Uber trains thousands of drivers every week

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2017 5:06:00 AM

Overview

Situation:
Uber Mexico needed an easy to use, scalable solution for training its driver partners.

Solution:
The training team uploaded PowerPoint files into Mindflash to create web-based courses and added quizzes to ensure they could measure retention.

Results:
With approximately 4,000 course completions per week, drivers are getting the training they need to get on the road. 

ldquo We are very happy with what we have been able to achieve in a short time. I look forward to expanding this program to other countries in the region. rdquo

Patricio Zirion
Operations & Logistics Manager
Uber



Situation

Well known worldwide as the largest tech “Unicorn,” Uber is a privately held company founded in 2009 and valued at over $62 billion today. Uber pioneered the “gig economy” business model, rapidly growing to over 1.5 million driver partners globally. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through apps, Uber makes cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Since its founding, Uber has established a presence in over 250 cities worldwide.


Uber Mexico started with one-on-one driver quality information sessions with Uber driver partners, all of whom are contracted workers. When the number of drivers increased, the organization began conducting group sessions with 60-100 drivers. But as Uber’s expansion accelerated it became clear that in-person sessions were not scalable. What was needed was an easy-to-use solution that would scale to meet the needs of initially thousands and soon tens of thousands per week.

Solution

Uber Mexico evaluated Mindflash and found it to be an ideal solution to their problem. Using the information from their live sessions, the Operations team uploaded the PowerPoint files into Mindflash to create web-based courses. They added quizzes to ensure they could measure information retention. Now they could deliver consistent, measurable education to thousands of drivers without worrying about scheduling sessions and booking meeting spaces. Driver partners access Mindflash-hosted courses from desktop and mobile devices anytime, anywhere, significantly speeding the education process. Uber uses the feedback from the drivers through the surveys to constantly update and improve the courses.

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Topics: mobile learning, online testing, Product training, Uber, Contractor Training

Big Ass Fans took product training to new heights with Mindflash

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2017 8:36:13 AM
ldquo Mindflash was a good choice for us because we could easily utilize the PowerPoints, videos, online content, PDF and Excel files we already had. Employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to take training from any computer or iPad with Internet access. And managers love that employees can fit training in around their already hectic work schedules. rdquo
Paul Curry
Learning Manager
Big Ass Fans

About the Organization

Based in Lexington, KY, Big Ass Fans is the preeminent designer and manufacturer of 6 ft. to 24’ diameter high volume/low speed ceiling and vertical fans developed to provide significant energy savings and improve occupant comfort year round in large commercial, industrial, agricultural, institutional and residential buildings. For the last several years, Big Ass Fans has ranked among the top 25 Best Places to Work in Kentucky, and also regularly receives both domestic and international acclaim for its commitment to innovation, engineering and efficiency.

Situation

Big Ass Fans has a rapidly growing business. They have expanded their distributor network, doubled employee growth over the past 5 years, even hiring 100 new employees in a single year. They are also in the midst of expanding into a new 240,000-square-foot building where they project to be adding several hundred additional employees over the coming few years.

Until 2012, all corporate training had been presented as informal, on-the-job learning, developed and facilitated primarily by subject matter experts from within the management or engineering departments. Employees typically would receive a binder of information or hear a lecture, but there was no formalized training/learning approach.

With a newly re-designed product line set to launch in 4-months, senior management realized that they needed a more thoughtful approach to training. Good training is vital in the manufacturing and sales industry, and Big Ass Fans needed a more efficient and effective solution. A Learning Manager was hired and tasked with finding a learning solution and designing and developing a new training program in time for the product launch.

With only a 4-month deadline, Big Ass Fans needed a tool to help get their program quickly off the ground. They analyzed various training solutions but concluded that most were bloated software packages with features he’d never use, or whose expense couldn’t be justified with a solid return on investment. Security was also an important factor, so open source solutions were not an option.

