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How to reduce costs for your 2016 training calendar

If you’re setting up your training calendar for 2016, there’s a few things that you may like to consider.

If blended learning is implemented properly, some considerable costs savings can be made:

1) Provide training to night staff at night: Not many training sessions are run overnight, which means staff need to attend during the day to get it done. What if they could actually do it on their night shift? If they can do it on their shift when it’s quiet, then there is no additional cost (you’re already paying them), and it means there’s no overtime either.

2) Pay staff for the time it takes to complete the training: Ever noticed how training sessions conveniently go for exactly 1-hour? What if a training session really only went for 39-minutes? Then that’s all you’d need to pay for. Apply that across 100+ staff, and it adds up.

3) Separate theory vs. practical training: Everyone sitting in a classroom-like environment for training that doesn’t have a hands-on component is costly. Some sessions can be done online without sacrificing quality… and this creates savings in terms of staff time, the cost of the trainer, and getting people’s roles covered.

Nothing can replace the benefits of face-to-face training for some things. Others can be done just as effectively using online education products that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device (even at home)… and mandatory training can cost less than $40 per annum


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