In order for employees to do their jobs in the most effective way they can, they need to be taught somehow. But our current ways of teaching employees how to do their jobs is ineffective and wastes time and money. Many employees receive barely any training, if any at all with nearly 60% of employees relying on themselves and are entirely self taught. When employees are taught, the majority still report they don’t have the skills they need for their work and are rarely able to take what they learned from training into the real world. Workers are dissatisfied and feel they aren’t reaching their full potential due to a lack of learning opportunities and many leave to find that learning elsewhere.

Traditional training models don’t teach employees what they need to know while being costly and time consuming. Creating a 1 hour course takes hours to develop and a small, one-time, in-person training event can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Costs quickly add up as businesses need to find instructors, update and replace training manuals, and have to find staff to cover for training days. These events where we try to cram information into one day also doesn’t end up teaching employees what they need to know. Within just a week, over 80% of information will be lost if it isn’t reinforced.

Microlearning costs less time and money while promoting real learning that employees use in the real workplace. Learn more about how microlearning works and how it can help your employees here:

Microlearning - the future of workplace training
Source: Arist