Solution

While researching potential solutions online, Big Ass Fans discovered Mindflash. “Mindflash was a good choice for us because we could easily utilize the PowerPoints, videos, online content, PDF and Excel files we already had” Paul Curry, Learning Manager, said.

Well ahead of the deadline, Mindflash courses for every product line within the company were created. Individual Mindflash courses also cover topics such as installation techniques, company history, corporate culture and dress code. Recently, in addition to courses for employees, Big Ass Fans has expanded its Mindflash training program to include courses for a select group of external, international distributors. At any given time, the company has roughly 200 active trainees on the Mindflash program.

According to Paul, Mindflash has “become a core component of our new employee onboarding program.”

Results

Big Ass Fans has received very positive feedback from both training participants and from management. “Employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to take training from any computer or iPad with Internet access. And managers love that employees can fit training in around their already hectic work schedules.”

The Learning Management team at Big Ass Fans is constantly measuring outcomes and behavior. Since implementing the new Mindflash training program, managers have noted that employees are better utilizing knowledge and seem better prepared to craft tailored customer solutions. Further, managers do not have to spend nearly as much time performing basic training.

“It’s definitely the foundation of our training program” Paul says. “It’s allowed us to get courses up quickly that were definitely needed.” And due to the quickness and efficiency of Mindflash, Paul and his team are “now able to launch new programs we previously never would have had the time to create.”

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Topics: employee training, mobile learning, Product training, reseller training, Channel Partners, Big Ass Fans and Mindflash

Fortune 200 Manufacturer builds effective contractor training for a safe work environment

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2017 6:49:55 AM

Overview

Situation:
The company needed fast, effective way to ensure that contractors arrived well-trained in safety practices on Day One.

Solution:
Mindflash training delivers 12 online courses to laptops, tablets, and mobile devices with compelling content, trainee assessments, and management reporting.

Results:
Contractors arrive for their first day of work fully up-to-speed on safety standards and practices

ldquo Mindflash helps us hire the right people by screening candidates for their willingness and ability to understand the importance of safety. Successful trainees make good, safe workers. rdquo

Documentation and Standards Specialist
Fortune Global 200 Industrial Manufacturer



Situation

The Engineering Services division of this €50 billion industrial powerhouse uses Mindflash to train contractors on safety standards and practices before they report for their first day of work on an automotive parts shop floor.

Contractors including pipe fitters, tool makers, and assemblers enter a work environment that requires eye protection, steel toed boots, and hard hats. Fork lifts, overhead cranes, ladders, heights, and heavy lifting make for a potentially hazardous environment that requires strict adherence to safety standards.

Before Mindflash, contractors spent half of their first day receiving safety training. Now they arrive fully trained and ready for work.

Solution

Contractors take Mindflash courses on a wide variety of platforms – desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile. The Documentation and Standards team builds courses in Mindflash from source material in a variety of formats: PowerPoint slides (including embedded animations), videos, PDFs, and Word docs. Typical courses run 40-60 slides with quizzes of up to 30 questions each.

Mindflash provides powerful reports which allow the company to easily view key metrics on trainees and courses, such as how many have passed and failed, time spent on courses, and total training time for a series. Every two months, the program leaders meet with upper management to review results and recommend curriculum changes based on trainee performance.

This innovative multinational is constantly updating courses to ensure they are compelling and effective. Using Mindflash’s breakthrough web-conversion and live editing features, she can make specific changes by simply inserting a new slide at any point.

Through integration with a corporate web portal, trainees self-register for Mindflash courses based on job titles. Training administrators create custom trainee groups in Mindflash and, when necessary, adds filtering fields for new entities, such as a new supplier of contract labor. “There are lots of ways to customize Mindflash,” one Administrator stated. “It allows us to tailor the platform to do just what we need.”

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Topics: compliance training, mobile learning, Safety training, manufacturing, Fortune Global 200 Industrial Manufacturer, Contractor Training

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