Preparing for the Unknown: The Revolution of eLearning Emergency Management Training

by | 30 Mar 2023

Even before covid-19 and ‘pandemic’ was the buzz word around the office, organisations were beginning to consider hybrid working environments as a way of bringing more work life balance to the workplace.

Such arrangements would allow employees to have more personal time, be with family, or start a new hobby. And as a result, leadership saw stronger commitment and morale.

According to a survey conducted by McKinsey & Company, remote work has increased from 20% to 45% (approximately 58.5 million workers) in the United States alone during the pandemic. 

The Global Work-from-Home Experience Survey by Boston Consulting Group found that around 60% of employees worldwide are working remotely at least part-time, and around 40% of employees work remotely full-time. 

And According to a survey conducted by PwC, 55% of business leaders expect that employees will work remotely at least once a week moving forward.

These changes mean that there is a need to adapt and improve our approach to many aspects of business. One of the most significant changes has been the shift towards eLearning and the positive results some leaders are seeing. 

The pandemic has shown that online work is viable and effective, and it is unlikely that we will go back to the traditional workplace. Many aspects of training that were previously done in-person are actually more effective online, and productivity improves when staff can manage their own schedule. Training at your own pace and at your preferred time is likely to lead to better training outcomes.

Since 2012, T-Mobile, a telecommunications company based in the US, has seen eLearning reshape their business. 

The “T-Mobile One Learning,” which aimed to create a consistent, company-wide approach to training and development increased productivity by 35% year on year than those who didn’t complete the modules.

T-Mobile estimated that the eLearning program saved the company $13.5 million in its first year alone by reducing training time, travel expenses, and other costs associated with in-person training.

The power of eLearning Emergency Management Training

There are many reasons why companies should embrace eLearning:

  1. It is cheaper to deliver than traditional in-person training. 
  2. It leads to a more consistent approach to training, which is important for employees and onboarding.
  3. It creates a flexible and adaptable approach to training, which is appreciated by employees.
  4. It allows for in-person training to be made much more specific and targeted. 
  5. Finally, it encourages productivity by allowing people to train at their best pace.

Tools have ‘grown up’

Thanks to the pandemic, we now have a more effective approach to eLearning, and the tools have “grown up.” The technology is now advanced, and eLearning is efficient and effective. Technology is allowing staff to revisit sessions, plan and organise materials in a way that suits their unique learning styles, and it’s familiar to them.

ELearning is efficient and effective. Trainers in your company can spend more time creating and innovating once delivery time/load is reduced, leading to better content. But staff can also digest important content in half the time they would in person.

Why you should consider blended training

Blended training refers to a mix of in-person and online training. When done well, it identifies the optimal learning experience and uses the modality that is most effective. Some things are best in person, but many are better suited when delivered using engaging interactive training tools available within eLearning technology.

Blended training provides the best of both worlds. A common (and successful) approach is to use online training for knowledge transfer and in-person for skill practice and development. 

Great training programs are designed to maximise learner engagement, which leads to better training outcomes over time.

Adapting to Work From Home (WFH)

WFH has become a preferred option for many companies and employees. It creates a dilemma for HR departments that rely on a traditional in-person training approach. 

ELearning can be a powerful tool to engage with WFH employees. Successful companies are expanding eLearning to include WFH topics. For example, emergency management and emergency response is drastically different within an office environment compared to at home, so eLearning is being used in an efficient manner to get employees trained up, quick.

When adapting to WFH, it is important to consider employee welfare and how to create greater connection to the workplace for remote employees. More than just providing online content, successful companies have a Learning Management System (LMS) that tracks the learner journey. 

The LMS can be a great way to stay connected with your remote employees and provide the support they need to succeed.

At Bounce Readiness, we have seven eLearning packages as well as custom made options available. We offer this because we actively see our clients eager to remain proactive in how they keep their staff’s knowledge base high. 

Throughout all industries, eLearning is affordable, impactful, and a quick way to get your team up to scratch with important procedures. 

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