One of the biggest hurdles for businesses is employee retention. According to findings by the Australian HR Institute in 2018, average turnover rates had increased to around 18%; providing training and development opportunities to employees has been revealed as one of the key strategies to encourage employee retention. So, the importance of developing and implementing custom eLearning services for employee development cannot be further stressed!
The team at VMP eLearning couldn’t agree more and want to give some further insights into the importance of eLearning to employee satisfaction and professional growth.
Employee Retention through an Employee Focused Culture
Proper access to training at the start of a new job helps employees to feel supported by their employer and with an ongoing training through an effective eLearning solution, businesses can continue to foster professional development and provide growth and upskilling opportunities for their employees. An employee focused culture that supports staff through effective training through eLearning will certainly lead to improved satisfaction within the company.
LMS eLearning and Learning Incentives
Setting up an effective LMS solution to act as a central hub for an employee’s learning journey is a fundamental step towards employee engagement. An LMS offers a customisable interface to suit your requirements and hosts all the eLearning courses and modules available to your employees.
Customising your LMS eLearning gives access to an array of reporting tools and avenues for learner recognition, such as completion certificates and reward incentives for completing learning activities. Giving your employees a tangible portfolio of their growth and professional development within the company will evoke a culture of recognition and result in improved satisfaction, productivity and highly-skilled employees.
Engage and Enjoy eLearning!
The most important consideration to ensure effective eLearning for employee development is to make it fun! Employees will be most satisfied when they feel motivated to complete eLearning activities and find courses to be engaging and achievable. Content should be engaging, relevant to the learner and well presented. Learning can also be made engaging through different interactive strategies such as video and quizzes and varying activities to break up written content. Micro Learning divides courses into smaller sections of different topics and uses short activities to target skill based learning. It provides a day-to-day perspective to make content more relevant to learners. A user-friendly design also goes a long way to ensure learners can easily progress through learning material.
VMP eLearning’s Dr. Ruth Schwarzenböck explains Micro Learning in this short video!
Focused eLearning content should cultivate employee development and provide learners with the tools they need to feel confident and satisfied in their roles. VMP eLearning understands the benefits of professional development and training within our own team of learning and design specialists – so why not get in touch with us today to see how we can help improve your employee training with custom eLearning services.
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