As the Corona Virus continues to spread, business owners are becoming more unsettled about what the future holds. After several months of strict lockdown and regulations, we realise that this is the first time in South African history that such measures had to be taken for the safety of our people. Due to the unpredictability of the virus and rising infection figures, no one has a point of reference as to how this Global pandemic will further affect businesses and the economy going forward.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that. However, our online learning portal can assist you in improving and investing in your employees knowledge during the time of lockdown, so that they can return to the workplace after the lockdown with ammunition to face whatever the uncertain future has to hold.
Adoctus is an online eLearning platform that allows learning professionals to improve their knowledge from the comfort of their own homes. This means that while your employees might be practising social distancing in solidarity with the current pandemic, they can still participate in online courses to the benefit of your company. Here is how you can help your employees with their upskilling during the lockdown:
- Ensure digital equity:
One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to online learning is digital equity, being one of the first things you should think about. Survey your employees to figure out who doesn’t have the appropriate devices for eLearning and plan accordingly.
If you partner with Adoctus, your employees only need mobile devices and a sufficient internet connection, which shouldn’t be too difficult to acquire.
- Provide clear expectations to employees:
During closure, communication between management and employees is vital. In an online environment, anxiety levels and the risk of failure due to miscommunication and misunderstandings can be high. All requirements and expectations should be timeously and professionally communicated.
Adoctus offers the implementation of real-time collaboration technology such as live-chat for “bigger-picture” communication purposes, and to provide students with the opportunity to ask questions whenever they need help.
- Provide robust learning:
If your course material isn’t engaging or informative, your employees will suffer. Instead of drowning them in learning material, consider breaking learning material down into edible chunks, making it easier to process and remember the information.
In order to adjust to these uncertain times, businesses need to learn how to use the implementation of lockdown to their advantage. If you want to upskill your employees, now is the perfect time to do so. Remember to provide them with manageable and achievable goals every week. It is also essential to listen to their feedback and communicate with them frequently.
Contact us today to find out how Adoctus can help you!