How to transform your training


Sometimes, you need to get back to basics in order to move forward. Many of today’s most disruptive technologies show that logic in action. Uber makes it simple and easy to catch a ride, Xero empowers just about anyone to run their own business and Airbnb relies on one of the most basic ideas of all – sharing.

The same idea should apply to the way businesses train and up-skill their employees. It’s been proven that video is one of the most effective tools in education. It improves people’s ability to recall facts and details – as much as 83% over a long period of time, and is more cost effective than many traditional training methods.

Why, then, did businesses spend close to half of their training hours last year delivering instructions in a traditional classroom setting?

It’s time to leave ‘the way it’s always been done’ behind and follow the lead of innovative, agile businesses that simplify and improve our day-to-day lives.

In the on-demand economy, businesses, HR and training leaders must get back to basics when it comes to training. Instead of spending $8 billion on traditional, cumbersome learning management systems, businesses should explore instant, scalable, on-demand solutions that cut through the clutter, enable information to be easily retained and turn training from a burden into an opportunity for improved competency, efficiency, safety and productivity.

Russell Francis is the CEO of Velpic, a cloud-based e-learning, training and inductions platform. He has more than 23 years’ international experience running successful businesses that build enterprise scale applications, and web and mobile apps for the likes of Citibank, ABN AMRO, P&O, Lloyds TSB, Dixons Stores Group, Goldman Sachs, ASDA, Bankwest, Western Power and JBWere. He was recently selected as The Most Disruptive CIO/CTO 2015 by Talent Unleashed.

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How to transform your training


Sometimes, you need to get back to basics in order to move forward. Many of today’s most disruptive technologies show that logic in action. Uber makes it simple and easy to catch a ride, Xero empowers just about anyone to run their own business and Airbnb relies on one of the most basic ideas of all – sharing.

The same idea should apply to the way businesses train and up-skill their employees. It’s been proven that video is one of the most effective tools in education. It improves people’s ability to recall facts and details – as much as 83% over a long period of time, and is more cost effective than many traditional training methods.

Why, then, did businesses spend close to half of their training hours last year delivering instructions in a traditional classroom setting?

It’s time to leave ‘the way it’s always been done’ behind and follow the lead of innovative, agile businesses that simplify and improve our day-to-day lives.

In the on-demand economy, businesses, HR and training leaders must get back to basics when it comes to training. Instead of spending $8 billion on traditional, cumbersome learning management systems, businesses should explore instant, scalable, on-demand solutions that cut through the clutter, enable information to be easily retained and turn training from a burden into an opportunity for improved competency, efficiency, safety and productivity.

Russell Francis is the CEO of Velpic, a cloud-based e-learning, training and inductions platform. He has more than 23 years’ international experience running successful businesses that build enterprise scale applications, and web and mobile apps for the likes of Citibank, ABN AMRO, P&O, Lloyds TSB, Dixons Stores Group, Goldman Sachs, ASDA, Bankwest, Western Power and JBWere. He was recently selected as The Most Disruptive CIO/CTO 2015 by Talent Unleashed.

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