HR professional with extensive international experience. Expert in Small and Medium Businesses.
New systems, new technologies, new legislations, Chinese, Spanish… there is always something that you and your employees will have to catch up with. The times when you stopped studying after university are finished now and we all have to update our knowledge to provide the best service to our clients and employers.
However, we are aware that while owning or working at an Small or Medium company is hard to keep up. Specially hard if you work in an industry where technology is specially affecting, and let´s be honest, technology is affecting every single industry. From a new accountancy program to the new technological unicorn that will change how you interact with your customers.
It is extremely important for the subsistance of your small business that your team keep on top of every new update or “know how” that changes. Why? We leave in the era of knowledge. Knowledge will make you different to your competitors. Not only to your competitors, but candidates are also interested to know about who their colleagues will be, and how their training plan will be implemented.
More and more, candidates select employer based on the quality of the training that they will receive. A good salary is important, but time for learning or the payment of different courses to update their knowledge is a perk that they keep requesting in interviews and appraissals.
For these reasons we thought to do a list of what we belive to be the best online learning sites.
Depending on what you aim to give them or train them at, a face to face solution could be a good opportunity. However, an online learning site could be the best solution for small and medium companies.
Onlie courses and qualifications are a good opportunity to learn from a comfortable place, your daily commute, or your lunch break. These benefits make online courses a good option if you need your employees to free you up from some responsibilities. If you are not able to delegate, there are also some courses about delegation 🙂
BEST ONLINE LEARNING SITES
To make your search easier, we have divided the best online learning sites into different topics so the perfect course is perfect for you. If you don’t find the answer or what you are looking for, please, do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to help you as much as we can.
Online Computing courses
More and more professionals are looking now to increase their skills in computing, coding, basic offimatic or just making themselves more effective by the use of online tools. We have created a separated post with a list of specific online training places that will help you to support your employees or even yourself in learning about web programming, coding, photoshop, or whatever you require for your business.
Soft Skills courses
Soft skills are those, that without an specific knowledge, will help you to be a better professional and achieve your objectives.
From time management, to leadership, to design thinking or team management, we have created a post with a list of some of the most reputable online training providers for soft skills
Online training providers for specific technical knowledge
For me, it is one of the best platforms I have seen for work related skills. The courses are complete and high quality, but they go to the point while being clear and enjoyable (within the topic of learning)
Their educational programs come from well known and recognised universities and learning centres, and their topics go from basic topics on computer science to history, legislation, finance, health & safety, so you can have them as a very complete provider of choice for your company.
Your employees will have a free access to the course while is live and 14 extra days. If they need the certification or longer access they can pay the price of the course, which varies on each course.
If you want to chose an only provider to provide knowledge updates to your employees. This online training platform is one of the most complete.Become a better manager with online courses from FutureLearn. Join for free.
360 Training offers courses from basic maths, to geometry, statistics, algebra, biology or macroeconomics.
They are focussed in online professional certifications for US professionals, from mortgage training, to real state. They have specialised in providing certificates to specific professions within the US. Their platform is simple and their courses are easy to go through.
On a more basic scale, we are really supportive with this fantastic platform that helps with distance learning and the basic school knowledge. Unfortunately not everyone has access to basic education and if your staff can not evolve due to lack of basic knowledge, please visit this site and you will be glad you did it. https://www.khanacademy.org/
When training online, it is easy to get lost in searching for the perfect course. Sometimes there isn’t. However, we have tried to bring you some of the best online education websites with a combination of courses and levels. If you know any other distance education programs that could be useful for our readers, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to evaluate it.