Technology in Training - the good, the bad and the utterly pointless
Augmented reality, virtual reality, apps, simulators, online learning, mobile learning, animations. The list goes on. And on and on if you look hard enough. But do these new fangled processes really add value to training?
You can't train stupid
I can’t drive a truck. Well, that’s not exactly right. It’s probably more accurate to say that I can drive a truck into positions that are not supposed to be possible. I have managed to reverse a truck so that the back wheels go so far up a wall that the tray tips over. Or somehow articulate the truck so that it is totally impossible to get out without being lifted by a loader. It is a skill that has cost me many cartons of beer.
Training in a boom bust industry
Every industry goes through ups and downs but some are more volatile and subject to external forces than others. And when the good times end, you can be sure that the Training Department will shrink more quickly than the awesome $100 shirt that you bought and accidentally put on a high heat cycle in the dryer.
Training - simple made complicated
Have you ever suffered, I mean sat, through a 5-day induction of powerpoint and the occasional video. If you were lucky, the instructor was a smoker so there a lot of breaks.
The dingo's got my iPad
One of the main concerns of our clients with using iPads or tablets in the field is the risk of damage to the devices. While there is not much that will save an iPad (or anything else) if it is run over by a haul truck or loader, a good cover and taking reasonable care will go a long way to protecting the asset.
Is an expat assignment for you?
Does the idea of an expat assignment conjure up images of sipping gin and tonic in tropical surrounds with a slight breeze blowing and Michael Buble playing softly in the background while waiters and other house staff cater to your every need?
Five common induction training mistakes
Induction training is the new employee’s first impression of an organisation and sets the tone for their future working experience.