With a continuously growing workforce and the increasingly diverse variety of job roles that accompany this expansion, the need for on-the-job training is not only crucial for a business to continue running operations effectively, but to also develop alongside new technological and industry-specific trends. Learning opportunities are now increasingly also attractive to employees, their availability often determining the acceptance of a job offer. The importance of e-learning in organisations can be seen from tangible results which, given their success, suggest that corporate eLearning solutions aren’t just here to stay, but set to change and advance workplace culture as we know it.
- Microlearning makes learning 17% more effective
According to the Journal of Applied Psychology digesting information in bite-sized chunks directly correlates to more effective information recall. Learners themselves, understandably, favour this microlearning method for a number of reasons. Firstly, by being presented with just one or two learning objectives at a time, learners are more likely to stay engaged and interested throughout the course. Secondly, this type of learning tends to be more easily accessible and time-efficient, allowing them to fit studying around their daily work duties. Such features keep users on track by not overloading them with a mountain of knowledge all at once.
- 65% of millennials say they chose their jobs because of personal and professional development opportunities
Millennials are one of the most, if not the most, tech-savvy demographic of today’s society. Constantly looking for ways to create and grow both professionally and personally, it’s no surprise these talented individuals seek out ways in which they can achieve this through their everyday working life. Considering that by 2020, Millennials will comprise a gigantic 50% of the workforce, e-learning in the workplace is crucial to harness the loyalty and skills of these employees, first by comprehensive induction training, followed by further resources to help them navigate their futures.
- 2,500 companies can directly connect eLearning to higher productivity
The American Society for Training and Development carried out a survey of 2,500 companies and discovered that a comprehensive training programme resulted in a phenomenal 218% higher revenue per employee and 24% higher profit margins. Such a study shows the overall increase in efficiency when eLearning in the workplace is put into practice.
- AI is set to personalise the learning experience
The future of AI in eLearning systems is predicted to grow relentlessly. Already seen as a beneficial tool in marketing, transportation, health and policy, AI can flourish when integrated into a corporate eLearning platform, helping users by personalising and suggesting courses based on their specific learning requirements.
Currently, AI is capable of making a data-driven analysis, therefore it uses information provided by learners to target individual areas of improvement and skills which need to be learned. This personalisation not only engages the user through relevant material, but also guides them towards opportunities they would not otherwise be aware of.
- eLearning opportunities are linked to employee happiness
A break from routine or everyday tasks through fun eLearning activities actually provides employees with a reason not just to show up, but to progress their current skills and knowledge into other spheres. Using eLearning in customer training has also shown an increase in sales growth and positive feedback which both have a positive impact on employee’s mental well-being and stress levels.