As the state pension age rises, it makes sound sense to consider adding new skills to your CV to improve your financial prospects. Whether you could do with additional training within your current profession or fancy a complete change of career, online courses offer the freedom and flexibility to train at your own pace.
Benefits for the Employee
Perhaps you’re fed up in your current position and desperate to re-train in an alternative career? In the current economic climate it can be a step too far to walk away from a regular salary, particularly where re-training is likely to be a costly affair. With the ability to work at home, or maybe during a commute, you can use your free time to study without having to sacrifice your income.
On the other hand, if you enjoy your work but would like to improve and upgrade your skills in order to progress further within your company then undertaking online study is an excellent way of going about it. Studying and working online allows you to continue in your current position without disrupting your workload.
A willingness to upgrade and improve shows employers that you have commitment to your work and demonstrates your desire to take on more responsibility. Some employers are prepared to pay for some, or even all, of the employee’s course fees in order to help them to achieve their goals, so if you are thinking of studying online tell your employer of your plans.
E-learning offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace, in your own time, whenever it is convenient for you. Courses are available in a huge variety of subjects, but make sure that you select a suitably approved online institution which offers recognized qualifications. You can get more information about the sort of courses available from well-known and respected providers online. Sites such as TrainingDirectory.com offer a good rundown on the type of courses available across a broad selection of industries.
Benefits for the Employer
A good manager knows that members of staff need to be kept motivated in order to perform at their best. Career progression plays an important part in employee motivation, whilst a knowledgeable and well-informed workforce is a positive asset to any company or business.
Training can be a massive drain on company resources, requiring dedicated trainers, workspace and time away from usual duties. Particularly for small to medium enterprises the expense involved in allocating the necessary resources to training can mean it is not feasible to implement a training program.
E-learning provides an incredibly simple and cost-effective solution to a company’s training problems, offering a range of courses which require no additional staff or resources such as meeting and lecture rooms. Whether working within company time or an employee’s own time, training can be undertaken in an incredibly tailored and cost-effective way, delivering targeted training solutions across a huge range of business, services and industries.
Choose recognized qualifications endorsed by governing bodies to ensure that qualifications achieved and training undertaken leads to enhanced performance, better pay increases and a more efficient business.