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Online Training: Advantages, Disadvantages and Tips

Entering 2022, almost all companies are ready to return to their activities as before the pandemic. Of course, by continuing to comply with health protocols such as maintaining distance and wearing masks.

Talking about social distancing, now many companies are using a hybrid working system. Hybrid working itself is not a new system. For companies that are not familiar with this system, this system needs good management.

If you as HR plan to create a training program, but the company implements a hybrid working system, what should you do to make the program run smoothly?

Online Training, What Is It?

Based on the Law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 13 of 2003 concerning Employment, employee job training is the entire activity to provide, obtain, improve, and develop work competence, productivity, discipline, attitude, and work ethic at a certain skill and expertise levels in accordance with the level and qualification of the position or job.

It is clear that the purpose of training is for employees to have the appropriate skills and knowledge to give the best performance in the company.

The general practice of procuring employee training programs is:

Planned and implemented by the human resource division (some organizations have their own training and development division)

Trainers/instructors can come from inside or outside the organization

Training programs are more effective if they are given periodically

When it comes to training, did you know that 84% of employees at Best Performing Organizations receive the training they need . This indicates that providing appropriate training for employees can improve organizational performance.

The challenge is that when training is usually given face-to-face, how should HR respond when most of the activities are carried out remotely?

When Companies Should Turn To Online Training

Employee training, which was originally conducted in person, has now changed to online because many companies are implementing a remote or hybrid working system.

In fact, online training has become an option for several companies since the last ten years, when the use of the internet and smartphones began to bloom in the community.

Many consider online training much more practical and cheaper. Many online training service providers are increasingly developing their training modules to be more digital.

But in reality, delivering materials virtually is difficult. Communication and effectiveness are the main challenges.

Is online training still worth it?

From the previous explanation, what we know about online training seems to provide benefits for both companies and employees.

Online training is also considered not only as a tool to fill the skill gap for employees, but also as a way to engage employees in the midst of implementing a remote work system.

Although it seems that there are many benefits, it turns out that this method has its own drawbacks. Here’s the full explanation.