How to Utilise E-Learning Training & Development Programmes to Motivate Isolated Employees

You may think that now is not the best time to think about the training and development goals within your organisation. However, given the current situation where the majority of UK workers are being told to work from home, there has never been a more crucial moment for businesses to show their ongoing support and dedication to their employees.

From ensuring that your staff feel supported as they transition to working from home, to coaching your managers to deal with leading virtual teams, to avoiding micromanaging, you will be able to find all the e-learning topics that you need to make sure your organisation can continue to not only function during this difficult time, but actively flourish.

So, how exactly can e-learning training programmes help to motivate your isolated employees?

Keep reading to find out!

Showing Your Commitment

During this worrying and stressful time, it is vital that organisations show their dedication and commitment to their employees. Through e-learning, the mangers and leaders of your organisation will be able to effectively support and motivate their isolated workforce, undertaking essential online modules such as:

  • Boosting employee enthusiasm
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Becoming a great mentor
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of micromanaging

Each one of our 1400 bite size e-learning programmes take no more than 20 minutes to complete and therefore will not overwhelm your employees at this already challenging time. Instead, they are designed to help motivate them to continue working to the best of their abilities.

Providing a Connection

As your leaders and employees alike start to adapt to remote working conditions, it is important that you provide them with ways to feel connected not only to your organisation, but also to their colleagues and direct managers.

E-learning provides a way for participants to connect with the course content, and in turn, with their team, resulting in a more connected and productive workforce.

Promoting Career Development

At this time, more than ever, your employees need to feel that they are valued and also that, despite the upheaval, they will continue to be supported in their career aspirations and professional goals.

Ensuring that your managers are able to effectively coach, mentor, lead and manage their teams is crucial in ensuring your employees feel inspired to work, and still be a part of the company’s long-term goals and future.

E-learning courses that can help your managers get the best out of their teams and ensure they feel valued include:

  • Managing people
  • Training personal development
  • Personal performance
  • Communication
  • Become a transformational leader

Avoiding Micromanaging

Our cloud based e-learning platform does not require support from your            IT department and is fully mobile compatible, plus it is a learning management system (LMS). This allows you to gain better oversight of the employee training progress without making them feel like they are being micromanaged, which is one of the key pitfalls that organisations face when dealing with a remote workforce.

Other benefits of an LMS are the ability to:

  • Add and remove users
  • Assign users to groups
  • Author your own content
  • Set up job profiles
  • Add recommended content courses to user profiles

Creating Camaraderie

With the majority, or even all of your employees working from home, it is important that you continue to offer a sense of company culture and ensure that the members of your organisation feel as though they are still part of a team that share a common goal.

With our e-learning programmes, you are able to set up teams of learners while managing and viewing their progress. Plus, you have the ability to add offline learning when possible, such as on the job training to boost morale further.

If you are still undecided about whether e-learning training and development programmes are the right choice for your business, simply ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you want your managers and employees to look back on this time and feel supported by their employer?
  • Do you want your business to not only survive, but actively thrive during this difficult period?
  • Do you want to inspire learning, personal development and enhanced productivity within your organisation?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above, then e-learning could help your organisation to successfully navigate this difficult time.

Get in touch with us here today to find out more about how Skillbites — our e-learning platform with over 1400 bite sized learning modules — can provide your organisation with the tools it needs to educate your staff to be the best they can be.