Tips for Choosing the Best Training Software
It simply comes down to which training software can provide everything you need in a way that is easy and affordable.
- By Leah Brown
- Feb 01, 2021
Conducting employee training is one of the most important things any organization can do. New employees need to be trained on processes and procedures that may be unfamiliar, while all employees must stay up to date on regulations.
As any corporate trainer can tell you—even before the COVID-19 pandemic introduced social distancing and widespread working from home—gone are the days of packing large groups of employees into a conference room to sit through a day of long, monotonous training presentations.
Now, online training is king. If a company doesn’t offer an online learning library, it is assumed their resources are limited and the training content may not be fully compliant with standards and regulations.
So how do you decide which training software is right for the needs of your team? Here we will highlight some of the things you should consider and questions to ask yourself before making such an important investment.
Different Types of Training To Consider
As career experts at Indeed note, there are a few different types of training an organization may need, or want, to implement. Each of these have their own benefits, and an ideal training platform will make it easy to cover each of these topics.
Orientation. This is typically the first interaction a new employee has with the organization as a whole and with their specific team. New hires will learn important things like the organizational structure and company policies and administrative procedures, and will likely use this time to review and complete required paperwork for the HR department.
Onboarding. While orientation does include the onboarding process, this type of training is more focused on the specific role of the employee. Getting plugged into any software and platforms that will be used, understanding personal and departmental goals and being introduced to more technical aspects of the job take place during onboarding.
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.