Is off-the-shelf elearning the right solution for your organisation?

Blog posts | 20.07.2021

Sally Tutill

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo AU

We live in a truly digital world and unless we’re deep in the bush, we can tune in from a variety of devices at will. Whether we work from home exclusively, or a blend of workplace and home, what we have come to know as ‘hybrid working’ - workforce training is a constant that ensures safety and compliance with workplace practices. 

Continued COVID-19 uncertainty is something we are faced with each day and its constant threat of lockdown has enabled us to adapt when required. It's now second nature to have a home based work set up. Businesses are largely attuned to working from home practices to support workers in being more efficient, and offer continued flexibility. Technology to support working activities and the learning function, therefore underpin all of this operational diversity and fragmentation. 

Online training was ahead of its time. No longer is it a question of whether to adopt digital training or face-to-face classroom based training, elearning is widely used as the chosen workplace training medium. It's efficient, scalable, and just in time. Highly relevant elearning is what you need as a business of excellence, that attracts and retains high level talent. The success of your organisation will always depend on your people; so timing is key and learner engagement is paramount. 

We know that elearning is comparatively cheaper than face-to-face training, also presenting more flexibility—and reliability—to the learner. The best of breed online courses are rich, immersive and effective learning experiences, so there really is no need to reinvent the wheel. 

Meeting business and learner needs 

Workplace training is essential for organisations and learners want their learning programs to excite and enable growth in their interest areas. More than ever learners are dictating the standard and variety they expect from their learning. 

Leading HR analysts; Fosway Group’s David Wilson, stated: “Learning is the #1 reason people want to join an organisation or leave it.” 

Deloitte reported on the importance of learning in a mass scale workplace survey they conducted, concluding that: “Employees at all levels expect dynamic, self-directed, continuous learning opportunities from their employers.” 

At an organisational level, L&D leaders must issue mandatory courses and show organisational compliance. 

Learners tend to undertake the bulk of their required training at the onboarding stage. The compulsory topics tend to be compliance heavy and the learning content is largely industry focused, relating to legislative practices. Some learning topics could be one-off requirements, others need a refresh for knowledge retention every year. 

Professional development training including soft skills development, such as the number one desired learning skill ‘to build resilience’ are essential ingredients to ensure a positive workplace culture

Pre-built off the shelf library courses recommended by learners 

Kineo is a leading learning first organisation that specialises in compliance workplace training to help your learners achieve quantifiably better outcomes. The off the shelf Kineo Courses library has been developed with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that have helped create learning content resulting in highly relevant, engaging modules that are scrupulously maintained so we can guarantee the training we offer is kept up to date with latest practices and legislation. Course modules are also endorsed by leaders in industry. Over 100,000 learners reviewed Kineo Courses with a 4.5/5 star rating in 2020, this score is continuing to rise in 2021. With hundreds of topics to choose from, it makes sense to pick from industry best workplace training must-haves. Course categories include: 

  • Ethics and Conduct 
  • Health and Aged Care
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Personal Development 
  • Sales and Customer Service

Organisations can simply plug in course titles to their existing learning platform and learners can play. If there’s no need to create your own bespoke learning module, off-the-shelf content is cost-effective with all the expected bells and whistles you need to keep your learners interested. Not only that, our Adaptics tool means that refresher training is no longer laborious for the learner and a short pre-course knowledge quiz will extrapolate the learning gaps to be revisited in the training topic. 

Learning in the flow of work, and developing approaches and tools to quickly create and disseminate just-in-time learning resources is the future of work. Learning management systems that house the training modules provide administrators with the tools to be able to continuously measure, analyse and monitor both engagement and behavioural change as a key measure of success and allow for future planning at organisational and learner level.

Blending your learning strategy for a richer user experience 

Blended learning mixes of both online training and face-to-face. It leans more towards an online approach and activities such as ‘virtual classrooms’ and ‘discussion forums’ support online learning modules. This staged ‘learning intervention’ style has proved to be highly effective for knowledge transfer as it’s a tried and tested approach that embeds new knowledge. Social activities to support the training further enriches the user experience. 

Of course, the impact of these learning interventions will ultimately come down to the effort the individuals put into their professional development and these will transcend the overall experience. 

Speed and efficiency of delivery 

Whatever your training needs, off-the-shelf content allows organisations to rapidly and efficiently disseminate training to the necessary audience whether compliance, professional development or just in time notices such as COVID-related procedures and policies. 

And, if you are challenged with an inhouse classroom based learning you need to quickly digitise to a remote solution, we're here to help. Download our quick steps guide Digital delivery: Converting face to face training to virtual delivery.  

Offer your workforce an evolving, relevant and adaptable learning program that is compliant and also motivates your people to excel. It's just a click away


Sally Tutill

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo AU

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.

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