If you have domestic staff, you should really consider booking online e-learning training courses for them. There are so many benefits to making sure your staff is up to date on all training. And by choosing to book e-learning training, they can get started straight away. Find out here why you should book e-learning training for your staff.
What Are E-Learning Training Courses
If you are considering booking an e-learning training course for your staff, you might want to first fully understand what that means. You might be familiar with in-person training courses. Where you would, for example, send your staff to a training weekend in a group. Another option is for a trainer to come to your property to provide tailor-made training.
E-learning can offer a great alternative to in-person training. Because perhaps in-person training is not available, or possible. It can also be much easier to schedule into a working week. You do not have to find time off to send your staff on a training course, on set dates. With e-learning, you simply pick and choose when you want your staff to start the training. It offers much flexibility. And can therefore also be spread out over more days, weeks, and sometimes even months too, where needed.
What To Expect From an Online Course
Simply put, an e-learning training course is exactly the same as an in-person training course. However, what makes it e-learning, is that this training is fully created to be taught online. Meaning that there is no need to sit in a classroom. Or do any type of face to face training.
E-learning courses are by no means new. But in the last couple of years, many training providers are now offering e-learning versions of their training courses too. Technology has developed a lot in the last couple of years too, with regards to online platforms. Meaning there are not only more options, but they are also in general better and easier access for more people.
And with improved online platforms too, training courses that would normally more practical based can now be cone online too. Often, this is done with the help of video’s incorporated into e-learning courses. This way students can still view all the new skills and practice accordingly too.
Why Invest In Training
Training for your staff, in general, is an important thing to invest in. There are many different reasons why people want their staff to undergo training.
Staff Issues – New Team Member
You do not only have to book training courses when there are issues with your staff. Although that can be a very good first reason already. Perhaps you have a new member of staff joining a team. Even though they might be experienced in other households, they still need to be able to work to your and the team’s standard. So by putting your new member of staff through a training course of choice, can really help. This way you ensure that the new staff member has the level of knowledge and newly learned skills, you want them to bring to the job. It can also be really helpful to the staff member themselves, as they will instantly understand what is expected of them too.
Teach New Skills
Another great reason why you should invest in training for your staff is if you want them to learn and apply new skills. This can work in many different ways. And especially in dual roles. For example, you might have a housekeeper/cook. Who might be amazing at cooking, but need finetuning in the housekeeping department. The same goes for any other dual role. It can often be tricky to find a member of staff who is very good in two different disciplines. So investing in training can really be of enormous help.
If you are expanding your staff, it might be worth having one of the staff members take a management training course. This is where they will learn how to be in charge of other members of staff. And everything that comes with it. From hiring and firing to budgets, to name a few. If one of your staff members is going to take on a more managerial role – however small. Then investing in some training for them will be very beneficial. It might not be a role or task they have ever done before. Or comfortable with. By providing training, you instantly clarify expectations and set the standards right. For your new management staff, and the rest of the domestic staff too!
How To Get Your Staff Signed Up To Online E-Learning Courses?
Do you now see why you should book e-learning training for your staff? Or perhaps you would like to find out more. Either way, Polo & Tweed can help! We and our training academy are here for you – with all of our full training courses available in online formats too. So why not learn from the absolute best in the industry, from the leading name in domestic and hospitality training. To find out more about what options work best for you do contact us here now and we look forward to speaking to you.