Learning and development is a fundamental part of a successful organisation. Good employers understand that they must invest in training their employees.
In fact, a 2019 employment survey by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) shows that employers are continuing to invest in training and development. On average, 60% of the UK’s workforce has undertaken training.
However, there is still a negative stigma surrounding workplace training. For many people, workplace training is still a chore. It’s difficult to organise, a pain to implement, and boring to complete. For this reason, it’s crucial that organisations choose an effective training provider.
iHASCO, market-leading providers of online workplace training, recently sent a survey to their clients to gain a better understanding of their views when it comes to cost savings, compliance, and simplicity with iHASCO. The goal of this survey was to help them continue to build products and services that are easy to use and make a genuine difference to their clients.
iHASCO’s survey results revealed:
- 88% of clients said they have saved money as a business by using iHASCO
- 98% of clients said that iHASCO is good value for money
- 91% of clients said that they have been able to build a more productive, happy and safer workplace as a result of using iHASCO
- 94% of clients said their staff are now more aware of their responsibilities in the workplace as a result of using iHASCO
- 85% of clients said they were now less likely to have a Health & Safety or HR incident at work as a result of using iHASCO
- 80% of clients said they would now feel much more confident with Health & Safety inspection as a result of using iHASCO
- 95% of clients said that by using iHASCO, managing training within their business had become much easier
- 94% of clients said that by using iHASCO, reporting on training within their business had become much easier
- 96% of clients said the onboarding process with iHASCO was simple and quick
*Based on over 300 client responses from a variety of different sectors and business sizes
These results clearly suggest that iHASCO offers their clients an effective training solution. But what makes training effective?
What makes training effective?
The goal of any training course is to improve the users knowledge and understanding of a particular subject. When it comes to workplace training, the ultimate goal would normally be to improve an employee’s efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and wellbeing in the workplace, with many exceptions, of course!
Out of date, incorrect, and even unengaging training can do serious damage, so it is always important to ensure that training is up-to-date and relevant.
Engaging, high-quality content
The first concern for any organisation looking for a quality training provider is whether their prospective provider supplies courses that offer accurate information in an effective way.
For training courses to be effective, they must have been meticulously researched, written to be accurate and interesting, and delivered in a way which holds learners attention.
Nathan Pitman, Director at iHASCO said “Our mission is to deliver eLearning that is engaging from the first to the last word! Content that not only “ticks a box”, but really and truly engages staff so they can learn and retain all the information they need on the subject in question.”
In the modern workplace, organisations need to be flexible for their employees. Many employees do not want to be sent off-site for a number of days to participate in a classroom training format.
This is one of the most popular reasons for organisations opting to deliver workplace training through eLearning courses. Being able to complete training on any device, at any location is massively convenient and it allows employees to complete training at a time and place that suits their needs.
Smart management & reporting
Finally, effective workplace training should be easy to manage and review. Keeping track of which employees have completed courses, whether they have passed tests, when they are due to take refresher courses, and other training admin concerns can take up a lot of time and can lead to simple, yet significant mistakes.
When it comes to online training, organisations will usually use a Learning Management System (LMS) to monitor their workplace training. These systems can often be complex and pricey, but they aren’t necessary for every organisation. iHASCO offers their own free LMS with any course purchase that provides the smart features organisations need without the unnecessary baggage or administrative cost of a complex enterprise LMS.
There are many organisations that make the mistake of thinking that training is an optional expense and it can be a quick way to save money if ignored.
However, as demonstrated by iHASCO’s survey results, the right training provider can save an organisation heaps of money in the long run - not to mention time, stress, and worry.
Fortunately, iHASCO can offer a premium service without a premium price tag! Call iHASCO on 01344 867088 today or request a bespoke quote to see how they could help your organisation with its training needs.