Online learning programmes allow employees to grow and develop. However, according to Gallup, only 4 in 10 employees strongly agree that they have opportunities at work to learn and grow. From a business perspective, it’s clear that investing in your employees by giving them the support and resources required to improve their skillset is a vote of confidence that can increase staff loyalty and establish an engaged workforce.

There are many benefits of e-learning. It’s an innovative way to build employee engagement and satisfaction, while employees who participate can improve core workplace metrics such as productivity and retention. In addition, the virtual format offered by online learning gives employees the flexibility to learn from the comfort of their own home, with courses that can begin with just a few clicks of a button.

Helping employees to achieve their learning goals can grow engagement and improve wellbeing throughout your organisation. Learning and development are high on the list of priorities for employees, as highlighted in LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, where 94% of employees said they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development. There is a broad range of options for online learning which can be used to develop talent from within and address the key areas of employee health and wellbeing. Targeted courses can expand skill sets in specific areas to strengthen workplace performance while personal development training improves financial wellness and emotional health.

There are numerous possibilities when it comes to finding the most suitable remote learning style for your employees from video and webinars to game-based learning and graphic animations. Online learning also offers convenient study online options where employees can learn at their own pace and repeatably access course material as often as they need, leading to higher completion rates. Online lessons are scalable, making them more accessible to employees across the board, with content that can be kept up to date and relevant more rapidly.

Covid-19 has made it necessary for businesses to move communication entirely online. Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) estimated that the number of employees working from home more regularly would increase to 37%, compared to 18% before the onset of the pandemic. This information indicates that tech-enhanced online tools that support employees will be a significant factor in the workplace of the future. Another key benefit of online learning is cost savings. For businesses, there are savings involved in presenting training and other learning programs online, while focusing on upskilling talent from within can boost employee satisfaction and their opportunity to climb the career ladder and increase their income.

Responding to market demand for online learning and development, MIT is launching a new online learning portal as part of its all-inclusive employee benefits solution. With a wide range of course content that can be accessed remotely, employees can also gain certification on completion of select subjects. Other advantages of our online engagement and support solutions include 24/7 medical advice and online prescription service. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our users also have access to an exclusive COVID-19 portal which provides information, services, and discounts for employees and their families.

Contact us today to learn how you can contribute to the personal and professional development of each employee through our online learning platform.