In today’s challenging business world, you are probably seeking ways of enhancing your competitive edge while cutting down costs. Any initiative that can improve your employee productivity and operations is worthy of attention. Because we are all different in the way we talk, learn, and perceive the world around us, a “one size fits all” approach can’t be an effective way to train your employees for the purpose of improving productivity. Meaning, time has come to embrace personalization, especially in training.

 

A research conducted by the University of Texas shows that the preference of people for personalization boils down to two main aspects:

• Being in control
When people understand that learning is tailored to fit their interest, needs, and goals, they feel they are in control and this leads to a successful learning experience.

• Avoidance of information overload
Personalization learning overcomes information overload on trainees because they don’t need to learn loads of information. They only learn what is beneficial to them at that particular time. Instead of wasting time filtering out unnecessary learning materials, they focus on beneficial information acquisition.

When your employees are not motivated by the training technique you are using, there won’t be much engagement among them and this leads to underperformance. Therefore, you should tailor your training to fit the employees’ needs, interests, and learning styles.

Benefits of Personalized Learning to Your Organization

Reduces employee turnover 
Personalization learning overcomes information overload on trainees because they don’t need to learn loads of information. They only learn what is beneficial to them at that particular time. Instead of wasting time filtering out unnecessary learning materials, they focus on beneficial information acquisition.

Increases customer satisfaction 
When your employees are well trained, they will offer higher quality services to customers.

Portrays you as a good employer to attract top talents 
Job seekers are always looking for an organization that is willing to invest in them. If you are that organization, attracting, keeping, and retaining top talents is more likely.

Strengthens your market position 
With satisfied customers, excellent services, and well-trained employees, you will certainly have a competitive edge in the market.

Improves productivity 
Personalized training gives employees on-demand skills relating to their jobs which in turn improve their skills. Skilful employees are naturally more productive.

Benefits of Personalized Training for Employees

It Improves the Retention Rate
Applying different learning styles, your employees will have an opportunity to not only learn, but also to enjoy the training session. Moreover, applying a personalized training technique to each employee boosts the acquisition of information and the retention rate.

It Increases Their Productivity
When you eradicate unnecessary information through personalized training, your employees learn only what they need to complete a task. Therefore, they will spend more time doing productive work, and minimal time in unnecessary training.

Your learning techniques must constantly evolve if you want to keep your employees engaged. A report shows that 75 percent of employees forget everything they are taught in the last compulsory training session. However, one way to overcome this challenge is to introduce personalized training. Though it takes time to familiarize with various personalized training techniques, the benefits are worth your effort.