For modern organizations, there is always a pressing need to constantly provide training and learning opportunities in order to keep abreast of the latest in the field and suitably satisfy the expectations of their employees. In addition to the compensation, job security, Careers advancement opportunities, learning and development opportunities features in the top five reasons that attract employees to a job. That is why HR solutions aim to provide an organic work culture, which is fostered not only with knowledge that is required for an employee to do his or her job, but re-enforcement that empower him or her to do the job well.
Learning opportunities should provide tools, resources and support to do the job well, as well as ‘energy’ – which is derived from a work environment that promotes employee well-being. Linking HR solutions with learning, thus, is suitable for impactful learning and providing a healthy working environment as well.
With corporate learning management systems, employee development trainings become more available, personalized, real-time and engaging. Newer learning management software has made it possible for us to view learning content on the device of our choice – desktop, laptop, smart-phone or tablet. This gives the learner constant access to training, anytime they want and anywhere they need. The learning is also personalized where the learner has the freedom to choose to learn in depth what he or she chooses and skips the parts that he or she already knows. Connecting with peers, instructors and experts is also possible through live-chat, discussion boards and social media.
For a leading multinational energy management company, G-Cube created a learning solution for HR where the basic principles of ergonomics had to be taught to the employees. Good ergonomics keeps muscle and skeletal disorders at bay that arises out of wrong posture. Considering the diverse geographical and cultural spread of the organization, the HR wanted a standardized delivery mechanism that would be interactive, engaging and self-paced.
For a leading multi-national energy management company, G-Cube created a learning solution for the HR where the basic principles of ergonomics had to be taught to the employees. Good ergonomics keeps muscle and skeletal disorders at bay that arises out of the wrong posture. Considering the diverse geographical and cultural spread of the organization, HR wanted a standardized delivery mechanism that would be interactive, engaging, and self-paced.
- We knew that we needed to grab the attention of the learner at the very beginning of the course, to sustain interest throughout. We began with a media-rich Splash animation with thought-provoking questions for effective curiosity and inquiry arousal.
- We introduced several scenarios that reflected on real-life situations and common problems arising out of the wrong posture while working or traveling. The solution too was given in the same topic, so that the learner could relate to the problem as well as read up on the solution together.
- Several engaging interactivities were woven into the content to provide suitable relief from reading the text as well as an opportunity to test learner retention. The interactivities were kept simple to engage, but not overwhelm the learner.
- To cater to the diverse audience, the course was translated into three more languages, in addition to English. The graphics and images used were culturally diverse to avoid any kind of bias.
- Job-aids were embedded within the course for easy and ready reference – as per the need of the learner.
The ecourse was delivered by the corporate learning management system and linked to the HR database so that it could clearly reflect how well it was received among the audiences. The course on ergonomics was able to speak out to their intended audience well and deliver effective learning through well-thought-out strategies. The HR function could create a sound learning environment through the corporate learning management system and provided relevant information for the betterment of employees.