The 3 Best Ways to Use Video Learning with Restaurant Employees

By: Gary Iles on February 26, 2019

The 3 Best Ways to Use Video Learning with Restaurant Employees

Are you wondering whether employee training via video is worthwhile in your restaurant business? According to studies, 82 percent of employees across the world attest to the effectiveness of video learning.

Apart from increasing the engagement of the trainees, video learning cuts the cost of training per worker significantly. Workers also tend to retain lessons learned through video better than listening or reading. On average, people recall 10 percent of what they read compared to 50 percent of what they see and hear. Personal experience can boost retention up to 80 percent.

Modern video technology can add the aspect of doing to seeing and hearing through simulation, quizzes, and so on. To improve the quality of learning and development in your business, consider video learning.

Below are three ways you can use to train and update your restaurant employees using video.

1. Quick Onboarding

Leaders must communicate details of a particular job to new hires within the first few days. You can best communicate large amounts of information through visual means.

Managers can impart skills to multiple employees more rapidly by sharing videos instead of one on one training. A critical thing in preparing video lessons for workers is to keep it brief and straight to the point. Separate the content into episodes where each part addresses a specific topic.

For complex information, viewers can absorb the material better if you keep the videos short, say five minutes to the maximum.

New employees need to learn about their roles, corporate policies, benefit programs, and so on as soon as they get hired. A mobile learning management system (LMS) integrated with video learning is an excellent tool for imparting this knowledge.

2. Professional Development

Even after employees get used to the operations of the organization, they need to continually learn. Your business can offer continuing education programs to stay in tune with trends and professional development.

You can provide such sessions via live video or on-demand courses stored in your mobile LMS. You can link up with guest speakers via the web browser or other applications of your choice.

Preservation of content in video files allows easy communication and normalization of skill levels among employees. A mobile LMS with video integration enables learners to access information rapidly on-demand.

3. New Products and On-the-Job Training

As your business grows, you encounter changes that lead to the development or adoption of new products. Your sales team and employees have to learn about them.

Product update videos assist workers in discussing new releases with customers and stakeholders in depth. Explainer videos describe how products work. The knowledge gained enables workers to respond to client queries and to represent the business professionally in interviews.

Regular short video clips help to refresh the workers and prepares them for the busy day ahead.

Wrap Up

Video learning is one of the most effective and convenient modes of employee training. The content retention rate improves significantly with video lessons. A mobile LMS which integrates with video learning can save you training hours. Workers can pull the content they need on-demand from your library. Remember to download our guide on How to Restore Brand Consistency in Your Restaurant.

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