As technology, demands, and markets seem to develop faster each day, senior managers know that eLearning and online training is a rapidly becoming an industry must when keeping employees engaged and knowledgeable.
But with so many providers and options out there, how do you select the right one?
Here are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting an eLearning partner or solution for your business.
1 – Make sure they ‘get’ you.
An eLearning partner should genuinely understand your business.
The provider must have the experience and knowledge to deliver training customised to your industry and organisational needs. They should also be able to understand the needs of your users (staff) and the way the training supports your business goals.
At Bounce Readiness, we work with various industries and have created techniques to understand your daily challenges before we start a program. That said, even organisations in the same industry as the last are unique, and so too should be the training.
2 – Seek flexibility.
Your eLearning provider should be technology-agnostic, meaning they can provide a solution that suits your unique requirements rather than forcing you into a specific tech platform they sell.
Flexibility around the solution you’re buying is paramount when considering the budgets you are sparing for this new partner or solution. So why settle for only one way of doing things?
In addition, ensuring the provider can offer various training solutions, including blended training that integrates online and in-person modalities, is essential.
For example, Bounce Readiness uses a variety of online platforms and technologies to ensure we can provide the best solution to our client’s needs. It means more resources and attention is put into each eLearning module. And afterall, isn’t that what you’re paying for?
3 – Do your values align?
Good old-fashioned values are often overlooked when seeking a new partner.
Are they good people to work with? Do they take your success seriously? Do they deliver on promises?
At Bounce Readiness, we found that a great relationship with an eLearning provider that you trust and understands your business needs can provide a significant Return on Investment (ROI).
With over a decade of experience delivering eLearning and online training solutions to Australian organisations of all sizes, we’ve seen firsthand the results of sharing the values and goals of our clients.
Ultimately, it’s fueled the impact of our eLearning solutions to each individual client. So, whether you use Bounce Readiness or not, ensure the reason you both want to implement eLearning in your organisation is shared.
4 – Embrace technology, ensure they do too.
Bounce Readiness is passionate about technology and uses it to create engaging and interactive training experiences that motivate and inspire learners. We’re very lucky to have more technology than ever that is shared in our programs.
Training solutions can now be specific to your needs with the customisation freedom technology provides. It can prove early on that your investment is bringing a return to your employees by actively recording and adapting to the results you’re obtaining.
Training is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and it certainly isn’t when considering your people, location, industry and many other factors. That’s why Bounce Readiness has found that offering a range of training solutions (including microlearning, blended training, and virtual classroom training) has become the benchmark for good eLearning solutions.
The trainers that support and create the eLearning modules you purchase should be experienced and instructional designers that will work with you to identify the best approach; considering the people who will be experiencing the modules.
5 – Ensure your tracking progress
Perhaps one of the most common requests from our clients is how we track progress. Particularly for HR teams, this is important to understand whether employees who work from home are remaining engaged.
That’s why we focus on insightful analytics to measure training effectiveness via a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS will help track the learner journey, provide real-time data on training progress, and enable easy communication with learners.
Selecting the right eLearning partner can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your training programs as well as the engagement of your people.
Bounce Readiness is a trusted partner in delivering eLearning solutions tailored to your specific needs and providing a great return on investment. Contact us today to learn how we can help your organisation adapt and thrive in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.