Five Ways Mobile Employee Training Software Turns Trainers into Heroes
Some training managers believe they are underappreciated, and with good reason. The execs they report to may feel they aren’t adequately producing incredible results on what is (incorrectly) thought to be an easy job—training employees to work. Workers they teach may think the whole training process is unnecessary or boring. It’s no wonder training managers often feel stuck in the middle.
Mobile training software has emerged that has made life simpler for managers seeking a better return on investment (ROI) while innovating the way employees learn necessary skills. These solutions make training more efficient, more productive, and even more fun. Here are five ways mobile employee training software turns trainers into heroes. Cape and secret identity are optional …
1. New employee training becomes less perilous
The first few days that a new hire spends are on the job are crucial to forming a favorable impression. There will always be workers who embrace their new employment and others who are destined to quit within a few weeks. Wowing the wide range in the middle can go a long way in developing enthusiastic, productive employees. Mobile employee training software can take much of the tedium out of those first few days and more quickly immesh hires more in their new jobs.
2. Training becomes much cooler
What do you think a Millennial employee will more favorably respond to: a 2-inch binder from which to read about a new process, or an iPad that interactively teaches the new skill with video? Tablet-based employee training software resonates with younger workers in a way that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago. New and experienced employees alike will benefit from a training solution that doesn’t feel like something their parents had to endure.
3. More employees are able to learn more skills
Employee training software can hasten the time required to teach and learn a new process or procedure. As a result, more workers will be able to develop a versatile range of skills. With this versatility, you won’t worry as much about the talent gaps caused by employee absences or turnover—another adequately trained worker can step in when another is home sick. Furthermore, solutions that can be tailored toward the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend allow employees to access training materials on their own tablets and smartphones, anytime they want.
4. Rollouts are better poised for success
Companies spend much time and effort on developing and introducing new products and services. If the subsequent rollout stalls on the front lines, the impact of all that time and effort can be minimized, if not wasted. Employee training software can simplify, clarify, and improve product rollouts to increase the overall chance of success. And when the processes behind a new item are efficiently executed, employees on the floor will notice as well as the execs at corporate.
5. Trainers and employees join forces
Training managers teach the skills necessary for a job. The employees perform those skills. Though no adversarial relationship should exist, too often, trainers and workers communicate little to each other. Employee training software can provide meaningful interaction—in the form of on-the-go commentary, instant feedback, and automatic updating of materials—to open the lines of communication. Ultimately, you and your employees can become allies in increasing productivity and profitability.
What feature of mobile employee training software has helped you the most?