Footprints – Training & eTracking Solutions Blog

The Cost of Implementing Online Training

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

If you’re aware of the possibility of online training, you’re naturally going to want to know the cost of switching over. How much is it going to cost you to change? It’s a complicated answer that should be broken down into two paths – you could purchase a learning management system for your company, or you could go to an online training provider and purchase their training programs for your staff.

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Online Training 101

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Feb 26, 2019

When someone says the words, “online training”, are you likely to give them a blank stare, or think to yourself, “Sounds boring”? Most of us have at least looked up a video explaining how to do something if we’re stuck – and guess what? That’s a form of online training!

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Flu Season is Here - Start Protecting Yourself Today

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Flu season is upon us, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone six months of age and older to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Bottom line: the more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from the flu virus.

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Tags: online training, health care

How Overworking is Actually a Detriment to the Workplace

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Do you check your emails constantly after your work day is done? Do you spend late nights getting a jump start on the next day’s workload? Do you avoid taking vacation days or sick days because you feel you’ll fall too far behind in your projects?

You’re not alone. The average American worker has a 47-hour work week, which equivocates to about 9.4 hours per day for a 5-day week. Furthermore, an alarming 24% of Americans report that they haven’t taken a day off in more than a year, despite an increase in overall vacation days taken in the US. If you’re one of those people, consider how overworking can be detrimental to both your career and your health.

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Tags: online training

Online Training Q&A: What Users Need to Know

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Do you have a question about how to register for an online training course or navigate the training once you’ve made your purchase? If you do, you’re not alone. Even the most computer-savvy learners have questions for us every now and then.

First things first: you’re always welcome to call us (844-756-7500 or 410-308-8703) or email us (info@yourtrainingprovider.com). But we also wanted to provide this list of frequently asked questions for those of you who want an immediate answer to what seems like a simple question and those of you who prefer to solve problems on your own, without any interaction with customer support.

Here are some of the most common questions we get from clients. If your question isn’t on this list, leave it in the comments section so we can update this information and make life easier for everyone!

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Online Training Q&A

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Online training is more common than ever before with more and more companies offering training digitally and nearly every college and university offering fully online courses. But like everything new, there are skeptics – those who think online training isn’t effective, doesn’t engage learners, and doesn’t lend itself to knowledge retention.

So how do you decide whether or not online training is right for you and your employees? Here are some of the most common questions we get about online training – from making the jump to ensuring no one cheats.

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Myth Busters: Online Training Edition

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Online training is an excellent way for employees to learn on the job and develop vital skills. It’s also effective, inexpensive, and relatively simple to implement -and yet, many organizations cite unproven myths to avoid making the change from traditional in-person training to a more modern online option. So today we ask: what is it about online training that makes people nervous?

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Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Online Training

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Aug 02, 2018

As far as we’re concerned, the list of reasons to switch from traditional in-person training to online training is endless. Online training is convenient, it can be customized to fit your needs, it’s cost-effective, and so on.

Here are the top ten reasons we suggest online training over in-person on-site training.

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Online vs. In-House Training: Which is Right for Your Employees?

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Employee training is a critical component of any business. However, many companies struggle when choosing the best way to provide training. Should training be given in-person with a live trainer in front of a group of people or is online training better? For today’s purposes, we won’t even talk about a hybrid of the two. Like all debates, both methods have advantages and disadvantages.

If you’re undecided on the best course of action, here is a quick look at some of the main differences between online training and in-house training in the workplace.

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Online Training for Older Employees

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Online training is here to stay. With every new advancement in technology, more and more companies are making the switch from a predominantly in-house training format to a more modern and convenient online approach. While this transition appeals to younger employees who grew up with multiple devices and have relied on the internet for information for years, some older employees may find it more difficult to adapt to non-traditional out-of-the-classroom training.

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