The path to success for any company must include growth and development as a team, which can only be achieved by offering the opportunity for personal growth to your employees. One way to do this is to ensure that your staff is not only offered new and creative ways to learn but to make certain they grasp and hold on to their new knowledge. Our HCM partner iSolved offers these tips to increase employee learning retention, making your workforce more productive and informed.
4 Tips for Increasing Employee Learning Retention
1. Study Smarter, Not Harder
Strategic thinking and foresight help people use their time more efficiently and effectively.
- Think about the format of the exam
- Choose the best learning resource
- Determine how each resource will help
- Schedule when/how each resource will be used
Each module should begin and end with exercises that frame the learning according to how the employees will use the information. Strategic framing should directly correlate the e-learning courses with the employee’s day-to-day.
2. Identify Learning Strengths
Learning styles affect our ability to retain information. Visual learners write notes and watch videos. Auditory learners listen to lectures and record answers. Kinesthetic learners use group discussions and activities to retain information.
Provide learning opportunities for each style that include many different types of interactions and learning methods.
3. Sleep on It
All learners can benefit from a good night’s sleep. Any recently-learned material is more likely to be embedded in your memory.
Schedule learning over the course of several days and weeks. Remind learners to take their time and then follow-up with lessons and activities.
4. Test and Iterate
Companies that invest in e-learning software should employ project management tools to track employee progress. Get insight into where learners get stuck and time spent on each task. Provide notifications or alerts for follow-ups, further learning, and check-ins.
Every learner is different, so try different ways to improve your e-learning courses. By asking employees to reflect, engage, and build good learning habits, teams will gather better returns from their e-learning initiatives.
GTM has a great way to keep your employees engaged and continuously increase their knowledge. When you become a GTM client on the iSolved platform, you receive access to a comprehensive learning system with courses, user instructions, guides, and video tutorials, to get up to speed and fully competent in our HCM technology. Your staff can take courses whenever it’s convenient and stay up to date on new functionality as it is released. You can use the reports to view progression and proficiency in iSolved functions. Request a free demo today.