Have you ever seen a shirt in a store and bought it only to find that it didn’t fit as well as you thought it would?
Sometimes, using off-the-shelf training is like buying that shirt; the program looked great when you first saw it, but after bringing it into your organization, you realize it isn’t helping your organization reach its goals.
Custom training creates an opportunity for a perfect fit every time.
What is a Custom Training Program?
A custom training program meets the specific business needs of an organization with one-of-a-kind training content. An effective custom training program has targeted learning objectives and a clear plan for how the program will be structured and delivered to meet learning goals.
Custom Training Content vs. Off-The-Shelf Training Content
Customized training materials are often more effective than off-the-shelf content because they can be more learner-centric. Customized content can give your training program a more catered experience that better prepares learners to face on-the-job challenges and succeed.
4 Reasons To Consider Custom Training Content
Custom training content ensures that your organization’s specific business challenges are addressed.
Custom training can help ensure an organization effectively meets its learning goals by creating learning objectives based on business goals. The two best ways to create relevant content for corporate learners are to customize it with role-specific skills the learner needs to know and use real-world examples. The more a learner recognizes themself in the example, the easier it is for them to understand how to apply the lesson while on-the-job.
Custom training content is a time-efficient way to close the gap between where your learners are and where they need to be.
Custom training is an effective way to close knowledge gaps and focus content on the specific skills and competencies required for success in an individual’s job, team, or department. Once an organization determines its business goals, they define learning objectives by identifying the gaps between where they are now and where they need to be.
A custom blended learning program can help cater to a wide variety of learning styles.
A well-designed custom training is often structured so that it can be delivered in multiple formats. This is important for organizations because it caters to the different learning needs of all employees. Custom training can help to accomplish the following:
- Maximize the learning experience for each employee
- Ensure that messages are consistent throughout the organization
- Connect various training efforts, regardless of the different learning styles employees may have
Custom training maximizes the return on investment (ROI) through higher knowledge retention.
To maximize the ROI of custom training, you need to prioritize when and how you use it. Through prioritizing when and how your training program is used at your organization, you can ensure that your investment was worth it. For example, it makes more sense to invest in customized safety training than required industry-wide compliance training.
ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A CUSTOM TRAINING PROGRAM?
Creating a custom training program that meets your organization’s training goals may seem daunting. We hope you better understand the benefits of a custom learning solution and decide if it’s the right fit for your organization.