As you firm up your plans for the new year, it would be surprising if your organization's goals for the year did not include having more trainings online.
I have been hearing about this goal for the last few years, so I decided to find out how these plans have been materializing. Here is a chart based on the US Training Industry reports (published by the Training Magazine) since 2010 depicting the percentage of online trainings.
That chart personifies "getting stuck". But why would this remain the case even with technology moving so fast and companies having strong intentions of moving trainings to online? To understand this, let us list the requirements of today's organizations regarding online trainings:
Current methodology of corporate eLearning fails miserably at most of these requirements. The norm is - weeks and months to deploy trainings where the need is a few hours\days, complex change cycles, only lip-service to responsiveness and difficulty in deployment.
No wonder there has hardly been any significant increase in online training share. If you identify with what is mentioned above, it is time to look beyond the traditional eLearning solutions.
Companies like yours invest a lot of time and money in technology and human resources to train their employees.
Once you put the training material online, your newbies can learn anywhere, anytime-on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Training workforce in a retail environment can be extremely challenging. With employees across multiple locations, high attrition rates, constant upskilling needs, ever-changing roles and responsibilities makes the job of training teams complex. Add to this, the contemporary retail workspace is relatively young, who are restless, have a relatively low attention span, making training and upskilling extremely difficult.