The Value of Business Certifications, Get Certified and Get Ahead with Guruface!

The Value of Business Certifications, Get Certified and Get Ahead with Guruface!

The Value of Business Certifications, Get Certified and Get Ahead with Guruface!

To gain a clearer understanding of the ‘value’ of accredited certification, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) carried out a survey of businesses in 40 different economies. Over 4,000 responses were received from businesses of all sizes operating across a diverse range of industries – worldwide. Over a quarter of respondents were either finance directors, marketing managers or other senior management personne and indicates that the value of certification is recognized across the spectrum of business functions.  Certifications are not just for IT and are equally.  Business certifications are also highly prized and valued.

 

Businesses value people with certifications and the only question is the certification bodies they rely on to deliver well trained employees. Using an accredited certification body assure the organizations that the organization will get the business benefits and value it pays for in that salary to the certified person.  The is real value of certification.

 

In the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) survery  over 80% of all respondents reported that certification had added value to their organization. As a more quantifiable measure, around half of all participants have seen an increase in sales as a direct result of the certification.   Simply put they are getting a more efficient and productive employee.

 

And it’s that internal business improvement was given by nearly half of all survey participants as the main driver for seeking certification, while approximately one third said it was a requirement of their customers and over 80% confirmed that certification had helped them meet national regulatory requirements.   Business that Contract and Sub-Contract to Government must demonstrate their employees are highly skilled in their role.

 

Taken together, these figures indicate that certification is something organizations are choosing to to improve internal operations and to provide B2C customer and B2B client confidence.   Also, it’s not just the larger companies that are realising these benefits though, as nearly two thirds of respondents of the survey work in small businesses, half of which have less than 50 employees.

 

For the individual, certifications are door openers to any role you want to get into or any job you want to apply for.   Get a recognized certification in that field and job recruiters will pay closer attention to your resume than those without the certification.  

 

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP): The CBAP designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the Business Analyst community.

 

  • Professional Project Management (PMP): Project managers can be found in just about any company or industry that has projects, from information technology to construction to government. While PMP certification, administered by the Project Management Institute, is now an expectation for project managers, it has become a bragging right for anyone who might have managerial duties.

Business certification will enhance your career profile and Guruface will be introducing courses leading to CBAP and PMP certification.  Reach us to learn how you can get certified and get ahead with Guruface!

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Certification with Guruface

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Certification with Guruface

The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation is a professional certification from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), for individuals with extensive business analysis experience.  Anyone looking to validate and quantify their Business Analyst experience may be interested in pursuing the CBAP credential with Guruface.    What does a Business Analyst actually do?  A business analyst’s daily job duties can vary greatly, depending on the nature of the current organization and project. However, there are some activities that the business analyst will commonly do in the course of every project. They include:

  • investigating goals and issues
  • analyzing information
  • communicating with a wide variety of people
  • documenting findings
  • evaluating solutions

For a given project, the business analyst will usually try to define and oversee a series of carefully structured tasks aimed at achieving the general goals of analysis, synthesis, planning, and evaluation. Of course, these tasks are bound to require a flexible approach matching the circumstances.  The CBAP certification requires professionals to demonstrate approximately six years of practitioner experience in the Business Analysis function.  For obtaining CBAP, a candidate has to fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum 7500 hours (5 years) of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of  Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years
  • Minimum 900 hours (6 months) in four of the six knowledge areas
  • Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
  • Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient
  • Signed Code of Conduct

Certifications provide can serve to lift your profile with clients, potential employers, proposal reviewers, industry peers, etc. with an assumed baseline of a person’s experience and expertise.  CBAP® recipients are identified as the senior members of the Business Analyst profession, and organizations have begun to compensate them as such.

According to Payscale the Average Salary for

Certification: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

 

Job Title National Salary Data
Business Analyst, IT 77 salaries $56,873 – $107,733
Sr. Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) 41 salaries $68,172 – $120,894
Business Systems Analyst 28 salaries $49,807 – $93,837

 

With Business Insider the average salary nationally for a CBAP certification holder is $106,933.  The CBAP® designation has been around for  10 years.  The overall first time pass rate of those taking the CBAP is between 80% and 90%. Note that is not an official number, just our best guess.  It is high partly because the IIBA® screens applications so well and demands so many years of experience. It is also high because examinees so far have been super-prepared to pass.   Guruface will be offering online courses in CBAP certification, contact us to learn more about this offering.

