Switching To Online Employee Training? Here’s Why Outsourcing Elearning Development Is Smart

Updated on February 24, 2021

As the pandemic continues to force businesses to operate behind closed doors, many businesses have started to view the current situation as an opportunity.

Bigger players like Shopify and Twitter have already announced that their employees will not be coming back to their offices at all.

While it is true that all businesses are not the same and most of them cannot take the drastic steps Shopify and Twitter have taken, the current ‘normal’ of working remotely has given businesses owners a unique opportunity to digitise some aspects of their business.

One such aspect is employee training. Switching to online employee training is an extremely beneficial undertaking. If you are unsure of what online training programs are right for your company check out Zoe Training’s list of top professional development topics for some ideas on where to start.

Besides the many benefits of offering immersive self-paced learning experience to your employees, your business will also save substantial money on the infrastructure and logistics costs of delivering training in a traditional classroom style environment. 

With that said, the process of making the switch can be a little daunting. Whether it’s workplace safety training or introducing new concepts into the process, a good way to take some pressure off is to outsource the elearning content development.

Easing the transition into online employee training is not the only reason you should be considering outsourcing the development of your elearning content. There are a number of other advantages of working with professionals.

Here are a few of them:

Access Instructional Design Expertise

Most professional elearning content development companies have experienced instructional designers on their roles. These professionals understand how humans learn and their knowledge allows them to create training material that drives real world, practical impact. 

Besides instructional designers, an elearning company will also have a team of content writers, graphic designers, and videographers that will be able to create some truly immersive training content, which can be a little difficult and time consuming to do in house.

Moreover, an elearning development company will have experience. Using this experience, they will be able to give you valuable advice about creating an impactful training experience for your employees.

Quick Delivery, Quicker Deployment

With experience and a dedicated team on their side, a elearning development company will be able to deliver your training content in record time. Moreover, they will deliver the training content in a format that is compatible with your learning management system, enabling you to instantly deploy it for your employees.

All you will need to do is provide them with your organisation’s historical learner research data and they will create a personalized training experience for your employees. Even if you don’t have any learner research data, you can rest assured that the training content development company’s experience will help you deliver a delightful online training experience to your employees.

Free Up Your Internal Resources

Many businesses choose to develop their elearning content in-house because they already have a team of learning and development professionals.

If you are thinking of something similar, ask yourself, were they hired for this function? If not, chances are, their area of expertise is not elearning development.

While it is still possible for them to develop training content, there is a good chance that it won’t be as engaging and high quality as the training content developed by a team of specialist professionals.

Moreover, when you outsource training content development, you can ensure that your internal learning and development team can focus on driving impact using that training content. In other words, you can enable them to perform their core duties.


Employee training content is not something businesses have to create every couple of months or even every year. With a few updates, your training content will probably last for years. 

For something that you will use to train your employees for years to come, it makes sense to enlist the help of experts.

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