Microlearning is a unique workforce training approach that can help drive learner engagement and knowledge retention. Microlearning has become one of the most effective training strategies for most businesses today. As per a recent report, 94% of L&D pros said that they prefer using microlearning modules to train employees at their organizations[1]. Today, organizations need to streamline their workplace training and performance management process and continuously shift towards a bite-size approach to engage learners and measure their performance.

Microlearning and Millennials

Microlearning modules always leave a substantial impact on workforce engagement and performance. Corporate training may have less value if employees cannot practice and apply their skills on the job. Therefore, evaluating the overall effectiveness of your microlearning strategy is crucial. Some of the key performance metrics that can help organizations measure the impact of their microlearning programs are listed below:

  1. Training Program Efficiency

    The efficiency of a microlearning module can determine the success of any custom eLearning program. Different ways to gauge training efficiency can vary as per the different skills, job roles, and learning interests. Is your training completed on time? Is there a good engagement score? Have your teams become more efficient post-training? If the answer to these questions is yes, these can be good signs of an efficient training session.

  2. Knowledge Acquisition

    Another critical metric to measure the impact of a microlearning program is through successful acquisition and application of knowledge in real-time scenarios. Whether you deliver training on employee onboarding, sales, software adoption, or more, you can easily analyze learners’ behavior and look for changes to identify if the training was adequate or not

  3. Tracking Program Errors

    If your trainer or manager can identify and track the total number of errors, they can easily measure the program’s efficacy. For instance, if employees make multiple mistakes even after training, then it is a clear indicator that your program needs modification or employees need to be retrained. To mitigate human errors, you may need to change the course content as per the pertinent training needs in addition to upskilling or reskilling employees.

  4. Timely Feedback

    This is yet another significant performance metric to evaluate the program’s effectiveness. Qualitative feedback from peers can play an important role in improving employee progress at the workplace. Managers can also share their feedback during quarterly or annual performance reviews to encourage their teams to work on their improvement areas and perform better. Whether your employees attain the desired goals and business vision can be a good metric to gauge training success.

Microlearning has emerged as one of the powerful training strategies to drive employee engagement, reduce skill gaps, and accelerate performance. Microlearning is a custom eLearning approach that helps address the top business challenges such as low workforce engagement, new employee onboarding, upskilling remote employees, etc. L&D professionals can help improve workplace learning experiences to attain measurable business outcomes by addressing these challenges. To learn more about the performance impact on the modern workforce through microlearning, watch the webinar replay ‘Microlearning and Millennials.’

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