Nowadays, webinars are one of the key ingredients for businesses to effectively set their employees up for skills growth. Willie Greer, the founder of The Product Analysis, claims that even though it’s not comfortable for both parties, these digital seminars deliver and share the knowledge amongst their target audience in the most convenient way possible.
Webinars are also great for organizations, knowing it’s tailored specifically to the topic they want to focus on. It’s also hosted by experts in the field or people who can give the best insights and answers to tough questions from attendees. Considering these, we’ve spoken to other experts in the industry and ask them about their opinions on the subject.
Webinars have become increasingly important as a result of the pandemic, with virtual ways to knowledge share and upskill staff that has proved effective in the workplace. They allow for virtual supporting documents to be shared across a team, making it easy to share resources and gather real-time feedback on what is being taught in the session. The additional benefit of webinars being virtual allows it to be more accessible to anyone in an organization, no matter their physical location.
– Itamar Blauer, Owner, ItamarBlauer.com
Bonding Opportunity for Employees
One of the major concerns businesses now have is the stagnation of the learning curve of their staff. Not only do webinars offer the ability to continue learning and developing, they also encourage further connection and interaction between staff. It’s crucial for employees to feel they’re progressing and being invested in by the company.
– Kay White, Author and Creator of the ELEVATE Programme, KayWhite.com
Webinars are not only cost-effective than seminars, but they are also quite convenient in the current time as most of the employees are working from home due to the pandemic. Furthermore, it’s also easy to keep a recording of an online webinar, so you can take the training later in case you missed it.
– Sidra Ijaz, Research Analyst, Invozone.com
The biggest concern for us was the question of decreased interest levels with online training. However, it proved to be the opposite since even employees who weren’t as confident as others got their screen time. By using polls, surveys, and moderated Q&A chats, the engagement rate was above average. Moreover, employees were more likely to raise their concerns virtually rather than in a physical audience.
– JP Brousseau, CEO and Founder, PhoneLoops.com
Training webinars are important because they set the tone for future meetings, get-togethers, and collaborations, all of which will become increasingly virtual as more companies transition to a work from home (WFH) setting. As a company that reviews home warranties, it especially makes sense for my employees to feel comfortable working out of their own homes. For new employees, make webinars the norm so the recruits become comfortable with the format. It’s also important that they learn early on how to sort out any technical issues.
– James Surrey, Founder and Chief Editor, ReviewHomeWarranties.com
Work From Home Integration
When you conduct a training webinar, trainees aren’t just getting a work lesson, they’re also assimilating into remote working in the process. Most people use their smartphones nearly non-stop, yet few are proficient in using tools like Zoom or Google Hangouts on their devices. Training webinars are just one way to get them integrated so remote meetings become just as familiar to them as talking to someone face-to-face.
– Antti Alatalo, CEO and Founder, SmartWatches4U.com
Advanced Training Tool
Webinars are indispensable for companies that have a steep learning curve, where new employees need to understand the system and build skills to work properly and productively. Aside from the fact that a webinar can be watched whenever it’s most suitable for the viewer, it also allows you to rewatch the training, consequently optimizing the information retention. The appeal for business is that it’s time-efficient for the creator of the tutorial and easy to use on a large scale/daily basis.
– David McHugh, CEO and Founder, MyMixify.com
Smooth Transition and Problem Mitigation
Now that the world’s facing a pandemic, webinars have proven to be more important than ever. Webinars or virtual seminars help keep your teams navigate through the current situation and still emerge productively. Webinars make it easier for leaders and their teams to address problems, discuss ideas, and onboard and train employees that might be new to the work-from-home environment. If you’re a company that’s looking to transition to a virtual work environment, then webinars are one of the first steps you should take.
– Simon Elkjær, Chief Marketing Officer, avXperten.dk