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Project Management PMP Certification : Getting Your Employer To Pay

Having a Project Management PMP certification shows that you meet a foundational framework of knowledge but how do you get your employer to pay for your certification?  Here’s a few tips on how to convince your employer to pay for your Project Management certification.  

Your New Skill & Knowledge Can Save Your Employer Money

You have to paint a picture of how the certification will help you be an even better employee, whether it’s a class that will hone a particular skill that you use on the job, or provide you with a greater understanding of the inner workings of the industry.    The simplest and most powerful way to do this is to show them their expected return on investment.  Explain to them how you will be able to add more value thanks to your training, say for example, “With my PMP certification, I will be able to create more stability and reduce risks in our projects – and both of these are key goals of our organization.”

Support your justification of why your employer should pay for your Project Management PMP Certification by speaking to how you being certified will help your employer avoid becoming one of these four 2015 statistics

  1. One in six IT projects have an average cost overrun of 200% and a schedule overrun of 70%. (Source: Harvard Business Review)
  1. 75% of business and IT executives anticipate their software projects will fail. (Source: Geneca)
  1. Fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year. (Source: Standish Group)
  1. An astounding 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. (Source:PricewaterhouseCoopers)

 

Also be sure to let your employer know that having employees with specific and pertinent certifications can help distinguish the company from less-certified bidders and bring in new accounts.  Whether one believes in the intrinsic value of PMP certification or not, the economic reality is many major companies and entities are simply demanding it.   If your company has bid on a government project over the past several years – be it federal, state or local, or even with a Fortune 1000 company, they have likely encountered the PMP certification requirement.  So for example if your business sub-contracts to Government or a larger company, it’s of value to those that you are certified in Project Management.

Further remind your employer certification programs are a great way for them to ensure that their employees’ skills don’t become dated and go stale.   For example Project Managers (PMP) certification requires continued learning and earning a specific amount of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.  By recertifying employers are assured that the skills of their employees remain fresh.

Research the Time and Cost

It’s very important to assure your employer that when they pay for your PMP Certification training and you are in the course it will not take any time away from your current work.   For this point, do some research into the cost and time taken for this certification? Answer questions such as:

  • How much will the exam(s) cost?  
  • Are there any training courses involved? How much will they cost? (contact us here at Guruface and learn the price for live online instructor led compared to prerecorded courses).
  • Do I need any books to study from?
  • Do I need to take any time off?
  • How long will it take me to complete? This can show the company when they can get the benefits of it.

We of course can help you with many of these points however once you know this information, you should be able to prepare a final dollar amount for the certification.   That makes the decision making process clear and complete, you have a better chance to get the approvals required with a clear view of the cost to your employer. Be mindful here at Guruface we offer two e-learning options, live instructor led training and prerecoded courses where the course costs are slightly lower.     Regardless of your schedule, we know you are busy and have learning options that can adjust to your schedule.

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Program Management Act of 2015 HR 2144 = PMP Certification Smart!

Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015” (HR 2144) makes Project Management Certification, PMP and CAPM, a smart move!

In 2015 legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that will make significant improvements to program and project management policy in the U.S. government. Presented by Congressmen Todd Young (R-IN) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the “Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015” (HR 2144) is a key initiative that will enable the Government Efficiency Caucus of the U.S. Congress to implement leading practices in project and program management across the U.S. government.

Among those reforms included in the legislation are:

  1. Creation of a formal job series and career path for program managers in the federal government.
  2. Development of a standards-based model for program management consistent throughout the federal government.
  3. Recognition of the essential role of executive sponsorship and engagement by designating a senior executive in each agency to be responsible for program management policy and strategy.
  4. Alignment of cross-government approaches to program management through an interagency council on program management.

Many of these reforms are influenced by Project Management Institute (PMI’s) research, which shows that organizations that invest in formal approaches to program management improve outcomes, accountability and efficiency. By adopting program management standards organizations increase collaboration, improve decision making and reduce risk. Research also shows that utilizing proven best practices and standards reduces wasteful spending and increases the efficiency of managing a program. In addition, organizations can expect to see significant improvement in their project completion rates and do so within budget.  
There will be challenges to migrating federal agencies to adopt a program and project management offices practices, but Guruface is here and will be offering live online and prerecorded courses in Project Management leading to PMP and CAPM certification.   

