Top Five ELearning Topics for the Workplace

There are several factors that make eLearning a great choice to satisfy your training needs. First, it’s a more cost-effective way to deliver information compared to traditional face-to-face training. Second, eLearning is more flexible than traditional learning: you can choose how and when people take the course—whether they want to learn at home or at the workplace. Thirdly, eLearning can be more engaging than traditional learning because of its interactive nature and ability to personalise the learning experience based on each user’s preferences. By adding gamification, quizzes, and interactive components to the online courses, your learners will be fully engaged with the content.

All in all, eLearning is a great way for businesses to deliver information to their staff. Here are five examples of workplace topics that are well suited to eLearning:

1. Onboarding

Onboarding, or induction training, is the process of introducing new employees to the company culture, procedures, and policies. It’s not just about welcoming them, but also about making the new employee feel like they are part of your organisation immediately and ensuring they have everything they need to be successful in their position.

Employers benefit from well-structured induction training too: it can result in reduced staff turnover, less absenteeism, and stronger brand awareness across the organisation. New starter training can take place through a variety of methods, such as video training courses.

One example of this type of training is the high-contrast eLearning modules that SkillSet developed for Scope. These modules were aimed at new starters, to ensure they were trained in all aspects of running a Scope shop. Click ‘Read More’ on the right to find out more about this project.

2. Managing Change

Workplace change management is something that all organisations have to deal with, and eLearning is one of the best ways to manage change. For example, if you’re looking to change systems or procedures, eLearning can help employees understand the changes by providing an easy-to-absorb overview of the new way that things will work.

Whether you are implementing new technology, going through a change in leadership, changing organisational culture, or making changes in a time of crisis, professionally designed eLearning can help you implement change management successfully.  Within the eLearning, you can explain what is changing, and also explain the reasons for the change.

Through assessments and feedback forms, you can gather employees’ feedback on the changes and monitor their understanding. After the changes are implemented, you can use eLearning tools to evaluate the changes and how well employees have adapted to them.

Click ‘Read More’ on the left to find out how SkillSet helped a multi-national oil company manage the changes associated with implementing a new HR system.

3. Health and Safety Training

Across all sectors, the health and safety of employees must be a priority. Whether it is training on fire safety, display screen equipment, lone working, manual handling, or anything else related to health and safety in the workplace, equipping your workers with the skills and knowledge they need to perform their job safely is vital. Lack of effective training is risk and leads to accidents.

Delivering health and safety training to your employees via eLearning is effective and cost-efficient. You can be sure that the training is consistent, engaging, and convenient. It’s also easy to track who has, and hasn’t, completed the training, schedule automatic reminders when a refresher course is due for each individual, and check your staff’s knowledge on the training topic.

A great example of this is when SkillSet delivered a display screen equipment eLearning course for East Sussex County Council. Click ‘Read More’ on the right to find out more about this project.

4. Compliance Training

Compliance training includes all employee training mandated by legislation, regulation, or company policy. It’s another good example of a topic that is highly suitable for eLearning.

Everyone in your business needs to be compliant with the law and you should be able to provide evidence of this. Because our eLearning captures who completed the training, when, and what their pass mark was (if this is determined within the system), delivering compliance training as an eLearning course is the easiest way for an employer to prove that they are providing all the required training to their employees. When the eLearning is tailored to your specific organisation, with relevant examples and scenarios, your staff will get the maximum benefit from the content.

SkillSet delivered a branded  GDPR course for the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Click ‘Read More’ on the left to find out more about this project.

5. Company Policies (e.g. social media policy, bullying and harassment policy)

Employees should be made aware of their company’s policies, particularly if they have recently joined or changed roles within the company. Traditional policy documents can be boring, but when turned into smartly designed eLearning, your employees will be motivated to engage with the topic. You will benefit from a workforce that understands and actively follows all the company policies. This will help them stay compliant with their legal obligations, as well as prevent any misunderstandings or confusion.

SkillSet’s customer, Wandle, wanted to roll out some online training to support a change in their safeguarding policy and procedure. Click ‘Read More’ on the right to find out more about this project.

Many topics are suitable for eLearning. The key is to present content in a manner that is engaging, and easy for the learner to understand and retain. 

We hope this article has given you some food for thought on the types of topics suitable for eLearning. If you decide to move forward with your eLearning development, give SkillSet a call to discover how we can help you meet your learning objectives today!