Getting the best from remote training

Remote working looks to be the future, with many UK businesses making it a core part of their company culture. However, this will create new challenges when it comes to upskilling employees, particularly for larger teams. Here’s how leaders can the most of a switch to remote training.

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1. Consider the benefits of a remote training approach

Remote training brings with it a number of benefits, including:

  • Being easier to manage and organise
  • Having the capacity to train more people at once
  • Eliminating the need for employees to travel to a particular location

These aspects also make it a more cost-effective choice for businesses, enabling them to bring their workforce up to speed on core skills and industry developments in one fell swoop.

Upskilling employees using remote working technology solutions also makes training sessions easier to navigate and absorb. This is especially true if they are recorded for people to access at any time.

2. Assess the IT infrastructure needed

The infrastructure required to support remote training will vary depending on company size. For example, although it is technically possible to carry out a remote training session with over 500 people, the IT infrastructure of both the business and individual employees may struggle.

Smaller companies may be able to rely on traditional broadband alone, whereas larger teams might need to invest in fibre internet to make the remote switch a success.

3. Support employees throughout

Every person differs regarding their skillset, understanding and resources. Therefore, businesses should consider this throughout any form of transformation to ensure that nobody is left behind.

Making sure that everyone is on board with any changes will make for a smoother transition to remote training methods. This can be achieved by training people in groups which cater to their unique requirements and gaining employee feedback to allow for the improvement of future training sessions.

Traditional training methods will always have a place in business. However it’s time for a more digital approach to take the stage. By providing the right tools and tailoring training around the workforce’s needs, companies can make upskilling a more efficient process than ever before.