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How to Supercharge Your Learning & Development Program
You’ve spent the time and money to set up and fine-tune your current learning and development program. The last thing you want to do now is rewire your entire training process – even if a new system has the proven capability to help you better train and retain your employees.
This is a problem many organizations face as new technology emerges on the market. The good news? You don’t have to scrap your existing programs and start over in order to implement a more effective training system.
Many companies are experiencing the multiple benefits of using VR technology within their current training program. Here are five reasons VR training will help enrich your current program:
Improves Retention Rates That Lead to More Competent Employees
To truly learn a new skill, people need to practice tasks in a hands-on format. Also important is providing trainees the opportunity to fail and learn from their mistakes—something which is not usually possible with traditional training systems. VR technology allows employees to physically step into their job roles and practice skills. This reduces stress during the training process and leads to better retention rates and more competent employees.
Safely Provides Hands-On Experience to Trainees
While a PowerPoint presentation might contain important information, it’s more important for employees to gain hands-on experience while learning a new skill instead of simply reading about how to perform a task. A virtual environment allows employees to practice skills in a hands-on format without any risk of injury or destroying property—something a traditional teaching environment doesn’t allow.
Decreases Trainee Stress Levels, Increase in Employee Retention Rates
New hires often drop out of training programs long before they ever step foot on a job floor. The reason: the stress of consuming mass amounts of info then being expected to reiterate it during testing or while completing a task. With the use of hands-on VR tech, trainees can gain confidence while building new skills at their own pace, without all the burnout.
Provides the Ability to Adjust for Training Variances
Traditional training measures, such as using a PowerPoint or a quiz to feed information to new employees, often fails to teach subtle differences across unstandardized environments. You need a training system that allows for variances. VR tech can be customized to adjust for variances to more exactly train employees in each environment.
Ensures Better Utilization of L&D and SME’s time
Traditional training methods rely heavily on having subject matter experts on hand to train and teach materials. A VR training program takes the burden off SMEs having to conduct live training, while allowing new trainees to learn skills in a safe, virtual environment.
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Contact us today to learn how to incorporate VR technology into your current training program.
Adding new technology into an existing program is often one of the more challenging parts of onboarding a new system.
From teaching SMEs how to use VR equipment to integrating VR technology into your current computer programs, our team is here to help ensure a smooth transition.