About 47 percent of companies use mobile devices to train employees. This is because mobile devices have become essential to productivity. The average person uses a smartphone as a morning alarm, calendar, journal, calorie log, and much more. It’s only natural that mobile devices should also be used as work-related training tools, especially by busy finance professionals. Training that is facilitated by a mobile device is called mobile learning.
The Benefits of Mobile Learning
Mobile learning, which is a $12 billion industry, is multi-beneficial for employers as well as employees. For example, mobile learning…
- Allows employees to access training materials any time, from any place, offering them unparalleled convenience.
- Promotes higher levels of productivity.
- Increases the chances of finance professionals regularly participating in training.
- Increases knowledge retention.
- Helps companies meet compliance and safety training requirements.
- Trains professionals in the usage of the latest trends in the finance industry, equips them with practical skills, and encourages user adoption of new technologies.
In general, finance professionals can participate in much of the same training via mobile device as they would through a more traditional method of training. Since mobile learning is so convenient, more and more companies are opting to make it a vital aspect of employee training programs.
How to Train Finance Professionals Using Mobile Learning
Training professionals, specifically finance professionals, through mobile learning isn’t expensive or time-consuming. On the contrary, it is cost-effective and straightforward. Here are a few ways to promote mobile learning to finance professionals:
1. Text employees reminders about events, meetings, goals, and online course updates. Also, keep in mind that mobile devices perfectly lend themselves to video-based learning.
2. Let employees bring their mobile devices to work. By doing this, you’ll be effortlessly encouraging them to access work-related materials and training resources through their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Create a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy so employees will have a clear set of standards for mobile device usage in the workplace. The BYOD policy should take into consideration cybersecurity and require employees to regularly update anti-virus software on any device they access company data on.
3. Create a company/firm social media page where administrators and members can share training materials like videos, documents, blog posts, and articles. Allow personnel to access work-related social media accounts through their mobile devices for the sake of training. Set boundaries around social media usage in the office, and outline them in the BYOD policy.
4. Launch a learning management system (LMS). An LMS is designed to deliver, track, and report on online training. Mobile learning is a common feature most LMSs have. With an LMS, your company can deliver relevant online courses that finance professionals can access through mobile devices. Tip: choose an LMS service provider that offers ongoing customer support. Such providers walk you through the setup and delivery of mobile learning courses.
Mobile learning has become a staple mode of training for roughly half of all organizations. Is your company reliant on mobile learning for employee training?