Our new solution is simple, just like you can assign content to specific learners, you can assign content to a specific physical location.
Most learners have a smartphone within reach at all times. They’re already used to grabbing it when they need information on the go. And that constant contact makes your Learning Management System (LMS) all the more engaging and useful.
It’s not all sunshine, though. New technologies mean new challenges with online training management. Hourly employees have access to training 24/7. What happens when they pull up your Learning Management System off the clock? Do you know whether your state, like California, has labor laws with training regulations that require you to pay hourly employees for training completed outside of work?
One quick fix is to only give learners access to the LMS while at work. That makes sense, but quick fixes can have unexpected effects on big-picture strategy. For instance, driving engagement becomes a bit more complicated when learners have limited access.
Cristy and Mike share a laugh during a Wisetail work session.
Our clients with hourly and part-time employees gave us this puzzler not too long ago. They needed to separate training content from cultural content. Otherwise, they’d have to track time spent on training and figure out how to fit that into the learner’s work schedule. And figuring that out can send you down a research-filled rabbit hole of hypotheticals.
So, we took that quick fix idea and crafted a solution that allows you to keep certain content available only at work while allowing all learners full access to the system’s social and communication features. We call it “@Work.”
The solution, it turned out, was simple. Just like you can assign content to specific learners, with @Work you can assign content to a specific physical location.
Interaction with the System
It’s important that learners have access to cultural content, communication, and social features on your LMS. Their interactions with the system help keep them engaged and emotionally invested in company culture. That connection continues after they’ve clocked out for the day.
Unlimited access to cultural and personal development content is a great way to foster that connection. Curating Ted Talks, book recommendations, or podcasts can help you engage and retain millennial employees. Research shows millennials—the largest and fastest growing segment of the workforce—want to work for organizations that offer opportunities for development and growth.
Let’s say you’re with a restaurant and need to boost engagement among part-time workers. You could pair a seasonal promotions course with a user video upload contest where part-timers compete for concert tickets or gift cards. One of our clients—an industry leading juicery—does just that each month. And it works: their level of engagement is in the top 10 of all Wisetail clients and top five among restaurants.
The key to successful learner outreach is constant access to your LMS. And with @Work, you can do just that worry free.