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How to organise cost effective training

Cost effective training is what most businesses desire. However, cost effectiveness is not just about decreasing expenses. When analysing if a training course is cost effective you also need to consider the results the business will gain from the training.

Continue reading to learn about cost effective training and what you can implement today.

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Will outsourcing your training help to scale your learning and development efforts?

In most businesses these days, it is a requirement to keep costs to a minimum. This makes it difficult for most companies to pay for in-house training. Outsourcing training to a third party, in most cases, can reduce the cost to a fraction of what it would cost in-house. 

However, there is a difference between outsourcing the creation of training versus outsourcing the delivery of training.

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When should you conduct a Training Needs Analysis?

First things first, conducting a training needs analysis (TNA) is not a once-off task. TNAs need to be conducted, reviewed, updated and modified at different intervals throughout the year. However, you need to ensure that this process is cost-effective so that your team can do more than just conduct TNAs with their budget.

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Costs to consider when organising staff training

As the training and development team, your number one priority is to provide development opportunities to your staff, supporting them to achieve their goals in their performance plans. While this is the priority, the foremost question that lingers in the background is “How much will this cost?”

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How can staff training increase labour productivity?

No matter the industry you work in, whether you offer a service or a product, your staff have minimum levels of productivity that they need to meet.

As the learning and development team, you need to support your staff to, at a minimum, achieve the key performance indicators (KPIs) in their roles.

Continue reading to learn about how can staff training increase labour productivity?

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Outsourcing staff training saves money, but how do you ensure quality? 

You want to focus on providing quality training and development but you need to stick to a strict budget.   These are mutually exclusive requirements.

Here are 3 simple steps you can implement to preserve quality training and development

Consider TaaS as an extension of the training & development (T&D) team. They are not replacing the entire T&D processes; they are alleviating the company of the high costs associated with delivering in-house training. 

You and TaaS must work together collaboratively to preserve the quality of the development opportunities you provide your staff.

Learn how you can preserve quality training while meeting budget constraints. 

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Working Smarter not Harder

You purchase a software that costs $2,000 per month. To implement the software, you hire experts to work with your super-user team during 3 intensive day sessions at a cost of $1,500 per session. That is an Work smarter not harder additional $4,500. You recognise that all end-users also need training in the software. The software company offers end-user training at $180 per hour, or you can deliver this in house which also comes at a cost.

To implement the software, your first month's invoice is a minimum of $6,500. With this high investment, you expect that staff are effective at utilising the software and productivity is improved. How can you ensure that staff retain skills from such training sessions to optimise software functionality?

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Live Online Training

Corporate Training Solutions is committed to quality education driven by innovation. Our instructors provide relevant, practical, easy to apply knowledge and skills that will enhance and deepen your teams skills. Not just a Zoom Show & Tell Session, our Live Online training platform enables us to provide our learners with interactive, hands-on, instructor-led software training. Here are some of the features:

  • Instructor sees each individual students screen in a tabbed window - a full "over-the-shoulder" screen view of each student desktop
  • Instructor shares their screen with each student - this appears in a separate tab - which can be moved to a second screen if desired
  • Instructors encourage an open microphone policy - enabling group discussions and questions from any learner at any time
  • Instructor can interact directly with a student environment - providing personalised, private assistance if required
  • Instructor can demonstrate and share a student screen with all or selected learners
  • Learners can interact with other learners
  • Includes a Private Chat (Instructor-Learner) or Group Chat (to provide group information or links to other resources)
  • Includes a discrete Request for Assistance (Learner-Instructor)

To ensure the learning sticks and goals are achieved we build in follow up opportunities through

  • Downloadable Quick Reference Guides and other resources
  • Includes links to online course materials for review.

No software required, as we provide a fully provisioned environment through a web browser.

You just need a computer with an internet connection and a web browser.  You can learn from home or from work. No need to travel.


Virtual Instructor-led Training

2 minute read  |   Yölande Eriksen

There is much more to the successful delivery of virtual online training, especially for software training,  than using running a Zoom session. 

To ensure our learners receive the same instructor-led learning experience, Corporate Training Solutions Aust. have invested in a platform specifically designed to enable the instructor to not only share their screen but to view each participant screen and provide over-the-should assistance.

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Working from Home

1 minute read  |  Yölande Eriksen

Many organisations have rolled out a work-from-home (WFM) policy amid the spread of the COVID-19.  This means that many people are now working remotely without the interaction and support of their colleagues. For those who are not used to working from home, there can be a sense of loss, loneliness and loss of productivity through distractions.  Here are some points to help.

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