The majority of us use computers every single day of our lives and are therefore extremely comfortable using all manner of different programs and using technology to help us be productive and to learn. In fact, many of us are now far more comfortable talking with new people online than we are dealing with strangers in person and, as such, many companies may actually benefit from switching their training online, rather than trying to train people themselves.
There are many reasons for this, and not only are people likely to find that they can set their own pace when they take online health and safety training, ensuring they don’t get left behind, or conversely get bored by the languid pace, but individuals tend to feel far more comfortable getting involved when they are unlikely to be judged by a human. As such, they are likely to be more hands on during the learning process and feel far less threatened as a result.
It is also easier to make such training more interesting when it is presented online, and there will be a vast array of resources a company can use that would be impractical if the training was given offline.
There are benefits for the business too, and by using bespoke training software, businesses are likely to use up far fewer resources and find that the cost of training staff is far lower as a result, whilst each individual can be trained according to the exact information they need rather than being part of a generic group and learning things they really do not need to know.