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13
Oct
2023
The Benefits of Application Software Training for Your Team

The Benefits of Application Software Training for Your Team

Whether you run an airline, a convenience store, or a tax accounting firm, chances are you and your employees have participated in some form of workplace training. The global corporate training industry is currently worth $345.56 billion and projected to reach a staggering $493.32 billion by 2028¹. However, if you do not provide your team with proper and adequate training, especially for software programs, it can be detrimental to your organization¹. According to Zippia, only 41 percent of U.S. employees receive formal training, and this lack thereof results in higher turnover rates and decreased productivity¹. You need a solution that not only helps your team learn new software applications, but also boosts their on-the-job competence and confidence.
    Enter application software training platforms. They offer your team the opportunity to learn a new software program – or a new version of your company’s existing software – quickly and easily, while retaining greater knowledge than they would without training². In this article, we will highlight the benefits of application software training programs for your team.
    One key benefit of application software training programs is that they boost your team’s engagement². If you only train your team using simple PowerPoint presentations like the one shown below, chances are they will not remember as much as they would using more interactive learning methods². Fortunately, however, software training programs let your team learn the chosen platform through hands-on experience². This will help them build confidence in the platform, thus encouraging them to complete your training program more quickly². Keep in mind, too, that 92 percent of employees believe well-planned training programs increase engagement, and this higher engagement enhances productivity by 21 percent on average¹. In short, if your employees are engaged in the training, they will be more engaged in their jobs, helping them deliver predictably awesome solutions for your business every day.



(Image courtesy of https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-presentation-in-powerpoint-422250f8-5721-4cea-92cc-202fa7b89617)

Another advantage of application software training is that it helps your employees build confidence through hands-on learning experiences². Since these programs are controlled virtual environments, your team can immerse themselves in the software and try new features without the risk of damaging your business’s infrastructure². Additionally, enabling your employees to perform real-world tasks using your software helps them learn from their errors³. Furthermore, if your team members are well-versed in what they should and should not do on your chosen software platform, they will be more self-confident and thus less likely to make mistakes on the job³. This demonstrates the importance of application software training for everyone in your business.
    While application software training platforms boost employee engagement and build confidence through hands-on experience, they also accelerate the adoption rate for your chosen software platform². Chances are your team members represent a variety of technical abilities, from novices to experienced experts². If your training is inadequate, it will unsurprisingly take longer for new users to become well-versed in your software programs². Meanwhile, if your employees do not understand the chosen software platform, they will shun it altogether². Thankfully, however, application software training lets your team use the software themselves to gain experience, leading to quicker product adoption and onboarding². Since effective software training can increase product usage rates by up to 68 percent, these programs are essential for building employees’ competence on your platform of choice².

Still another benefit of application software training is that it helps your employees retain the knowledge they need to get their jobs done². For example, training platforms let you create dynamic and engaging content quickly and easily². Because software programs are updated with new features regularly, you must let your team learn them at their own pace, so they can manage it more easily². Furthermore, since application software training platforms allow users to learn with continuous practice, they will help your team build lasting software knowledge². In short, application software training helps your employees gain and retain valuable knowledge so they can perform their jobs more competently than ever.

(Image courtesy of https://elearningindustry.com/tips-develop-software-online-training)

                If you are seeking predictably awesome software training for your team, navitend can help. We offer two main types of software application training – public and private – for clients in New Jersey, New York, and eastern Pennsylvania. Our free public training sessions give both clients and non-clients the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of software platforms, from familiar apps like PowerPoint to less familiar ones like Bookings and Keeper. We also offer private training sessions, where our clients pay us for comprehensive software training in their own environment. Either way, we can provide your team with the software training they need to perform their jobs competently and confidently every day.

                Navitend can help you. Call 973.448.0070 or setup an appointment today.

Sources:

¹Zippia. “35 Key Employee Training and Development Statistics [2023]: Data + Trends” by Jack Flynn. Retrieved from https://www.zippia.com/employer/employee-training-development-statistics/.  

²Appsembler. “Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Software Training Platform” by Bianca Hattingh. Retrieved from https://appsembler.com/blog/5-reasons-why-software-training-platform/#h-boost-engagement-and-knowledge-retention.

³eLearning Industry. “7 Tips to Facilitate Self-Confidence In Online Training” by Christopher Pappas. Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/tips-facilitate-self-confidence-in-online-training.

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