Here are 4 reasons to use video for business training: creating videos is not necessarily an expensive activity, instructional designers can use the same video in more than one course, video positively influence the engagement and retention rates of employees, and they can be interactive and give more power to learners.
The MATRIX team attended the Learning Technologies 2017 conference and met many amazing people there. We thank everyone who responded to our calls and social media posts and who booked a meeting with either of us. It’s always a pleasure to connect face to face and to shake hands with strangers that become valuable partners or clients.
Considering the growing numbers of job-hopping employees, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates? Well, the gamification of work might be a solution, by allowing employees to try out different jobs in different departments, within the same company, for a set period of time.
Since employees have to actually perform their jobs besides workplace learning, they are not always in the best mental state to pay attention to what happens during training courses. Therefore, instructional designers who include some memory tricks in their training programs improve the chances of employees to better remember what they learn.
With all the hype about millennials in the workplace, people seem to overlook the other young generation that starts to join the workforce. What do these young employees expect the workplace to be? And why should companies care about this right now? Is your company ready for the iGeneration?
The key to happy, loyal employees is empowerment and the key to that is equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge while at the same time allowing them to access it when, where and how they see fit. Mobile learning shifts the focus from the content to the learner, allowing for a personal, flexible, non-invasive learning experience.
Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough? Because the people in them have an innate resistance to change that raises a barrier against innovation, and the motivated and engaged employees are outnumbered by disengaged and negative ones.
Software Advice conducted a research on how learning management systems are used for corporate training. One of the key findings in their report is that the great majority of users say their LMS positively impacts the success of their organization, and this article presents the nine ways it does so.
Workplaces nowadays are hit by a huge wave of knowledge transfer, mostly because Baby Boomers are approaching retirement, and the fast-paced business environment pressures employees to always work with the latest updated information. Only technology can help companies successfully manage this transfer of knowledge between employees, and LMSs are almost always a part of the solution.
Recruiting and hiring new employees that are eager to learn is not everything a business organization needs to be successful. Aside from getting trained, employees need to be engaged into the whole learning process. So how do you engage the modern learner, which has little or not at all time and patience to sit down in a conference room and listen to a trainer for three hours?