To have a successful learning experience, leaders should welcome employee feedback immediately after a module is complete. This immediate feedback is valuable to improve the relationship between managers and employees, as well as to exhibit mastery of a given skill or topic.
Getting honest feedback from trainees will also help leaders do the following:
- Revise an organization’s onboarding process: By knowing what went right and what can be improved through the eyes of your employees provides the foundation for building an engaging learning experience. Incorporating new learning systems into an organization can be intimidating, so it is important that an employee has the appropriate skills and knowledge to help them make a smooth transition. Opening the door for feedback has the potential to provide an effective and consistently successful onboarding process with every wave of new candidates.
- Discover the relevance of information taught: There will most likely be a new system or a new program that trainees will need to learn to keep the organization successful. Find out if what’s being taught is relevant and can be used to make an immediate impact. Lessons that are not applicable instantly may not be the best use of a training experience. Depending on how much time is allowed to learn a new skill, you need to make the best of that time so the input of your students and trainees can help keep things done in an efficient manner. Time is money.
- Highlight content that can further engage employees: When employees are engaged in training, they are more likely to enjoy the material and retain what’s being taught. By receiving this type of feedback about the LMS, leaders can tailor the structure of future modules accordingly. In order for employee learning to be successful, employee feedback needs to be matched with action for leadership to continue building upon the positive experience.
A platform like the Ascendis LMS can be used to customize the experience and even provide trainees a chance to see how they’re doing in their training compared to their colleagues. The collaborative experience could work well for trainees that need a little something extra to soak in and learn from their experience.