More organisations are using videos to train staff than ever before. Traditional courses are often expensive and with the recession continuing to bite, many businesses are making more cutbacks in less essential aspects. But training remains important, and an online training video can be a good alternative to expensive, disruptive courses.
Here are the benefits:
- Staff can learn at their own desk, so there’s no need to hire an expensive trainer or send vital personnel off for days at a time.
- With an online training video, staff can learn at their own pace. If there’s something they don’t understand or are unsure of, they can simply pause or go back a step.
- Video training can cover virtually any subject, from teaching employees how to use a design package to training staff in the next level of accounting software.
- The videos can be tailored to incorporate a range of different features including music and graphics.
- Staff learn more effectively through a hands-on visual method that uses examples rather than a traditional method of reading a training manual.
- A training video is highly engaging for staff to use especially if they have to complete examples.
- The costs of using a training video are much lower than a traditional training course. In addition, the one-off cost for producing the video can be recouped when it is used again and again in the future.
- Using training videos means that staff continue to learn and progress. This new form of training will boost morale and motivation whilst promoting engagement with the organisation.
Training videos can be custom made to suit different needs and requirements. Possible features include:
- Built in links – by inserting links into the training video, you can make it more interactive for the user, for example to test them.
- Chapter tutorials – training videos can be used as a series of tutorials. Users progress through the chapters at their own pace.
- Simulations – training videos can incorporate simulations so that the users can try out certain situations in a guided environment.
- Narration and voiceovers – these can help the user to get a better understanding.
- Music, animation, images and highlights – can all be used to make the video more compelling to watch. They can also be used in the form of a video presentation.
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