Practical Reskilling

Turn your new protocols into repeatable, active work instructions, training tools, and job aids.

Man operates packaging line

There is a widening gap between open jobs and the number of skilled people capable of filling them. Digitization, automation, and advances in artificial intelligence are increasingly disrupting jobs across a broad spectrum of industries. More work is done by less people, and the work being done is exceedingly more complex.

Companies that rely solely on Learning Management Systems and classroom training will find it challenging to teach employees new skills.

Acadia, helps close these gaps quickly, efficiently and inexpensively:

  • Update and maintain a single source of truth for SOPs and job aids
  • Capture user feedback to improve processes over time
  • Consolidate performance data and confirming acknowledgement of changes

How Acadia Works – 2 min video

Workforce behavior change is possible when you improve performance, reduce compliance risks, and streamline training through continuous improvement of standard work.

A real-world example

Recently, one of our customers was working to fill an internal skills gap by developing a 17-week program to identify future managers. The program trained applicants on multiple roles for their manufacturing facilities. Instead of relying on presentations in a classroom setting or printed instructions, each employee was given access to Acadia on a mobile device.

  • Procedures required to perform each role were easy to find and could be retrieved as the person performed the work.
  • Procedures were automatically transformed into a series of step-by-step task lists.
  • Each task was simple and clear, and many had accompanying job aids such as diagrams or videos that helped provide context and further instruction.
  • Employees could also provide feedback, as they worked, when instructions weren’t clear. This helped the instructors to improve procedures for the next group of trainees. 

Because the task lists were completely auditable, the instructors could see which employees were using the procedures most effectively and which needed additional support. Trainees were also quizzed regularly to help identify those who should spend more time on a particular procedure and those who could advance.

With the success of the reskilling program, the company began to close its workforce gaps. It also expanded the use of Acadia to all line workers. Since launching the broader program, the company has begun closing performance and training gaps, exceeding gross line yield targets, meeting quality KPIs and reducing injuries.

Training & Onboarding

Consistent process outcomes start with your training approach. We learn better while doing. Job-embedded training programs are immediately more relevant than classroom or course-based activities. They take less time. They require less effort to pay attention.

Acadia improves training effectiveness by injecting training directly into work. Employees have easy access to SOPs and other job aids at the moment they are performing the task. Managers can check comprehension with quizzing and evaluations to ensure everyone gets the support they need.

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Audit Trail & Accountability

In most operations, SOP compliance correlates directly to performance. When compliance expectations are met, rework, yield, waste, and safety KPIs are also improved.

Managers with visibility into employee SOP compliance can identify who is performing tasks the right way and who might need additional training or support. By digitally tracking compliance, you also create an audit trail that can help you comply with ISO standards, OSHA regulations, or FDA guidelines.

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Enterprise Ready, but without the headaches

Acadia is workplace tested and built to serve the needs of large organizations first. Our standards meet the most rigorous requirements of our enterprise customers working globally in manufacturing and other highly regulated industries.

But you can get small, pilot projects up and running quickly and with little to no involvement from your IT team.

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