Training sometimes needs some revamping. Nothing needs revisiting more than employee training programs, including onboarding. It’s important to keep workers interested and, frankly, awake. As an employee, there’s nothing worse than having your busy work day interrupted to sit through a boring, non-interactive training session with an instructor who clearly doesn’t want to be there.
The difficulty is that employee training and continuing education credits (CPEs) are frequently required in most industry settings. Yet, instead of requiring your workers to sit through hours of boring PowerPoint slides, why not take their learning online? Here are a couple of ways webcasting will help you engage your workers online and put the fun back in your training sessions:
Webcasts are great for big groups
Do you have to train dozens of employees each week? Are you consistently onboarding new employees or holding monthly training programs? Webcasts are perfect for big groups and for companies that must frequently train groups of workers.
Instead of worrying about reserving your conference room, working around’ employees’ schedules and having participants miss classes, why not just hold a webcast? This way, they can get engaged from the comfort of their own home. You can make them available live or on-demand, making training sessions far more flexible for your students.
They also work great for less extroverted workers as well, as they may feel more comfortable asking questions over their computer than in a large classroom full of other employees.
Webcasts allow you to add FUN, interactive elements
One of the best advantages of using webcasting for employee training sessions is that you can add interactive elements, such as polls, chats, Q&As and social collaboration tools. This way, employees can get engaged in meaningful ways that best suit their current comfort level.
These elements work best with younger generations that may have grown up with smartphones, video tools and other interactive media. Not only will they feel at home, but they will know you are going out of your way to make their training engaging, which shows that you value their time and commitment.
Find out more about webcasting and how it can provide your trainers information about CPE credits.