Keeping Employee Training Costs Down

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Employee training costs are one of the more annoying things you have to contend with in business. The thing is, it’s not just about monetary expenses, though those are severe problems as well. When you get into all of the resources that a training period incurs, it adds up to a series of pretty big expenses all around. In combination with the complexities of training techniques, these employee training costs can just tip the scales to the point that training is something you find yourself working around needing as much as possible. Well, you can get away with that for so long, and then it all breaks down completely. Well, I have a solution for reducing these costs, but let’s really look for a minute at what some of them are, because chances are you aren’t considering all the factors here anyhow. The first is of course all of the training monetary expenses that are brought in through technology to support the learning, professionals to handle conducting the training, and any support resources needed to facilitate these processes for a long period of time. But, greater than that is the expense of time eaten up by training. While training is underway, work isn’t being done. The longer this training has to go on, the more of a time cost you have brought upon you. Now, most traditional training methods are too crap to even justify these expenses anyhow, so you’re left in a position where you need to not only abate these expenses, but find a way to make training less horrible at the same time. That’s a headache and a half, isn’t it? Well, there’s a technology that solves both of these problems quite ingeniously. If you haven’t heard of WalkMe at this point, then I must ask you if it’s nice in the distant galaxy you hail from, because this bad boy is everywhere now. This tutorial creation program is unique, because it creates a dynamic macro that lives inside forms. From there, the macro can react to user activities by watching form and browser states. The logic to control the conditions and reactions to them is simple, and point and click. The end result is a module which can basically hold the hands of users while they learn. It can prompt them, correct mistakes, direct element focus and the like. It makes guiding users through infinitely complex tasks not only possible but easy to implement. Now, this reduces the training costs in a pretty direct way. First, the cost of work loss is eliminated, or at least reduced significantly because users are getting real work done as they train. Along with this, it makes training faster as it’s a learn by practice model, and it cuts down on the need for tutors for one on one guidance and drilling for any process that needs to be learned. So, while it seems like there’s an impassible mess with employee training costs and effectiveness of the training … that’s not the case, because WalkMe was designed to answer just this conundrum and man, does it do it quite expertly. Before WalkMe, training was a tedious exercise in partial futility. Well that changed quickly!


Jason is the former Lead Author & Editor of TrainingStation Blog