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e-Learning Courses Your Business Needs

Posted by David Jones

More and more businesses are using e-Learning as a cost-effective way to deliver training to their workforce. Whether it is health and safety, compliance or something specific such as asbestos awareness, online learning offers businesses a cost-effective, practical solution which streamlines the training process and allows employees to study from any location where they have access to the internet. Some of the most popular courses include:

Asbestos Awareness –Learn how to deal with asbestos if you come across it in your day to day duties. Suitable for construction workers and tradesmen who may have to work with materials containing asbestos.

Conflict Management – Your staff should be able to work in an environment that is free from conflict. This type of training increases employer awareness of how to recognise harassment, bullying, violence, and aggression in the workplace and how to implement strategies to reduce the risk to employees.

Display Screen Equipment – Certain occupations require employees to work for long periods of time in front of a computer screen. Where computers are used, employers need to ensure that they comply with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations. Employees should be trained in the hazards associated with their workstation and how they can use display screen equipment safely.

Equality and Diversity – In 2010, the Equality Act was introduced that combined multiple pieces of legislation. The Act covers 9 protected characteristics and this course will educate your employees what each of these characteristics is and how they can promote and work in an inclusive environment.

Employees are always looking for opportunities to develop their skills and e-Learning courses can help them learn a new skill, refresh their knowledge or develop new areas of expertise. One of the major problems that employers face is that traditional learning takes employees away from their work, often for several days at a time. With e-learning, employees can participate in learning at any time, even at home or during quiet times at work, so learning doesn’t have to cause problems with productivity or staffing. Online platforms also allow employees to revisit complex topics to make sure that they have a good understanding of what they have learned.

In addition, e-learning means that there are no boundaries. Sometimes face to face learning can mean that staff must travel to the head office or a training venue to participate in the training. This reduces the amount of time and resources that employers must invest in sourcing and booking a venue to hold and deliver a course for staff. Gathering a whole team together at the same time in one place is never easy or efficient.

E-learning eliminates many of the barriers associated with training and provides management teams and employees with greater flexibility to participate in tailored learning on a variety of subjects.

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