Before commencing a training program, it is important to ascertain your training needs first. If it is an online training you need to be surer about what you want to inculcate in your staff so as to ensure better performance. Carrying out an in-depth assessment of your online training needs will enable you to determine, crucial performance issues, carry out an analysis and the effectiveness of your current online training strategies. This will help in chalking out a training plan that will offer you the maximum returns on investment.
Given below is a checklist that you can walk through before designing an online training program for boosting employee performance:
Choosing Feedback Methods: First, you need to analyze which data will help you take informed decisions. You need to gather all the feedback methods and tools available which will help you to decide which tools and methods will provide you the information you need.
Choose Staff Participants: The data that you collect will help you to ascertain the personnel you choose for participating in the training program. It is imperative to choose staff that represents all levels of the company if this is a program for all in the company.
Carefully Craft a List of Questions: You need to carefully craft a list of questions for all your participants to assess their online training needs. Ensure that you draft different questions for different departments. There should be some questions that you can commonly ask everyone and some related to their department, skills and work processes.
Compare the Current Online Training Strategy in Place: Check which online training approach works best and which doesn’t. Check which instructional methods serve your performance goals. Check whether all the training materials are up-to-date. If there are any gaps in the current strategy, you need to ensure that those are filled the second time around.
Analyze your Findings: Once you are done collecting all the data required, you need to analyze your findings. This will help you know about the challenges that you could face thereby enabling you access your online training strategy.
Based on all these you can develop learning goals, objectives, and strategies based on the data and analysis.