Allen Interactions is training companies to make virtual training for new hires better.
New hire training, in fact, all training is under heightened evaluation these days. Why?
Today’s learners are reflecting on their future career(s) and jumping lanes more quickly than ever. They want training that values them as an individual―not only as a person who has current skills and ambitions―but also as someone who is taking charge of their future. They don’t want to waste time in indifferent training. They want to be recognized and helped as an individual with both affective and cognitive attributes. It’s a new ballgame for training.
There's never been a better time to examine our training practices.
- Is our training effective?
- Does it prepare our employee candidates to perform as we desperately need them to right away at the conclusion of training?
Is our training Meaningful?
Do trainees immediately sense this training is for them? What we want is people feeling like, “This training is all about you. It’s about your level of skill and your comfort.” So, we’re not just presenting information for you and asking you to remember it. We’re giving you problems to solve.
Is our training Memorable?
Have trainees practiced enough during the use of our training such that it’s going to stick? Will they remember what they’ve learned long enough to put it into a daily application?
Is our training Motivational?
Having the knowledge and skills to perform well doesn’t automatically mean trainees will apply what they’ve learned. A great training program gives trainees both the confidence and desire to apply their enhanced capabilities.
If not now, when?
Even as the pandemic is easing up, organizations are still ramping up their virtual game. Companies are coming to us and saying, “We know we have to do this training remotely, but can it be done well? We’ve seen what schools have put our kids through. It’s not been good. We don’t want our employees struggling through similar experiences.”
There are great alternatives to the distance learning most schools had to provide because they weren’t prepared for a sudden shift to remote learning. But with preparation, remote learning can provide great benefits to both learners and organizations. It’s not an exaggeration to state that great e-learning can be superior to in-person instruction.
At Allen Interactions, we help companies put their new hires, as well as all those adapting to work-at-home and other process changes, into real-life scenario simulations, where they can practice. They can safely make mistakes and see what happens. They can try alternative approaches, including their old practices and the new ones their organization is turning to. They can experience, firsthand, the differences in outcomes and what changes in their methods can achieve.
This training is Meaningful. Memorable. Motivational.
Hiring these days? Companies have a great advantage when they can say, “And we’ve got this great simulation game-based training for you.” It helps attract employees! And, of course, helps rapidly prepare employees to perform in valuable ways.