Onboarding employees and training staff on current or new applications that your business is adopting can take a lot of time. In many offices it’s a “trial by fire,” leaving a team member asking others whenever they hit a roadblock.
The cost for not properly training employees is seen in lack productivity and higher turnover rate. In order for people to be successful, they need quality training that helps them master the tools they need to use daily in their job.
New employees who don’t feel they can achieve their career goals with a company are 30 times more likely to leave than those that get proper support and encouragement.
And high turnover is costly, due to the time invested in training a new employee. The average cost of turnover is 33% of an employee’s annual salary. So, losing an employee in a position making $65,000 per year would cost a business approximately $21,450.00
Ensuing proper training doesn’t have to be a huge burden on a company if you use the right platform. Training on things like Office 365, Excel, and QuickBooks can be done effectively and without a huge burden on your team by using the learning platform, Bigger Brains.
How the Bigger Brains Platform Works
Connect2Geek is a Bigger Brains partner and we recommend the platform to our clients that need help streamlining their employee education. It’s an award-winning eLearning site that is used by companies such as Mitsubishi and United.
The interface includes over 100 eLearning courses designed to engage the learner and give them the training they need to help foster a more productive workplace.
Each course is available online and can be accesses by desktop, tablet, or smartphone. The courses are organized into the following main categories:
- IT Training
- Microsoft Office
- Sales & Marketing
- Workplace Safety
Some of their most popular courses include:
- Mastering Excel
- Mastering Office
- Power Up PowerPoint
- Top 5 Marketing Mistakes
- Mastering Microsoft Outlook
What makes Bigger Brains different than other eLearning platforms? Here are several of the benefits of using the site for your employee training needs.
Your employees can receive the help of a real live person to ask questions and get a better understanding of the course material. You can request most of the Bigger Brains teachers for live trainings, in person or online. This gives you the option of using both live trainings and prerecorded courses to ensure your employees are getting the training they need.
Brain Bot for Learning Retention
It’s easy for people to forget parts of their training a week or so later. Unless the information is applied regularly, it can end up falling to the wayside. Bigger Brains helps combat this through their Brain Bot.
Brain Bot an AI-based chatbot that will send periodic communications to your employees about a particular course to them retain that knowledge. These communications, or “training boosters,” can be scheduled in a series of interactions such as:
- Sending some fill-in-the-black or multiple-choice questions
- Via a poll about the curriculum content
- Video or image-based questions
- Resource links for them to read or watch as a follow up
SCORM & xAPI Classes
If you use a learning management software (LMS) that uses Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) for course format, then you’ll be able to use Bigger Brains courses with that.
All their courses are SCORM and xAPI format compatible and are guaranteed to work with any LMS that supports any version of SCORM (even older ones).
Have a different LMS that you need your employee courses to be compatible with? Their team of developers can do any tweaking needed to ensure compatibility with the LMS your organization uses.
Courses Designed for Optimum Learning
The experienced teachers at Bigger Brains design their classes for maximum retention and efficiency. They mirror the ideal in-person classroom setting with a master teacher, a learner, questions, discussion, and more.
The elements that go into creating their courses include:
- Making them easily accessible in 10-minute modules
- Collaborating with carefully selected instructors to create a quality course
- Effective presentations by experienced teachers
- Courses can be taken when convenient for the learner or scheduled live
You Know Who the Teachers Are
Some eLearning platforms just serve up generic content and you’re not sure of the quality of the instructor before you sign on. Bigger Brains has all their teacher bios on their website, so you know exactly who the instructors are, what their background is, their specialty areas, and how much teaching experience they have.
Find Out More About Bigger Brains for Employee Training
Have you let your employee training slide because you didn’t have a good tool to deliver it consistently? Looking for a more engaging way to help your team learn and retain information that can improve their productivity? Connect2Geek can answer all your questions about Bigger Brains and get you set up to try it out.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling 208-468-4323 or contacting us online.