Project management makes sense for government agencies because it not only reduces capital expenditures, but also provides transparent assessment and real-time access to the state of a program or project.  Additionally, with the diminished budgets that so many agencies are experiencing, reducing total cost of ownership and focusing investments on the execution of core strategic issues are a bigger priority today than ever before.

It’s worth noting being a Project Manager in Government ( the public sector) can be very different than in the private sector. This holds true if the project manager is working directly for the government or as a private contractor performing work for a government agency.  The public sector has a much different culture than the private sector, and this can create special issues for the project manager and barriers for the project.   

All organizations experience change in leadership and management, but in government there is a built-in process to enable regular change, namely elections. Many agency heads are elected or appointed by elected officials, and this happens every two or four years. When the leaders of an organization change, they often make more changes that ripple through the organization. This could include turnover within the upper and middle management level–and even a shift in the primary mission of the agency. Just something to be aware of in exploring the new opportunities ahead with the new  “Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015” (HR 2144) initiative to adopt Project Management Practices Government-wide.   The U.S. demand for Project Managers is expanding by more than 12 percent, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs predicted in 2020, according to PMI’s 2013 Talent Gap Report.  Expect much of that growth to be in Government and with Government subcontractors.  Guruface is here to offer busy professionals multiples paths to get trained and certified in Project Management.

 

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The Value of Project Management Professional Certification

Have you been thinking about getting a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?   Most people are surprised to learn of the real value a PMP and that’s perhaps best brought into clear understanding when compared to the MBA (Masters Business Administration).

In 2015 the average total cost of North American programs (MBA)  is about $222,000(1). The national average salary for MBA working as marketing directors and chief financial officers was $118,654 and $128,201, respectively(2). Hence with an MBA degree, you can expect to about  half per year of what that MBA degree cost you.

Contrasted this with the PMP Certification where the median Project Practitioner salary in the U.S. is $108,000(3). The cost of PMP Certification course here at GuruFace is less than $1,000 hence you can expect to earn 100X more per year than what the PMP cost you.

And though most MBA degree programs are 2 years,  there are accelerated MBA degree Programs that enable you to earn and MBA degree in as short as 12 months. Nonetheless this is still an a great deal of time for a busy professional.  A typical PMP program leading to certification at GuruFace will take about 2 months time.

Viewing it from a very general ROI (return on investment) perspective, the amount of money and time needed to invest in an MBA compared with what is needed in money and time for a PMP, the difference on your return on investment can be dramatic.

The MBA degree and the PMP certification are different and thus have different goals and requirements.  The PMP certification reflects the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and project management skills. Though the PMP is a certificate and not a degree – you can’t go get a PMP certificate by directly taking a test — there are time-in-service requirements as well as education requirements specific to the PMBOK before you can take the certifying exam depending upon your education and experience in the field.  If you have approximately two years of education, 7,500 hours of project management experience and 35 hours of education in project management which you can get here at GuruFace, you may take the exam. Alternatively, you can take the exam if you have a four-year degree, 4,500 hours of experience and 35 hours of education in project management, again which you can obtain here at GuruFace.

Certifications like the Project Management Professional (PMP), have become popular because they demonstrate to employers you’re ready to manage their services and other projects in the areas of  schedules, costs, performance, quality, risks and procurement with a focus on profitability. Project managers start with a detailed plan, thinking through every aspect of the job. The then implement the plan while controlling the overall effort to get desired results, all while adjusting and navigating through the inevitably roadblocks and snags that come with projects.

Who recognizes the PMP certification?  Major companies and government agencies worldwide recognize the PMP certification. Several Fortune 1000 companies demand that all of their employees or subcontractors that are engaged in project management activities should be PMPs. In other words, the PMP certification has become a market differentiator.

 

  1. http://poetsandquants.com/2016/02/20/how-much-does-an-mba-really-cost/
  1. What Is The Average Salary For An MBA Graduate? | Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/031215/what-average-salary-mba-graduate.asp#ixzz42gqZGXS8
  1. https://www.pmi.org/learning/PM-Network/2015/global-job-report-salary-data.aspx

3 Ways Your Experience Can Help You Sell Your Services – Marketing Online Courses

Here are 3 ways you can help people gain from your experience, monetize your knowledge and skills.

