Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Effective Online Training for Employees

By Robert Thompson Subscribe to RSS | December 12th 2011 | Views:

Society, in general, has turned to the internet to improve and simplify quality of life in a variety of ways. Be it purchasing event tickets without having to wait in line, connecting with people where it would normally be impossible to meet face-to-face, or getting news that is up-to-the-minute, each process has been improved by going online.

Safety training is no exception. Not only is online safety training making more effective use of resources (time and money), it also allows individuals to set the pace for their learning which helps to improve comprehension.

Unfortunately, traditional classroom training procedures all too frequently fall under one of the two following categories.

The Dull Routine Robot-like instructors at busy safety training facilities repetitively deliver training material by rote. The familiarity of repeated content often results in a monotone, memorized delivery. The constraints of the course plan and restricted timelines limit success. As well, classrooms are often filled with disengaged workers who have attended similar courses numerous times due to various client-site training requirements. This unfortunate process is in desperate need of attention.

The Hurried Process Training duties are frequently managed by internal personnel with numerous job functions and pressures, most commonly in small organizations. The result is training personnel who have little practice and even less practical experience due to their concurrent administrative duties. All of this results in a training experience where slides or pages are read aloud and questions from employees are deferred to their supervisors (assuming the question is remembered when the employee arrives at the job site).

Occupational Health & Safety legislation requires the employer to ensure personnel have the required information to work safely, to understand and respond to the hazards they are exposed to, and, if needed, to perform a safe evacuation. Unfortunately this has been interpreted by many as a requirement to expose personnel for specific periods of time to training content without consideration of individual learning needs and comprehension.

The courts have echoed this in cases where the defense established that the written content was extensive and orientations conducted, but in the end, the process to convey the required information was lacking, comprehension was not verified, and training was not maintained.

So, is there a way of providing training that moves at the pace of the student, confirms individual comprehension of key points, and is just as good on the first day of training as it is a year later? Simply put, yes.

Online training, when professionally designed, includes subject matter experts in the development and determination of content, videos, narration, pictures, questions, and exercises. Professionally produced and designed training focuses on ensuring worker comprehension and allows a consistent level of training as long as it is being conducted.

Why best-in-class online training is the most effective:

1) Individuals learn at their own pace. They can pause, rewind, and listen to training content again. This enables each individual to learn without the pressure of a classroom setting where they may feel judged by the questions they ask or any additional time they require.

2) It is accessible at any time and from any location. The requirement to miss work or be away from family to attend a course is removed. This allows training and retraining to complement on boarding and operational processes.

3) Frequent comprehension-checks that stress key concepts ensure information is maintained. This ensures the retention of current information as legislation, industry standards and processes change.

4) Online training includes digital media (video, audio, pictures) that explain and clarify scenario-based training where a written explanation or oral description may not be adequate.

Any form of practical or online training will benefit an employee. However, at the pace of today's society, online training is the most cost and time effective, and the most flexible approach toward individual training, while ensuring better employee comprehension.

Robert Thompson - About Author:
Robert B Thompson is a Senior Manager with over 17 years of experience in multiple aspects of the risk management field. His working experiences range from technical health and safety auditing, HAZMAT instruction, security assessments, facility licensing, critical incident investigations to legislative interpretation and advocacy. Mr. Day currently holds the designations of Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Robert Day is expert writer of supply chain management and supply chain management System.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Management Articles Subscribe to RSS

Running qualified bestow info to realize unaffected cost management schemes
Published by Steve Rolling on December 1st 2011 | Management
While a great many agencies pass by the existing hypothesis where 'you be required to spend cash, to...
Services Offered by Property management Sioux Falls Companies
Published by Julia Roger on May 25th 2012 | Business
The Property management Sioux Falls companies are the most famous names in business. They have earne...
Outsourcing Payroll management services for small business in Delhi NCR
Published by Webin Lee on March 6th 2012 | Business
It is cheap to outsource the Accounting and Payroll services from the payroll management company rat...
A win-win situation for both an organisation as well as debt management companies by hiring a debt collector agency.
Published by Gabi William on March 27th 2012 | Business
We do all the hard work for you and approach each case very seriously - no matter what the size....
Why Sales plus a better solution for Sales lead management software
Published by Elizabeth Cooper on May 21st 2012 | Management
With more diversification and expansion of the business, it becomes vital for any owner to have a st...
How important is Reputation management for your Digital Assets
Published by Pgupta on April 5th 2012 | Management
Reputation Management is a novel method to look at the traditional role of public relations, where o...
Share voting and a better investor relationship management, with Sodali
Published by Adryana Bygger on March 30th 2012 | Management
Every company needs to rely on an expert team of professionals that is able to improve its reputatio...
Spend analytics and Supplier relationship management at times of uncertainties
Published by Glenn Farrier on March 7th 2012 | Business
With globalization, businesses are spreading their presence all across the globe. This also brings w...
Make waste management easy with skip bins
Published by Matthew Arthur on August 6th 2012 | Business
Waste, trash or garbage is needed to be disposed in a proper way. There are many reputed companies w...
The importance of asbestos management
Published by Mary Porter on June 16th 2012 | Management
If you are in need of asbestos management then the fact of the matter is that you need a reputable c...
Financial management of a small business
Published by Adam Walker on April 11th 2012 | Business
Small business owners tend to many times think that it is best to do all the work by themselves. Tha...
Cable and wire management
Published by Abhishek Gupta on July 17th 2012 | Business
Find an incredible selection of wire connecters terminals, wire terminal connectors, insulated wire ...
Commercial strata management and its profits
Published by Chris Whelan on March 8th 2012 | Management
If you want to invest your money in strata title management, then adding commercial strata managemen...
The application of advanced beginner employ any data to fresh cost management chances
Published by Jason S Hues on December 2nd 2011 | Management
Creating a clients are 1 be successful (Nickels, McHugh, together with McHugh, 2008)....
Significantly retailers posting worth to service lifecycle management
Published by Morris Ouma on March 14th 2012 | Management
The industry of lifecycle administration is this each and every single advance created by a speciali...
Real Estate Management Companies are Very Popular,Real estate management companies
Published by James Blee on April 23rd 2012 | Management
With the economy witnessing a turbulent recessionary trend, it has become very important to think ab...
Some advantages of the fulfilment houses and the stock management companies
Published by Diego Hall on January 9th 2012 | Business
A business can only be successful enough when it is dealt professionally in terms of stock managemen...
Strata management solution and benefits
Published by Chris Whelan on February 29th 2012 | Business
Previously people didn’t face such difficulties during dividing their property or acquiring their ...
Professional Strata companies offering Strata title management
Published by Chris Whelan on May 29th 2012 | Management
Professional strata management companies offer effective strata title management in order to deal wi...
Mentoring skills: How do young people deal with management roles?
Published by Becky on March 22nd 2012 | Management
Many of us are used to senior staff and managers to be older than us; the older you are, the more ex...