As a business owner, there’s no denying that the coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball in your operations. And because of this, you along with your employees, have had to adapt to this new normal, as remote working has become the norm for many industries.
Through this new way of working, employees have had to continue in their roles, whether it involves ensuring that they remain connected with customers or delivering a product/service that aligns with their requirements.
But to guarantee that they continue on the right path towards success, you’ll want to ensure that you can offer them training.
However, due to the remote working situation, in-person employee training won’t be a reality for many months to come. However, there are many excellent resources for online training.
A learning management system (LMS) is not only cost-effective, it’s incredibly flexible, allowing your employees to complete the training no matter where they are located, at a pace that suits them. But how do you find one that’s suitable for your business? Here are 3 tips to help:
- Read Previous Customer Reviews
One of the first things that you can do when looking for online learning software is to pay attention to the reviews they get from past customers. You want to invest in an LMS that delivers high-quality training for your employees from the start.
Luckily, there are plenty of reviews out there for you to read through (including these iSpring Learn Reviews), that will give you valuable insight into how it will integrate within your business.
- Consider the Price
While online learning systems can prove to be very cost-effective when comparing them to traditional training practices, it’s still important to consider the price of the software. Typically, if a software is free or extremely cheap, the quality of the content may not meet a high standard. Therefore, it’s a good idea to look at the price and determine exactly what you get for your money.
You can then compare and contrast different software, giving you a better indication as to what will fit into your budget. During this time, finding a budget-friendly one is more important than ever, but even when the lockdown is lifted and life goes back to normal, you’ll want a solution that suits your business’ financial situation.
- Look at What Features They Offer
Although this might seem like an obvious tip, it’s still one that many businesses ignore. When you’re doing your research, you want to find an LMS that offers features that align with your business’ goals. Be sure to take note of what features and functions they have and whether they are in your ‘must-have’ list. By doing this, you’ll be able to work out the ROI and guarantee that your employees are getting the best training for their individual needs.
In terms of functionality, you could look at whether it can be used on mobile as well as desktop. This flexibility will allow your employees to enhance their knowledge from a decision that suits them. For features, you’ll want to look at how the software itself works (i.e. how user-friendly it is), and how it delivers the content.
To ensure that your employees remain engaged, this content should be in a mixture of forms, including video and images. There’s no denying that your employee’s motivation throughout the pandemic may be in a lull due to their remote working situation. So you want to offer them a training software that’s fresh and interesting to them.
Those are just three tips you can use to help find the best online learning and training software for your business. The software you choose, of course, is up to you. Let me know if you’ve already started using online training for yourself or your employees – how is it going?