We’ve all had the experience of learning something and then promptly forgetting it. Forgetfulness is a natural process for the brain, but it can be a huge hindrance to the effectiveness of your employee training program.

There is hope, though! By reinforcing training with recall opportunities (or “boosts”), you can significantly increase the amount of information employees remember, and therefore skillfully apply on the job. We’ve built the BoosterLearn platform to make training reinforcement simple and streamlined, but whether or not you’re using a platform, there are some basic techniques that can help you create effective boosts.

This step-by-step guide will walk you through the basic principles and provide examples of how you can incorporate reinforcement into your training program. By using the right timeline, with the right type of boost (polls, multiple choice, short answer, thought questions, further resources, etc.), you can see increased learning retention, which leads to increased ROI for training!

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • How many reinforcement boosts you should send and when, based on the type of training
  • The timeline for what types of boosts to send (poll, short answer, thought question, etc.)
  • How to write boosts to encourage retention and understanding, not just right answers
  • The structure of how our BoosterLearn platform sends boosts to create maximum impact