1. Create an Expert Guide

Set up a website or a blog, pour all your years of experience into a nice content guide, and start promoting it on social media and other marketing channels. The first baby step (read: giant leap) you have to take is to create an awesome guide. Make it as simple and appealing as you can.

GuruFace Comment: Starting a blog where you talk about your experience is a great way build an audience and market your courses hosted at GuruFace.   You will need to update the blog approximately 3-5 times a week to keep people coming back to you. After setting up a blog the next step is to set up a social network centered on your blog (and courses at GuruFace). This means going on a creating accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc. Tools like Social Pilot, Buffer, and Hootsuite will enable you to efficiently distribute your blog content to social media, and soon you’ll be reaching many different audiences and promoting your courses.

2. Make Ebooks and Courses

 

It is very simple these days to make an ebook or design your own online training course for free. No matter what field you are in, you can address several audience pain points using ebooks and online courses. (highlight to tweet)

GuruFace Comment:  PDF ebooks are easily created on any computer you own.  Your ebook can be a syllabus outline with brief description of your courses at GuruFace.  Once created, you can share an ebook on your blog, in emails, and in social media. PDFs are readable on computers, tablet devices, and even smart phones.   Using an ebook as a very easy and inexpensive way to build your audience and database of people interested in your experience and courses hosted at GuruFace. Consider writing one to give to people for free and get your message out to people and introducing them to your courses at GuruFace.

3. Create Videos and Webinars

YouTube isn’t the only place where you can monetize your videos—you have Facebook, Vimeo, DailyMotion, at your disposal, too. Make a cool video once a week, and earn passive income for the rest of your life! How’s that for a working retirement plan?

GuruFace Comment: We have a GuruFace channel on Youtube and will absolutely promote your video wherein you’re describing your courses hosted at GurFace.  YouTube is the second largest search engine next to Google. This gives you a great opportunity to reach people interested in your experience and courses hosted at GuruFace. So if your training videos are on YouTube, people searching on YouTube, or regular Google search can find them.

 

How Can You Boost Sales Of Your Online Courses Using Content Marketing?

MoodleNews.com writes: How do you spread the word about your online courses and grow sales?   There are plenty of modern digital options out there: affiliate marketing, digital advertising, SEO and so on. All of these options help to generate exposure for your brand and awareness about your offerings –  and you should be using them – but eyeballs on your ads do not automatically lead to sales.

Content marketing, in the most simple terms, is generating something of tangible value (in this case content – like an eBook, infographic, etc.) for your target audience that they can use to improve their lives, businesses or practice.    Content marketing is booming in the information age because ads don’t work as well as they used to.

Content marketing is an important way of generating trust in your brand; it makes people more likely to commit to buying from you than if they simply see advertisements or come across your website. While it is definitely more slow-burning than other advertising methods, it can create an aura of trustworthiness around your brand that makes people feel they are buying from a genuinely helpful, interesting and knowledgeable source. It’s an integral part of today’s marketing landscape and is used by companies small and large to build their image as a source of good things.  The article continues @ MoodleNews.com, click here to continue reading

GuruFace Comment: Content marketing is the production and dissemination of interesting content centered around your courses for the purpose of generating inbound leads to your course.   This content could be in the form of videos, e-books, blogs, newsletters, social media posts, case studies, podcasts, webinars, infographics, Q&As, reviews—whatever makes the most sense to bring attention to your course.

Getting started in content marketing is easy, and you do it right away on Twitter for example.   Let’s say, for example, you are trying to promote new course on Twitter.  You can tweet each day about a certain topic covered in the course along with a link to your Guruface Course Page. In one quick step you’ve made it that much easier for users to access your content and enter your conversion funnel.

One of the most useful features of Twitter is the hashtag. It can be especially helpful when looking for the best audience to share your content with online. Each hashtag acts as a unique sort of hub, where people gather to talk about specific topics or events. By simply inserting a particular hashtag into a post, a user can tie their activity to every other Twitter user who is talking or posting about the same topic. Identifying and tracking the hashtags most relevant to your Course will give you access to entire pools of new prospective consumers you might not have otherwise found.

Investigating hashtags such as #[Course Subject] would be a great first step toward connecting with those users who are most interested in your course offerings.   Twitter has a great page on how to get started in content marketing on their platform. Content Marketing on Twitter (click).

