How do I get buy-in from employees to participate?
Certainly there will be a cross-section of employees who are resistant to change or unwilling to participate but if your company promotes a culture of education and uses some simple motivation techniques to launch the program, the results can be great. Choose the reward appropriately. In the beginning, the reward might need to be of greater value or more visible. Eventually it can be scaled back if needed once the culture of education has firmly taken root.
Simply put – “tone from the top.” Set expectations for employees and encourage them to participate. TRAENÁIL allows companies to define participation requirements that can match an already established training policy. You can define exactly how many days of training an employee is required to participate in during a campaign. If the employee satisfies that requirement no further action is needed. If an employee fails to meet those requirements, you must decide from a performance policy perspective how to best address the situation the situation.
And lastly, find those employees who have embraced the new culture and use them, their stories, successes and enthusiasm to promote the system and your efforts.
How long does it take to get started?
TRAENÁIL was designed to be very simple and straightforward for companies to start using. The amount of time that it takes is highly dependent on the number of employees in your company and if you can obtain a simple CSV listing of them. In TRAENÁIL, you can add new employees one at a time or via a CSV import. Once your employees are in the system, all that’s needed is for you to set a few parameters and requirements, create a campaign and kick it off.
In theory, this can all be accomplished in under 15 minutes. We would recommend that you allow time to explain to your employees the new system, your goals and intentions with the system, their requirements and especially what reward are you offering. How long that process takes will fluctuate from company to company, but we feel it’s incredibly important for a successful launch.
How often are the default questions updated?
TRAENÁIL looks at all of the provided questions on a frequent basis, comparing them to new technologies, practices, current events, policies and regulations. When we see a need to change, add or remove questions we will do so. Rest assured, you will always have the same base number of default questions at a minimum and those questions will still be relevant and applicable to the training module.
What should I offer as a reward?
The reward that you offer is completely subjective to your company, culture and employee base. Some have used monetary rewards, time off, apparel or the like. Our philosophy here at TRAENÁIL is that the reward should be something that is a reflection of your company’s commitment to education and how much you value an employee who is fully engaged in participating.
How much of my employee’s time will this type of training require?
TRAENÁIL was designed to provide systemic training with minimal operational disruption. The system is configured so that the most time an employee can spend participating during the day is 5 minutes. Employees can play only one time unless they are in makeup mode in which they can play twice. You do not have to worry that your employees are spending excessive time in TRAENÁIL. The point is to get the information in front of them and to quickly reward them for their training efforts. They then can go back to their daily assignments and immediately put into practice some of the material they just learned.
What if I have an employee who does not like playing games?
One of the things that separates TRAENÁIL from other training solutions is the level of options afforded the employee. Over the years that it has been in use, TRAENÁIL has been modified to accommodate unique challenges presented by employees. Some employees may not wish to play games or may have a legitimate concern with a particular type of game. That is why TRAENÁIL never forces anyone to play the games. The company sets the participation requirements and an employee can opt out of playing the game portion if they so choose. The employee still receives the benefit of the training and the company still has data available that can help measure and manage that employee’s training.
TRAENÁIL has carefully thought through the types of games offered so that they pose minimum issues to employees and provide the necessary reward opportunities.
What games are included with TRAENÁIL?
TRAENÁIL comes with three default games for companies to choose from for campaigns.
- Wheel of Fortune
- 3-Card Monte
The games add the necessary element of “fun” to the training. Employees will soon realize they earn more points in the games by getting the quiz answers correct and without even realizing it they will find themselves learning new material. More games will be made available to companies enrolled in TRAENÁIL’s Standard Package.