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Remote Training: The What, Why & How Behind It (Full Guide)

Remote work has become very common today and is on the rise, with many companies having employees working for them all around the world.

According to a Buffer report, 99 percent of survey participants say they would like to work remotely at least some time for the rest of their careers.

Following that, another survey by Blueface shows that by 2025, remote work will rival in-house work.

While this is good news for employees offering more flexibility and work-life balance, it forces employers to face yet another dilemma: how to effectively train employees at remote locations.

Now, with a worldwide crisis, everyone who can is being asked to work remotely. This complicates training and especially anything that needed to be done on-site and in-person.

Remote training is the solution for many businesses, trainers and HR departments.

But what does it refer to exactly and how can it be used to train remote employees in the best way possible?

What is Remote Training?

Remote training is a type of training that is aimed at people who work from home or at a remote location other than an office environment.

It is delivered through the use of online courses, webinars, podcasts or live internet training and other elearning tools.

Why Do You Need Remote Training?

The term ‘remote’ indicates that the trainer and trainees are not physically in the same room.

This calls for the help of training technologies that can transmit live face-to-face training and other means different to traditional employee training practices.

What are the Benefits of Remote Training?

Apart from flexibility, remote training has to offer the following:

What are the Challenges of Remote Training?

However, there are also downsides to it which are essential to get to know when preparing to offer remote training: