Online Diversity Training Benefits
With an ever-increasing emphasis on diversity training, D&I professionals are choosing from growing options for training, from live to pre-produced, from offline to on.
Because of online diversity training benefits, it’s one of the fastest growing training areas. Here are some of the advantages:
Lower Costs – costs are much lower than traditional live training. Further, travel costs are eliminated. For example, the IRS estimates that 70% of its training budget is spent on travel, facility rental, and loss of productivity.
Higher Productivity – live training requires employers to take off a half or full day of work. In contrast, online training can be done in shorter segments during downtime and minimizes loss of productivity.
Bias Honesty – the anonymity online training guarantees a high level of comfort in dealing with difficult issues. Trainees report they’re more honest about their own stereotypes when online, rather than in a roomful of co-workers.
Convenience – can be done when training is more convenient for the trainee, rather than on a predetermined basis if the live class is an available training
Anytime, Anywhere – training can be done at any time of the day or night
Greater Retention – companies can increase retention and awareness by offering courses over time, or offering refresher courses.
Clear Metrics – pre and post-tests are incorporated into online training, offering quantitate proof of learning and ROI. This data is harder to collect and access in live training.
Scheduling Flexibility – employees have an extended period of time to complete the training, and can return and refresh as needed.
Online Diversity Training offers the highest diversity training ROI, by offering these proven benefits:
- Lower Cost
- Greater Flexibility
- Measurable Learning
- Increased Retention
- Increased Awareness
- Improved Productivity
- Improved Recruiting