market, it has been well documented that candidates are looking for more than just a good salary from their next employer. And at the top of the list of what to look for in a potential employer is how much emphasis they put on personal development.

Employees feel valued when they have the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance their current knowledge. It helps them see how they fit into the bigger picture of the business and demonstrates you care about their future.


So, how can eLearning help you improve the learning experience of employees? Let's take a look at the top 5 reasons eLearning should be a part of your learning and development programme.


Cost

One of the most obvious benefits of eLearning is the cost. eLearning removes the cost of hiring a face-to-face trainer, travel time and costs, logistics of taking staff out of the business for a period of time, and even the cost of physical workbooks and other learning materials. With eLearning, learners can use their own devices and complete the training from anywhere.


One Size Doesn't Fit All

This is particularly true when it comes to how people learn. It has been proven time and time again that the more senses that are engaged at one time, the better the retention of information. You probably know yourself whether you learn better by watching, listening or doing and most people are a mixture of all 3.

Most of us can probably recall at least one time we attended a training session that was simply "death by PowerPoint" as you sat there listening to someone read directly from the presentation alongside them. When you think about that training, did you learn as much as you should have? Or was it easy to zone out and let your mind wander? I think a lot of people would agree their minds wandered.

eLearning is excellent at sensory stimulation as learners move from watching videos, studying a graphic, quizzes, scenarios, real-time simulations and other forms of gamification that keep learners engaged and motivated.


Flexibility

Finding time to enable a group of employees to attend a training session is challenging for any business; however, with eLearning, employees can complete it at a time that suits them and can also access it across various devices, whether that's laptops, tablets or even mobile phones. This not only solves a logistical problem for an employer but also empowers employees as they can choose the device that suits their learning best as well as the time they learn best.


Instant Feedback

In the modern world, we often have limited time to focus on one thing and crave instant gratification. eLearning provides feedback at every stage, and learners know how they've done within seconds of finishing a training programme. No waiting for a trainer to mark paperwork or find the time to provide individual feedback after a group training session.


Lifelong Access

Many eLearning platforms offer lifelong access to learners. This means employees can revisit their training at any time, again giving them control over their own personal development and building trust between the employee and employer. Whilst traditional learning methods often provide workbooks etc., to refer to after the training has ended, how often are these misplaced or discarded altogether.


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