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Online training: How you might be missing out.

Training is an unavoidable necessity. All industries, professions, and organizations have members that need training in order to reach their potential. The typical training scenario that occurs isn’t always ideal. It’s a classic scene. Individuals sitting in a stale room, completely unfocused, as an instructor drones on in unison with dull PowerPoint slides. There is a more efficient way to train. 

 Online training has several advantages:

  • Flexibility – Users can participate in training anywhere and anytime they have internet access.
  •  Organization – Online learning management systems give users clear instructions about what is required for completion, as well as the ability to track their progress.
  • Interactivity – Through gamification and frequent quizzing online training provides an immersive experience.
  • Efficiency – Online training is a time and cost-effective solution to paying trainers or holding classes/meetings.
  • Continual Learning – As opposed to a one-and-done class, online courses can be repeated as necessary to freshen up on the course material.
  • Appeal – Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. Labor force. They are known for being tech-savvy and prefer incorporating technology into their work.

Case Study

Greyhound Lines, Inc. is a well-known transportation provider that operates in North America. According to greyhound.com, Greyhound Lines employs around 5,900 people with a fleet of around 1700 vehicles. A recently released case study gives details about the organization’s transition to online training. Greyhound Lines adopted 40 online courses that could be completed by new hires in accordance with their schedule. As a result, annual training costs decreased by over $2 million. That is like the cost of 20,000 Greyhound tickets from New York to Miami! Along with the savings in training costs, Greyhound Lines experienced a 35% decrease in employee turnover rate!

Online training had an unmistakable impact for Greyhound Lines Inc. What kind of difference would online training make for your organization?

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