In the modern-day workplace, investing in employee development is not only crucial for the success of the organization itself but also for the job satisfaction of employees. The common “one size fits all” approach to staff training not only ignores the diverse roles that make up a workspace, it can also make training feel like a waste of valuable time for employees. According to the LinkedIn 2022 Skills Advantage Report, personalized learning is essential for engagement, with 78% of learners expressing the need for course recommendations based on their individual career goals and skill gaps. So long story short—customization is key.
But setting up specialized training solutions for success can get tricky since many factors need to be taken into consideration. Furthermore, the majority of companies that provide such training solutions don’t have access to the latest technologies required to make a complete digital transformation in an organization. Whilst traditional platforms create systems for content management, Amedia offers an ever-expanding system that regularly provides new functionalities, all while ensuring high levels of participation and content consumption. In its five step implementation plan, the following steps are taken to ensure specialized staff training triumphs in an organization:
- Setting goals and designing a timeline for achieving them
Setting goals and a realistic timeline is crucial for the success of staff training projects, but not all companies take the time to do the correct research to ensure objectives are properly defined. With active listening at the core of its values, Amedia carries out a series of interviews and surveys to ensure each team member has their say when it comes to designing a learning experience platform. After analyzing the results, the Amedia team then addresses the pain points identified in the research with a thorough plan and schedule.
- Defining team responsibilities with KPIs
Employees cannot be engaged or successful if they do not know what’s expected of them—especially when it comes to staff training— and it’s the role of managers to make sure that staff are aware of their responsibilities and why they’re important for the company as a whole. Plus, engagement should be measured effectively through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Working closely with a designated member of the client team to define learning responsibilities, Amedia designs KPIs to make sure participation in learning courses, training time and system content is measured effectively across the organization and provides key visuals to show their results.
- Establishing learning courses that work for your staff
Social learning with gamification technology gives users opportunities for more hands-on courses allowing for better transmission of knowledge. In fact, MJV identified that 70% of companies present in the Global 2000 list (a global company ranking system) already use gaming solutions to address challenges within their organization. Working with the client, Amedia comes up with a learning plan, designing various modules, courses and lectures to cater to the needs of a given workforce using state-of-the-art technology. Once those learning experiences are defined, a timeline for their creation is provided and the developers begin working to make these programs come to life.
Once training solutions are created, the process doesn’t end. Set up is a crucial step for the success of a learning experience platform, and one that many companies ignore. A process known as smoke testing is crucial to ensure any failures are identified and rectified and to guarantee a smooth transition to these technologies—a step incorporated in Amedia’s Implementation Plan. Amedia also makes sure all members of an organization are successfully set up on the system and have everything they need to make the most out of the new learning tools.
- Creating an effective communication strategy
Finally, an effective communication strategy is imperative for the success of learning experience platforms—without it companies run the risk of incorrect information being circulated amongst employees which can ultimately lead to unclear expectations and problems with efficiency. Amedia not only works with companies to design the information that will be distributed to employees, we also ensure that distribution is seamless, so each member of the staff knows exactly what they have to do and why it’s crucial for their organization and personal growth.
Is your organization in need of a knowledge transfer solution?
As most companies are aware, they have to be fast-paced and dynamic to maintain a competitive advantage in the digital age. But keeping up with exponential change can be difficult without the right tools and expertise.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current staff training solutions, or design something completely new, Amedia’s talented team of business and digital experts are there to listen to your needs then design and set up a model that works for you and your team.
By onboarding to Amedia, not only will you save time and money in your organization, Amedia’s customization capabilities mean each member of your staff will be provided with the knowledge and tools they need to excel in their own specific role. The result—a highly-skilled organization that’s ready for whatever is to come.