Onboarding or training new employees is rarely an easy experience for all parties involved. It means more work for trainers, learning pains and mistakes for trainees, and generally, requires a lot of company resources. However, cutting corners on employee training methods can easily result in disaster for the company. Proper onboarding is ultimately cost-effective, so it remains a necessary evil.
There is little doubt that companies benefit from having multilingual employees. Staff members who know a second language can provide basic translation services. Sales and customer service representatives tend to enjoy better rapport and success in the market if they speak the native language of the people they’re contacting.
One of the biggest challenges for companies is to keep the workforce motivated at all times. When employees do the same work day in and day out, it becomes difficult to keep them interested and doing their very best. The solution to this problem is further education. Learning new skills or improving an existing skillset will relieve stasis and set the workforce forward.
Evaluations of effectiveness are one of the most important steps in the learning design process. The information you gain will help uncover what aspects of the program worked and what you should change.
An effective e-learning program takes a diverse team to build. Everyone comes to the table with a different skillset, and they need to work together to produce effective learning content. To help you along your way, here are some tools that will help your team work and learn together.
Blended Learning isn’t new in education, but you may have been hearing a lot more about it in the past few years. It is steadily gaining in popularity due to its cost effectiveness and flexibility of delivery. However, it’s been recognized as an emerging trend since at least 2003. By 2014, nearly 30% of corporate learning content was delivered in a blended manner.
Using blended learning - online training that gives your team control over the time, place and pace of the program - has ample benefits for employees, as well as for the company. The flexibility of a virtual classroom allows employees to master content anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.
The disruptive technology driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution is also transforming the way we live and work. Just like all industries, HR and L&D have also gone through an intense digital transformation meant to make processes more efficient and accessible. While the implementation of new tools and technologies has allowed for lear
Like other multinational organizations, NGOs working in multiple countries face a major challenge to their productivity and success: the language gap between staff in various national offices. Take ChildFund for instance, which works to support vulnerable children worldwide: “English is the great unifying language of our business,” says Leslie Crudele, ChildFund’s International HR Business Partner. “We have staff around the world that are n on-native English speakers, and they’re asked to use English in their business communications.”
In the Speexx Exchange 2015-16 Survey, we spoke to 220+ HR and L&D professionals who told us what’s happening in their organisations right now with regard to e-learning, business communication, mobile learning, talent management systems, and Big Data. Things are clearly moving ahead, with more and more managers reaching their goals, yet a number of barriers still need to be overcome for them to really thrive.