The Benefits of Offering eLearning Courses for Upskilling
For many businesses, offering upskilling and certification courses to employees is a valuable way to foster continued company growth, expansion, and success. Studies have also indicated that it’s crucial for increasing employee satisfaction and retention rates. According to the 2019 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report, 94 percent of employees state they would stay at a job longer if their employer invested in their learning.
As companies transition back to the office (or don’t!) in a post-COVID world, it’s important to consider the most effective options for keeping employees both engaged and motivated along the way. Whether you and your team undergo the transition into the office or remain remote, upskilling through online learning is a great way to increase satisfaction and retention – and here’s why:
Digital learning courses enable employees to be in control of their learning.
With a modern workforce comes modern conveniences, and there are few things more convenient than expanding skillsets right from the comfort of home – or cubicle. Upskilling via online learning allows employees unparalleled flexibility in choosing when, where, and how they grow their knowledge-base.
Similarly, once employees have enrolled in their virtual course or certification program, they retain control over the pace of their learning. Pre-recorded webinars and online lessons allow learners to first focus on the tasks of any given workday, while fitting in upskilling when and where it works best.
Digital courses offer a better use of resources for employers.
Prior to the rise of online learning, sending team members to attend classes and trainings was a norm for most employers. Consequently, the use of dedicated buildings, instructors, and high-tech equipment all came at a hefty cost for business owners. (Not to mention the added cost of employee time and travel reimbursement for training located elsewhere.)
Digital upskilling courses allow employers to offer team members the same training, at a fraction of the cost. Removing the need for travel frees up an abundance of time and money to invest back into additional training opportunities or other things that enhance a company’s culture and employees’ well-being.
eLearning can seamlessly encourage employee engagement.
From personal development courses to job-specific skills training and more, upskilling using elearning offers a multitude of options for engaging learners. And thanks to tools like our new EdTech platform C4E Bridge, employers can easily create online learning environments that are eye-catching, interactive, and user-friendly. Integrating reward and recognition systems, dynamic course content, surveys, and reflection opportunities are just a few ways that increased engagement can be effortlessly encouraged amongst learners.
Plus, online courses often allow for direct feedback from attendees, giving employers valuable opportunity to listen, assess, and improve course content where needed.
There’s no better time than the post-COVID transition to invest in employee satisfaction and retention. Ready to take the reins and start offering your own elearning courses for upskilling? C4E Bridge is a great place to start. Learn more about this cost-effective learning platform, visit c4ebridge.com and sign-up for a free trial.