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In today’s modern world in which we are more accustomed to Facebook messaging each other rather than having a face to face conversation, it’s only natural that the power of the internet has become influential in the workplace, from conference calls to training. Just as a poker player can’t pick up his skills by simply reading a book but applying his pratical skills somewhere like online casino UK, staff training cannot be effective without the use of the internet. Here are a few reasons why you should use the internet to train your staff, and a few warnings of the pitfalls you can encounter along the way.

Online training is cost effective
Gone are the days where you would have to call up expensive training companies who promised to inject a little morale and motivation into your staff. With the simple aid of a desktop computer and an internet connection, you can train many people at once without having to book out training centers or spend money on travelling to out of town venues to get the job done.

Online training is universal

While some speakers may be able to hold the attention of a room as well as a hypnotist, others can leave your colleagues yawning at their desks. By giving colleagues the luxury of a one to one experience with an online program, they have no choice but to engage in the training session, and will benefit from the motivation of time constraints and even a certificate at the end.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-wfO6_eq-A

Online training can be tricky

Be warned, however – there are a few pitfalls when it comes to online training. Namely, technophobes – they come in all shapes and sizes and are not necessarily of a certain age. For some people, merely turning on a computer can be a minefield, while for others, who may be highly computer literate, the software may not work in their favour. Slow loading screens, logging in and Flash plug ins can all be a nightmare for online training, so make sure you purchase effective software and test it out before you unleash it on your colleagues.

Whatever industry you and your colleagues are in, the benefits of the internet are endless, from connecting many colleagues at once to getting the job done faster. Follow these simple steps and make sure your staff are informed and motivated, (i.e. – don’t follow the example of the video above!) and there’s no reason why your business can’t prosper.

The most important aspect to consider for every employer though has to be the individuality of each and everyone of his employees. The strength and talent will vary from one to the next but as long as there skills are recognised and nurtured as well, combined with the possibility to apply the learned skills in the real world, both employer and employee should benefits from staff training.


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