Did you know that it’s possible to cut online training costs without cutting corners? If your organization wants to upskill employees without breaking the bank, then this blog is for you!
In the following blog, we are going to have a look at five ways to achieve training goals effectively while reducing training costs at the same time.
- Develop bite-sized online training resources:
Consider developing training modules that have more targeted topics and tasks – This is called microlearning, and it allows you to bridge specific gaps to optimize your online training resources. If your employees only need upskilling in a particular area, for example, telephone etiquette, microlearning makes it possible for them to skip to the relevant category and watch a step-by-step video tutorial. Microlearning focusses on the essentials, rather than delving into every subcategory.
Implementing microlearning training helps you to spend less time developing modules, and it’s also easier for employees to digests.
If you want to be even more effective in cutting training costs, consider conducting a skills and tasks evaluation, then develop microlearning material that is relevant and practical.
- Start with clear learning objectives:
If your online training lacks a clear vision, you will likely spend more money than necessary. It is important to have specific learning objectives and desired outcomes in place to serve as a guide, otherwise no one will really know what the business is striving towards. Having training destinations also allows you to create training material that bridges organizational gaps.
Devote your online training material to target pain-points, rather than focusing on a “one-size-fits-all” training course. Also provide a way for employees to provide feedback after they’ve completed the course – This will allow you to develop more effective learning objectives.
- Create a game plan and be persistent in sticking to it:
When you are working on a tight online training budget, it is important to keep organization, time management and careful planning in mind. Therefore, you need to prepare a game plan, so that everyone in your team is well prepared for the upcoming training. Lay your entire training process out in a visual timeline, and make sure that your employees are aware of the training schedule.
If you have a clear game plan you will be able to monitor the training process as a whole, and make necessary changes. Create an eLearning storyboard to identify which tools you need to create your online training content. You might have to invest some money into these tools. However, it will be money well spent, and it will make it possible for you to cut costs in other areas.
We hope that our eLearning cost-cutting tips allow you to budget more effectively and allocate the resources you have properly.