Like most of us, I’m addicted to my mobile phone. I’m excited when I hear a “bing” or see a notification pop up on my screen. And I know that I’m not alone.
According to research from RescueTime, an app created to monitor iOS and Android phone use, people generally spend an average of three hours and 15 minutes on their phones every day, with the top 20% of smartphone users spending upwards of four and a half hours.
For most Americans, their mobile phone is their lifeline. On average, we check our phones 58 times a day, with 30 check-ins happening during working hours. Given the use of mobile apps for various needs throughout the day, it makes sense that mobile devices can also be used for training, certifications, and eLearning.
Here are 7 killer ways you can train your staff with a mobile app:
Improve learner engagement
Your employees don’t want to be stuck in a classroom listening to a lecture. They want to be able to study and train on their own terms. Using mobile devices makes it easier for employees to learn anytime and from anywhere. A mobile app can provide content in the form of microlearning – or bite-sized information – that helps engage end users. Employees are more likely to use their company’s online training tools if the content is broken up into multiple, shorter lessons.
Boost adoption and good training habits
Training has to be as easy as possible. If there are any hurdles, people will quickly lose interest. If you want your employees to start the training, engage with the training, and complete all of the necessary steps, you have to make it fun and easy. And, make sure your learners can quickly pick back up wherever they left off.
Facilitate higher completion rates
People want to learn at work in the same way they would on their own time. To keep your learners on track and get them to complete their training, send your employees notifications, alerts, and real-time updates to their phones to motivate them to finish.
Expand training reach
Many workers spend time during the day out of a traditional office. If your employees work remotely and visit their clients, such as an insurance or real estate agent, or spend their days in a warehouse or retail store, they don’t have time to put in two hours on instructor-led lessons. A mobile app gives employees the ability to complete 10 minutes of training whenever they can grab a chance.
Scale your training with ease
Using a mobile app to train your employees saves on costs, and also ensures that your learners have the latest, real-time content rather than accessing outdated documents. If you work in a highly-regulated industry (such as insurance and financial services), you can complete legal or compliance training and know that you are using the most up-to-date rules and regulations.
Millennials grew up on technology and using mobile phones. Microlearning and gamification techniques are very effective for providing training to Millennials and Gen Z. They are eager to learn, tech-dependent, and want to work on their own terms. They’re perfectly suited to training on a mobile app.
If you need to train employees in different cities or even countries, it can be expensive and complicated to send instructors to lead classroom sessions. A mobile app works across all time zones and allows employees to receive training on their own terms.
Want to learn more about how the CatalystXL mobile app can help you reach your training and eLearning goals? We can launch a private-label mobile app in 2 hours with enterprise-class features and functionality, including Connected Workforce and Sales Enablement. We can make your app available in the Apple Store and Google Play within 48 hours.