Are you a decision maker searching for the secret to employee engagement? More and more businesses are beginning to see the relationship between happy, motivated employees and increased profitability.
You may not know this, but there is a definite link between online learning and employee engagement. In fact, implementing online learning through a learning management system (LMS) can solve longstanding employee engagement problems.
- Provide Self-Paced Online Training Programs
Completely online and self-directed, these courses put you in charge of your own learning — perfect if you can’t in-person sessions or live webinars.
- Incorporate Entertaining and Engaging content (E.g. – Gamification)
Let’s face it – boring eLearning and training isn’t going to help engage anyone. Gamification and adding other entertaining content is one way to add new and exciting aspects to your learning programs.
- Consider whether the level of technology involved in the course matches the technical skills of the employee
Many e-learning programs have failed miserably because of miscalculating the employee’s level of technical skills. Ensure that basic computer training is available to those who want to engage in e-learning but whose computer skills may be severely limited or non-existent.
- Reward Achievement
Give out certificated and stage congratulatory events when employees complete their e-learning. It reinforces that it matters, and everyone likes a little recognition for their hard work.
- Ask for Feedback, Evaluate and Improve
The only way to know how effective and enjoyable your eLearning programs are by engaging in robust evaluation.
Since training is a huge part of the employment experience, it’s crucial that employees enjoy it. This will only happen if training is delivered in a format that captures a learner’s attention and engages him or her.
Aspects of online learning like gamification, social features, discussion groups, and mobile learning tools make training fun.
Has your company embraced interactive eLearning?