The wealth of resources available online are fantastic and it can often be an untapped source of free training for your staff. So why do people avoid online training materials? Often, the simple reason is that we like to have a teacher, or a guide to learning a new subject.
But, E-Learning, as it is often referred to, breaks with the traditional need for a physical teacher. The trainer has provided everything you will need to learn a new skill and put it online for you. Much like technology, the [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]future[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]future[/tp] of staff training is always changing; however, it will continue to be online for many years to come.
So, without a teacher, the most important requirement to successful assimilation of any online training is motivation. A self-motivated staff member who wants to learn will always be able to achieve with the wealth of training tools available to them online.
Online training can offer a wide range of options for business and a simple web search reveals free training in Critical Skills for Entrepreneurs, Computer Training, Developing Business Ideas the Google Way and Accounting, amongst many others.
There are many, many companies operating online who can provide you with training for the needs of your business and provide certificated courses for your staff. The advantages of having your staff certificated returns to the question of motivation and a certificate at the end of a course to show off new skills is a big motivator for many.
Training your staff using [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]online tools[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]online tools[/tp] is a very economical method of developing your team. Without the expense of sending your staff to the facilities of a training provider you can save your business a lot of money.
Similar to the above reference to being economical, online training can save you time because you don’t have to send your staff away to train for a fixed period of time. If staff can train in your own offices, or at home, then you have the advantage of them being on site or within a short traveling distance.
There really is no excuse not to develop and train your staff and it does not need to be costly. The opportunities the internet provides us with for training are excellent. So, grab yourself that pile of personnel files and take a look at who would benefit from some additional business training to enhance their skills for your business and for their own career development.
Guest article written by: With wide ranging experience in the IT sector, Mark Arnold shares his experiences in training and certification with providers such as [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]K Alliance[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]K Alliance[/tp] to help out those starting their careers.