To gauge the effectiveness of your team’s training and determine whether their skills and performance are improving, it is crucial to evaluate the training.
Investing in your employees’ training can be a powerful way to boost their self-confidence and enhance their skills. By providing training opportunities, you demonstrate your dedication to their professional growth, which can improve talent retention and foster sustainable growth for your company.
Why is it important to measure the effectiveness of training?
Professional training represents a long-term investment for a company. By offering training opportunities to its employees, the company can ensure their long-term performance while developing their individual skills.
For this approach to be effective, the company needs to be transparent about its objectives and expectations. By doing so, employees can receive training on the specific skills that the company requires. After the training, evaluating employees’ understanding of the acquired knowledge can help measure the effectiveness of the training and ensure that they are successfully applying the new skills.
When it comes to evaluating training, two objectives must be taken into account:
- The first objective is business-oriented: the company must ensure that the investment in training is profitable. This involves measuring the return on investment to ensure that the training had a positive impact on the company.
- The second objective is human-oriented: Additionally, the company should evaluate whether the training meets the unique needs of each employee. This assessment enables the content to be adapted and additional training opportunities to be offered, allowing employees to continue to develop their skills. Ultimately, these objectives complement each other, ensuring that the investment in training benefits both the company and its employees.
How to use Beekast to measure the impact of your training program.
Beekast provides a range of tools and features that enable you to measure the effectiveness of your training. To accomplish this, it’s critical to identify key success indicators. But what factors determine the success of a training session?
At Beekast, we have identified three categories of indicators that are essential for evaluating the effectiveness of your training. First, learner engagement is a crucial factor to consider. Who are the learners who completed the training? How many dropped out? Who participated actively and who was the least engaged throughout the course?
Next, knowledge acquisition is also a key element. Have you effectively conveyed new knowledge? Have your learners retained important information? Who are the learners who performed the best in the training compared to those who encountered difficulties?
Finally, the quality of the training is also an important factor to consider. Did the learners enjoy the course? Would they be willing to recommend it? Were there any missing elements in the training program?
With Beekast, you can easily measure these key indicators and obtain valuable data to improve your training in three steps:
- Before the start of the course: before implementing a training program, it is essential to define your employees’ training needs and your company’s objectives.
It is also imperative to align them to define a common goal. The Speed Car activity consists of brainstorming together about the future. In this activity, participants will reflect on their training needs so that you can jointly determine the objectives to be achieved through this training.
- During the training: this step is the most crucial because it is the only time when trainers can identify areas where participants need more support or clarification in order to readjust the training accordingly.
To do this, the MCQ activity allows you to test participants’ knowledge as you go along, to ensure that they have retained important information, and that the training objectives are being met.
To assess participants, you can assign a number of points to each question. This way, you can track the validation of the acquired knowledge by your participants.
You can also set up a “bees” scoring system that rewards the most involved participants. The more people participate in activities and post messages, the more bees they earn.
To consult the details of their scores and certificates, you can visit the “results” section which also contains other useful information such as the total number of participants and detailed results of each activity.
Tracking learner disengagement is just as important! To do this, go to the “Participants” tab to see who dropped out of the session. The participant score view in the results space is also a powerful tool for identifying disengaged learners.
After identifying these users, creating a feedback form can be incredibly helpful in understanding their reasons for disengagement and making improvements to your training.
You can access this information through the “report,” which can be downloaded in both Word and Excel formats. These files are easily shareable with relevant parties. The Excel format is especially beneficial for trainers, as it provides a detailed summary of each activity, participant responses, and the number of attendees. With this data, trainers can manipulate and extract the information they need.
In your Beekast session, in “participant scrolling” mode, you also have the “journey view” which allows you to identify the progress of your participants.
They are represented either by their Beekast profile picture or by their anonymous avatar. By hovering over the avatar, their name is displayed. For example, you can see if certain participants are “stuck” at a given point in the training.
- At the end of the training: it is essential to carry out an evaluation on the spot. This involves gathering direct feedback from learners on their overall impressions, including the quality of the training organization, the relevance of the content, and the effectiveness of the exercises.
Thanks to the “Plus & Delta” activity, participants can give specific comments on different aspects of the training. Obtaining this direct feedback allows the trainer to adapt their training program for continuous improvement.
This feedback also helps to measure the quality of the training and to know if the training program is perceived as effective by learners. These comments also allow the trainer to know if learners are satisfied with the training, which increases their motivation to participate in further training.
By doing so, you will know whether the training objectives have been met or if another training will be necessary. In addition, you can track the achievements of trained employees to determine the impact of your training on team performance.
In conclusion, measuring the effectiveness of your training and analyzing its results enables you to track the return on investment, identify areas for improvement, and monitor key performance indicators for your programs.
Therefore, Beekast is a vital tool for evaluating the success of your training and assessing employee engagement during these sessions.