HR Toolkit: Top Corporate Training Tools for 2022

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HR Toolkit: top corporate training tools for 2022

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The best HR toolkit benefits both the employer and employee. It has the ability to improve employee engagement and their overall working experience.

Through good corporate training, employee retention is improved as they feel supported within their job role. It’s important to encourage an employee to grow within your company. The best employees will always be looking to progress. Ultimately, supported and driven employees benefit the company overall. 

Therefore, training tools should be a critical part of a company’s HR toolkit. Productive and positive employees are the real driving force of a business. It’s crucial for an HR toolkit to be as interesting and engaging as possible.

Learning record stores

Learning record stores (LRS) are a key tool in an HR toolkit, as they facilitate learning experiences for the business. The LRS monitors, receives and stores data relating to the training programmes of employees. The systems can store huge amounts of data for an entire workforce. 

With this data, LRS’s can help you to monitor the success of your training programmes as they evolve. The large amounts of data stores can facilitate deeper data gathering, including highlighting trends within a company-wide training programme. 

For instance, if 95% of your employees are answering the same questions wrong, then your training programme needs to address this specific issue. As a result, your workplace training becomes more effective.

LRS’s allow for groups to collaborate in group learning sessions, where learners can get the most out of tailored learning sessions. They facilitate gamification and other rich content experiences within learning tools, such as interactive video, AR, VR and more.

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Digital experiences

Digital experiences are extremely powerful tools that have seen significant growth in the learning programmes of today. This is primarily because they’re highly immersive and participative. Users want to be a part of them. Importantly, digital experiences can be integrated with an LMS or LRS. 

This approach means that you leverage the power of the LMS/LRS, combining generic training, and more bespoke or custom digital experiences. LRS’s also allow you to extend the functionality of your other HR services so that data can be used to create better support for your employees as they work.

Digital experiences support organisational change imperatives by allowing users to explore the impact of their decisions and actions. Allowing you to build subject-specific scenarios, where you must use the knowledge gained to complete realistic tasks. For these reasons, digital experiences are a must in corporate training, and therefore an essential part of a company’s HR toolkit.

Theoretical frameworks are the key to the most impactful learning techniques. For example, a primary school teacher needs to have knowledge and training on how early learning works. We believe that behavioural science plays a key role in the successful implementation of digital experiences.

The role of behavioural science

According to the Centre for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan, if we are strategic in how we learn, it will improve our learning outcomes. Behavioural science helps us to understand how people respond to situations and environments. In short, why people behave as they do. 

In corporate training for example, behavioural science frameworks might help you to understand an employee’s motivations,the environmental factors that affect them or the abilities they deploy. It can also help you design more effective learning for your teams.

Some key theories on how behavioural science can aid learning are the ‘chunking technique’ or the ‘spacing effect’. 

The chunking technique involves combining multiple  pieces of information into useful groups. The aim is to combine multiple pieces of data into a larger assembly, so that we can increase the quantity of information that we’re able to remember.

 One of the most common examples of the chunking technique is how we memorise phone numbers. We chunk groups of numbers together to memorise the longer list. Remembering a long string of numbers is a lot easier if you break them up into chunks of two or three.

Another example of how behavioural science can aid learning is the ‘spacing effect’. The spacing effect involves spacing learning out over a period of time, as opposed to overloading people with too much information all at once. 

The spacing effect also prioritises the need to revisit information. Large hoards of information in one short sitting are unlikely to be retained. Breaking that information down into small pieces, and revisiting frequently ensures maximum retention. Even if your teams are well-trained, they can always benefit from a refresher course. 

At BAD, we understand behavioural science and its impact on corporate training. We develop custom-made digital experiences to help companies deliver the best training for their teams. We can help you develop and deliver the best digital corporate training tools at your company. Get in touch today to find out in detail how we can help you improve your HR toolkit.

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