In a fast-paced world, businesses must be able to adapt quickly in order to meet ever-changing customer expectations. As we strive to be agile, boost operational efficiency and become digital-friendly businesses, new and quicker ways of doing things continue to inspire the workplace.
A few years back, online health and safety training was a niche market, yet to be adopted by most businesses. A recent report by Darlo Digital stated that today, 94% of learners prefer micro-learning because they can juggle the demands of their jobs better. Subsequently, the rise of online learning has been rapid, with more and more organisations looking to implement digital training methods.
Facts & Stats
- 94% of learners prefer microlearning, mainly because they can juggle the demands of their job better (Learning & Development Professionals Survey)
- Micro-learning creates 50% more engagement (Software Advice Report)
- Micro-learning makes the transfer of learning 17% more efficient (Journal of Applied Psychology)
- In a survey of 2,500 companies, it was found that eLearning training programmes result in 218% higher revenue per employee and 24% higher profit margins (American Society for Training & Development)
- When 100 HR decision makers were surveyed, 51% said that ongoing eLearning and training had a direct impact on improvements in employee morale (ILX Group)
Three reasons to take your training online?
With the ability to start, pause and resume activities as you please, online training promotes learning at your preferred pace. Courses can be accessed anytime and anywhere, giving you the flexibility to fit in your training when it’s convenient for you. Unlike training in a traditional classroom setting, there are no geographical limitations with online learning, which makes it easy to train remote workers or employees in different locations.
Learning online can save businesses a considerable amount of time and money. Costs such as travel expenses, venue hire, catering and training materials can make offline training a pricey package. Online learning reduces training facilitation costs and the time taken to deliver courses.
3. Learning outcome
The quality of learning is high. Away from the restrictions of offline training session times and environments, delegates can learn at a comfortable pace. Material is broken down into bite-size chunks, making it easier to digest. Images, videos, animation and real-life examples can help learners retain information and re-watch key elements again and again.
An eye on the future
As technology develops, so does the market for digital training. Online learning provides a solution that is easy on the budget, reduces time away from the workplace and, most importantly, helps employers and employees stay on top of their training requirements.
In 2019, Thomas Carroll introduced a new suite of interactive online health and safety courses to give clients a choice between digital training and traditional face-to-face learning.
Our tutor-led courses offer a wide range of training solutions, from first aid and fire safety to stress management and safeguarding. They provide delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to and comply with workplace health and safety.
To learn more about our online health and safety training courses, visit thomascarroll.co.uk/services/health-safety