4 ways to use continuous quizzes to make the most of your training investment

Workplaces are always looking for ways to reinforce learning, upskill their staff and squeeze value out of their training budgets. One of the fastest, most cost-effective and engaging ways to do this is through continuous quizzing. Each week, you give your employees a 5-7 minute quiz to complete. 

The best news? Most of the time, it can be built from existing training content and only needs to include core concepts and application examples. You don’t need to have the full bells and whistles or make another hefty investment to achieve your objectives. 

Here are four value-adding ways you can use modern quiz tools like our SKILLastic solution in your organisation.

1. Reinforce key learnings straight after training

We must continuously promote recall and build further mental models linked to the training content to embed new knowledge. This is why using quizzing, little and often, as a checkpoint after an initial training workshop is vital. 

Quizzing can sit behind a virtual class, video or significant training and effectively extend the thought process of learners, giving them time to adopt and work with the ideas they’ve learned. 

Even better? Quizzes on how they apply their learning in the workplace. This enables your training to work in the most practical sense. In our experience, it’s better to develop these quizzes independently of the training provider. It results in a smoother integration into your work environment. 

2. Refresher training

As we know, learners may complete and pass a training course or workshop, but their ability to achieve the same score in subsequent days declines over time. 

Our client’s used our SKILLastic solution to launch Rapid Refresh quizzes, refreshing key learnings from their online training platform’s full range of courses. To make it even more engaging, they offered prize incentives to top-performing learners. 

It enabled them to make a greater return on their investment in their training content, effectively repurposing it and ensuring employees get the most out of their time investment from the initial training.

3. Strengthen product, service or process knowledge

Whatever your industry, you’re selling a product, delivering a service or undertaking a process. So you need a way to keep information about these up-to-date and front of mind. 

A mobile-first approach reaches all staff regardless of location. You can use it to show real-world applications and provide answers to common customer questions or other tips on selling or interacting with potential buyers and clients. 

Gamification can help incentivise learners. Rewards, leaderboards and progress badges are some easy-to-use techniques. But beware, if not done properly or lacks engagement from the leadership, this initiative will not deliver a successful outcome.

4. Add interactivity to existing training

Have some solid but dull training content? A great way to make it more engaging is to build an interactive training refresher. 

It’s quick and easy to convert existing training into short quizzes – one quiz for each core component or concept. Take it a step further and create questions based on using the concept within your workplace or customer environment. 

The more your learner can apply their knowledge and solve problems within their everyday tasks, the more naturally engaging the experience. 

Key takeaways

By introducing quizzes to your training, you will:

  • reinforce learning 
  • quickly upskill staff
  • get greater ROI on your training budget
  • better engage employees
  • enable them to apply learning to workplace environments
  • develop a learning culture within your organisation.

Find out how we can help you make the most of your training investment with quizzes. Contact us today.