Could you imagine 66% of the workforce being remote last year? At the start of 2020, having a vast majority of employees working remotely would have been laughable, but here we are. And how quickly we’ve all adapted to keep up in this short time frame.
Some workers have quickly adjusted and are making great strides in their remote working abilities, while others may still be stuck. Whatever your workforce’s skill set, training is still a crucial part of your employees’ development, which means we shouldn’t let a virtual wall stand in our way.
Remote Training Is Effective
According to new research from Clutch, a business-to-business ratings and review site, 57% of respondents have participated in remote training in a professional setting. And a majority (61%) of those who have participated in remote training think it is effective, but it still has its limitations.
Here’s How to Make It Stick
As we get deeper into the pandemic, with no end in sight, you may be forced to train your remote workers in this environment. Fortunately, Clutch has identified a few ways to help remote training work for your organization.
Pick the right topic. According to Clutch, you shouldn’t waste workers’ time training on topics they’ve already learned about, which is why it’s crucial you pick the right training topic. Clutch suggests covering something new and applicable to learners’ jobs, and the topic should also be something that can be learned virtually.
Break training into chunks. Not all learners have the time to consume hours-long courses, which is why Clutch suggests breaking the training up into chunks that will allow learners to learn within their own time frames and will help them avoid distractions and interruptions.
Consider the format. If you’ve heard the phrase “death by PowerPoint®,” you know that this refers to a boring PowerPoint presentation during which the speaker just reads each slide line for line. While PowerPoint may be the best format for your training, are there better options that can make the training more engaging for the learners? You should consider the most engaging option for the best results…
Source: HR Daily Advisor