23 June

How to train and retain employees with eLearning

A strong culture of continuous development is more important than ever, as it allows your business to both attract and retain an effective, engaged workforce.

eLearning is a great tool and one of the best ways to demonstrate your company’s commitment to your staff’s development. It allows you to deliver tailored, personalised and engaging learning content, that’s specifically relevant to your company and directly to your staff.

More than ever before, we’re seeing people in the workforce display a real appetite for continued development within their role. A lot of companies offer benefits to their staff, but to attack and retain great talent it’s necessary to offer them development opportunities at all career stages as well.

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2016 survey with 400 employees across three generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials), showed that for 70% of them training and development opportunities impacted their decision to stay in the current job. Millennials being the most notable in this regard; 87% of millennials listed “career growth and development opportunities” as an important factor when deciding whether to stay in their job.

54% of millennials in the aforementioned survey also said their loyalty to employers is directly influenced by how much their employer cares about their wellbeing. Additionally, 59% of them mention opportunities to learn and grow as extremely important factors when deciding to apply for a job.

This shows how critical it is to demonstrate your company’s commitment to developing the skills and knowledge of your staff. Show people you care about their development by giving them the opportunity to grow in their careers, and they’ll feel empowered, valued and capable of contributing more to your business. 

In turn, your company will benefit from a group of motivated, loyal staff delivering increased productivity and less need for constant supervision whilst being far more likely to stay and grow further with the business.

And that’s where eLearning steps in, as it is one of the best ways to demonstrate your company’s commitment to your staff’s development. It allows you to deliver tailored, personalised and engaging learning content, that’s specifically relevant to your company and your staff.