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Mobile Learning in Employee Development

Is your company using mobile devices and content in its employee development, onboarding, or training programs?

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As smartphones and tablets continue to have a major impact on the way that people communicate and consume information, companies must also adjust the role that mobile devices play in their efforts.

Here are some of the ways that mobile devices may be utilized in employee development and training programs — along with the benefits that they can bring:

Employee Onboarding

The employee onboarding process plays a critical role in the success of a new hire. With many departments being asked to do more with less, it is very important that any new employees that are brought in become productive as soon as possible.

Businesses can speed up that process by sharing mobile-optimized versions of training materials early on with employees. This can be done prior to the employee’s first day on the job, but certainly following their formal acceptance of the job offer.

By sharing these mobile materials, new hires will be able to consume important educational materials at home on their smartphone or tablet.

Training Programs

Providing mobile-optimized materials during training programs can also bring benefits to an employer and an employee.

Within an office-based classroom setting, employers may be able to reduce costs by investing in mobile hardware such as tablets as opposed to PCs.

Also, as individuals continue to rely on mobile devices to learn and consumer information in other aspects of their live, they may prefer to get up to speed on work-related training programs via similar hardware as well. When this is the case, it may mean that they pay greater attention to the material being presented.

Additional Uses

There are certainly many additional ways that companies can incorporate mobile technology into their business — as well as additional benefits.

Is your company currently utilizing mobile within your onboarding or training programs? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the Comments below!


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