Providing Continuing Education Through a Mobile App

November 17, 2021
Learning with Mobile Apps

Ninety-three percent of employees said that well-planned employee training programs positively affect their level of engagement. (Axonify)

As an employer, it’s important to understand the needs and wants of your employees. When job searching, people often expect benefits such as healthcare and retirement plans. But, offering training opportunities to your employees ranks up there as another important perk when job hunting.

Meeting the expectations of your employees through continuing education

Did you know that sixty percent of workers embarked upon their own skills training last year, highlighting an unmet appetite in the workforce for greater knowledge. (EduMe)

Continuing to grow one’s skills and increase their professional knowledge plays a role in employee satisfaction, their ability to engage and their willingness to stay. Creating easily accessible learning opportunities is a worthy expense when you consider the cost to onboard new employees versus retaining the ones you already have. 

Consider providing highly-targeted training to employees and offering incentives to participate. Certificates, free gift cards and even verbal recognition can be a great way to entice employees to participate and praise them for their willingness to learn. 

How can I present training that is engaging and interesting to the employee?

People are  95% more likely to retain information when conveyed via video than via text alone.(EduMe)

It’s no surprise that video is the number one way people enjoy consuming information. 

So, when considering how you might provide your educational content, make sure you leverage the power of video. 

Why a mobile app is the perfect continuing education platform

What makes a mobile app a great channel to provide continuing education is the ability to house everything in one place. 

From message boards and training materials to actual training modules, a mobile app is a one-stop shop for all your continuing education needs. 

And, considering people spend on average five hours a day on their mobile devices, a mobile app is the perfect solution for providing training. 

Use pulse surveys to determine the level of satisfaction from your employees

Pulse Surveys are the most effective way to understand employee reception as they enjoy a response rate that’s 45-55% higher than traditional surveys. (EduMe)

A pulse survey is a real-time opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of your training. The reason pulse surveys are better than regular surveys is because they are given immediately following an event when the event is still top of mind. 

Through a mobile app, you can conduct post training pulse surveys and leverage the data to improve future training. You can also open up the survey to allow for all around input from your employees. 

Find out more about how you can quickly and affordably create a mobile app to solve your educational needs!