3 Reasons Teaching Online Courses is the Best Way to Make Passive Income

Phil Ebiner for “How to Win at Teaching Online”  writes: Teaching online courses has changed my life, along with thousands of other normal people like you who started teaching online courses. Starting out from scratch, I’ve been able to build a successful brand – including a website, YouTube channel, and student base over 125,000.  Teaching online has been so amazing for me that I was able to leave my full-time job to focus on teaching online. Not only do I get to spend my days doing what I love, but I make more money than ever before doing so.

GuruFace comment: We’ve excerpted 3 of Phil Ebiner’s key reasons why teaching online courses is the best way to make passive income.

#1: The highest hourly rate you’ll ever be paid

Most people spend their days trading hours for dollars. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker makes $25 per hour. Is that somewhere around where you land? Now, imagine making $1,000+ per hour of work?  That’s what’s possible with teaching online courses. Because most of the work is up front, and you can continue to sell courses for many years, the hours you spend making a course can be worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. For me, even simple courses that take 20-40 hours of work to create have gone on to make tens of thousands of dollars in income, which translates to an hourly rate in the $1,000 range.

#2: Ultimate scalability

Online courses are digital products. Most are video-based courses that students pay to access and view. It hardly costs you anything to allow another student to access this same material. So whether you sell a course to 10 students or 1,000 students, it doesn’t cost you more (aside from the time spent promoting your course). This is so different from other product or service-based companies. Imagine if you were a live yoga instructor. Maybe you can fit 20-30 students in your yoga studio. But after that, you’ll need to pay for a bigger room. Or you’ll need to teach more classes. If you taught a yoga class online, you can open it up to any number of students at practically no extra cost or effort.   This is why teaching online courses is so great for making passive income. Once you create the course, you can continue to sell it without much work.

#3: $100 Billion industry in 2015, expected to grow in 2016

According to Forbes, the 2015 online course market was going to be over $100 billion. The growth of this industry continues to trend upwards, and it is still the perfect time to get started with teaching online courses. With new learners from around the world starting to purchase online courses, the market will continue to rapidly grow in 2016. Currently, Udemy, one of the most popular online course marketplaces, has over 9 million students from 190 countries. The top 5 instructors have earned a combined $13,410,792 a of July, 2015.

GuruFace Comment:  If you’ve ever wanted to sell educational courses online — but simply couldn’t master the technology, marketing, or delivery – GuruFace is here for you. We help teachers, instructors, & trainers build a business online selling prerecorded courses and conducting live streaming courses.  We help you create your course materials, develop a course plan, and a marketing plan. That’s what really set me off on this. Our strength is the marketing component we bring to you in creating your own landing page, SEO & emailing strategy.

There are other platforms out there that will allow you to set-up courses and to sell them. No matter what option you choose, there are always trade-offs. In some cases you can get started rather quickly, but you don’t get to keep much of the revenue from your sales.  You should also consider your long-term goals when it comes to selling courses and with whom to partner. For example, if you built-up a substantial customer base but are selling on standard popular third party platform like Udemy, your customers aren’t really your customers, but rather the parent company’s customers. You will not have this problem with GuruFace, your customers are yours and we’re here to focus on helping you grow your business.

How To Sell Online Courses – Create Courses with PowerPoint

Excerpts from David Hill for elearningindustry.com, he writes:  This article is for those who are planning to sell online courses as a business. If you fall into that category, you’re tapping into an outstanding business opportunity. But rather than add to the justified hype in that direction, let’s get to the actual nuts and bolts of how to create, format, market, and sell online courses. This article is about doing rather than dreaming. So, how exactly do you sell online courses?

Create valuable course content 

  • Identify your audience.
    Get as detailed a vision as you can of who your target customers are. What do they want to learn? Why do they need to learn it? Is it to gain a certification to advance their careers, learn an essential skill that will improve their prospects or achieve compliance in their industry?
  • Hang out on forums where your target learners are.
    Get to know their likes, desires and gripes.

