In today’s ever changing workplace it’s now more important than ever to keep up with the latest developments in your industry, as research shows that 50% of employee skills become outdated in 3 years1.
The global financial crisis has unfortunately meant that many peoples jobs have been put ‘at risk’ and employees are taking on responsibilities which didn’t traditionally fit into their role. In a recent survey, over one third of employees said that they are trying to do jobs they aren’t professionally trained for due to cutbacks in their organisation (Thirdforce).
87% people also stated that they prefer to learn at their own pace rather than in a classrom setting2; for many employees and employers e-learning can be the perfect solution to this issue.
E-learning offers many benefits over traditional learning methods, such as reducing travel costs, saving time, increased learner control, being more environmentally friendly and encouraging quieter students to take a more active role in their learning.
Is e-learning right for you? Use our checklist to find out!
One quick way to find out if e-learning is the right training method for you is to answer the below questions:
- Are you disciplined and well organized?
- Are you comfortable using the internet?
- Do you struggle to have the time to commute to classes?
- Would you like to control your own learning speed and content?
- Can you retain information well from reading, listening and watching?
If you answered yes to most or all of these questions then e-learning could be the ideal training method for you.
Astutis offer industry recognised health and safety e-learning training qualifications for the IOSH Managing Safely and IOSH Working Safely qualifications, with the e-learning version of the NEBOSH General Certificate and NEBOSH International Certificate starting in 2012.
1. 50% of employee skills become outdated in 3 years. (Source: Merrill Lynch "The Book of Knowledge")