Let’s face it, employee training isn’t becoming easier. As more and more technical and behavioral skills are required to perform a certain tasks and positions, so does the need for effective training that really sticks become crucial.
Today’s training is faced with 5 HUGE challenges equally problematic, yet as you will discover, easily fixable with the correct tools.
– Knowledge Retention
– Time to Competence – Long Learning Curves
– Weak Monitoring
– High Error Rates
– Software Onboarding
Let’s take some time to see how every one of these challenges is effecting your employee training performance.
Low Knowledge Retention:
Research estimates that only 10% to 15% of what is actually taught in the classroom or spent in training expenditures is reflected in long-term behavioral change on the job.
The problem is, the advancements in technology and communication are so fast, that classic training methods simply don’t work.
Remember when we thought that cellphones and computers would make your life easier and free time up for to focus on our lives?
Well… that didn’t exactly happen.
It’s the same with training you r employees. Even though all the tools and technology
The sad news is it’s just going to get worst.
Long Learning Curves – Time to Competence
I remember the first training course I did. I was for a customer support department at a mobile provider. It was two weeks of intense learning. We sat for 9 hours every day and learned how to use the different systems.
The learning curve was insane.
This is very common in technologically advanced organizations.
So what are the common ways of monitoring and analyzing your training?
Written Tests work… but you can’t test all the time..
Observing from the side works… But it doesn’t give you a clear accurate picture.
The truth is, that without a system hat can follow progress, there aren’t any effective ways of monitoring training progress.
High Error Rates