Formatting Courses

When starting out it might be more prudent and affordable to make the courses yourself.  If you are making them yourself, begin by thinking of some of the great and memorable textbooks, classes, presentations, or eLearning courses you’ve come across in the past. Why do you remember them? They were presented in an accessible, attractive format that drew you in and carried you from one point to the next. You can do the same with your online courses by designing them with quality images and graphics, and using an appropriate format to convey the information.  An easy way to achieve good formatting is by using PDF or PowerPoint. It’s possible to create quality courses using just these everyday tools.  SNIP, click here to continue reading the article.

GuruFace Comment on Creating Courses with PowerPoint.

The first thing to do is create an outline to help you develop your PowerPoint presentation. The outline gives your PowerPoint the structure it requires, allows you to develop a balanced array of visuals, and gives you an initial look at the time required for students to view your PowerPoint slides.

Develop a “look” for the course. It helps to have a graphic designer on hand, but that’s not always an option. Thankfully, you can use tools within PowerPoint to create shapes, gradients, and more.  Begin by brainstorming the “look” of your course on paper.

Consider providing navigation. By default, PowerPoint allows learners to advance whenever they click the screen. This is a tell-tale sign of a standard PowerPoint presentation. Disabling this feature gives you more options for interactivity and providing your own navigation gives you more control over what the learner has to do to advance in the course.

Limit each slide within PowerPoint to a few bulleted points. Your audience needs to quickly understand what you are presenting.   Keep each slide to no more than 4 bulleted items, with each item a maximum of one line in length. If you need to add more information, you have two options: (1) have some notes (use your outline for this) and simply add the material—by voice—when appropriate; and (2) at the bottom of each blank slide there is a section called “Speaker’s Notes”—you can add in here what you want to say to your audience beyond what they see on a slide (only you can see the Speaker’s Notes).

Your voice can bring “power” to PowerPoint. In an online PowerPoint presentation, the audience hears more of your voice than if you were in a room with them.   Speak slowly; be sure to vary your tone (no one enjoys a monotone!); stay enthusiastic and excited about the topic; and use your voice to bring audience attention to important points, closing of a subject, introduction of the next slide, etc.

Include interactivity. Use animations to create interactivity in PowerPoint. These could be quiz questions, clicking to enlarge an image, having new text appear on click, etc. PowerPoint is far from a static presentation tool. You can use it to create interactive slides that allow people to click on objects and get feedback. By adding actions to objects on a slide, they stop being static and become interactive. If you have several interactive slide modules, you can easily link them together using hyperlinks so that you build an entire PowerPoint presentation that has interactive modules. One example would be an interactive, computer-based quiz.

GuruFace is here to host, market, and sell the course you create with PowerPoint.   Contact if you need any help on how to create your own courses with PowerPoint.

 

Online learning can help businesses remain at the cutting edge

Moses Tse for South China Morning Post writes:   Most companies acknowledge the value of continuing education for their employees. It is a straightforward way to ensure staff are up to date on the latest and best ideas, as well as changes in regulations and requirements in a specific industry.

Managers should also recognize that digital technologies can optimize the delivery of continuing education. We advocate providing a mixture of “live” interactive courses that can be attended in a boardroom, via skype or by dialling in with video courses that can be simultaneously deployed to PCs, tablets, and smartphones – enabling learners the flexibility to study at their convenience. By using a blend of classroom-based training and a digital learning environment you can link your staff to experts from inside and outside the business.

We’ve made learning continuous, flexible and increasingly democratised

For live courses, use online sign-ups and offer participants proactive notifications via email and SMS to alert them if their planned/interested courses have last-minute seats available. In addition, promote online discussions to extend the learning process before and after formal training.  (SNIP, click here to read the rest of the article).

GuruFace Comment: GuruFace offers all the tools companies need to conduction training online, regardless of where their employees are around the world.  Online training allows employees to learn at their own pace and at a time that’s convenient for them.  And, no matter which shift an employee works, training is always available anywhere there is an Internet connection, which makes these programs effective for training across multiple locations.  Because all the trainees will use the same program, training materials are standardized. The materials are also easy to update.   Online employee training also makes tracking results easier. In other words, an employer is better able to see who has completed training and review their scores.

3 Keys Questions for Businesses That Use Online Training

  • Is it easy to use?
  • Does it have built-in interactivity? Does the content keep employees engaged in the training?
  • Do materials cover all the pertinent regulations and do they align with your organization’s goals?

The answer with GuruFace is Yes, Yes, and YES!  We make all this possible for your business  Visit us at GuruFace by clicking here.