eBook Release: VILT Success For SMBs
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A Complete Guide To VILT Outsourcing

Maybe you don’t want to spend a small fortune on eLearning software, hiring instructors, and creating content. Or your team already has enough to worry about without adding VILT to the mix. There are numerous reasons why organizations outsource L&D projects. And SMBs shouldn’t automatically rule out eLearning content providers due to tight budgets or implementation timelines. It is possible to find your ideal outsourcing partner at the right price. You just have to know where to look and how to evaluate their qualifications. Fortunately, our new eBook, VILT Success For SMBs: How To Find Your Ideal Content Provider At The Right Price, walks you through the entire process from start to finish. Before I give you a sneak preview of the contents, let’s make a recap of the 6 most common outsourcing mistakes to avoid.

eBook Release: VILT Success For SMBs: How To Find Your Ideal VILT Content Provider At The Right Price
eBook Release
VILT Success For SMBs: How To Find Your Ideal VILT Content Provider At The Right Price
Get all the inside information you need to launch a VILT strategy on a tight budget.

VILT Outsourcing Mistakes And Tips To Form A Profitable Partnership

1. Unclear Budget

Most organizations have a rough idea of their spending cap, but they’re unaware of the VILT vendor price range or of how much they can allocate for each outsourcing task. You must have a clear budget that outlines all hidden fees, maintenance, and deliverables. What's more it’s always best to leave some room for unexpected costs. For example, you may need to host additional VILT events to address new performance gaps or compliance issues.

2. Lack Of Specialization

The vendor is a generalist who has mastered all the tech basics but knows very little about your niche. So, select a Virtual Instructor-Led Training company that specializes in your training topic and industry to maximize your investment. Can they help you launch a successful change management program to realign talents and prep your team for new leadership? Do they specialize in soft skills and sales training so that you can increase your profit margin? Evaluate their strong suits and professional background before making your final decision.

3. No Communication

Even if vendors are responsible for every phase of the VILT so that your team can focus on their respective duties, communication is still key. The virtual classroom service provider must send regular updates, accept your revision requests, and ensure you’re satisfied with the final product. Include communication guidelines in your contract so that everyone knows what to expect and who’s the primary point of contact.

4. Vague Evaluation Criteria

How do you know which Virtual Instructor-Led Training firm is a good match for your organization? Do you have a scoring system in place to compare your top choices? Are there specific qualifications or work practices you’re looking for? Also, you need clear evaluation criteria to find the right provider at the right price. VILT vendors should also be aware of how they’ll be assessed and when to expect your decision.

5. Ineffective RFPs

A request for proposal gives VILT outsourcing partners all the details they need to draft accurate estimates, delivery schedules, and deliverables lists. Thus, you must write an effective RFP that covers all the essentials to get results, ranging from project scope and delivery deadlines to budget and employee preferences. You should also avoid vague online training objectives or outcomes and give VILT vendors the opportunity to respond on their own terms. For example, they can submit video presentations to showcase their skills and industry knowledge.

6. Confusing Contracts

Contracts are always packed with legal jargon. It’s unavoidable. However, all conditions, fee schedules, and delivery dates should be spelled out. When in doubt, meet with the VILT vendor to discuss the main points and negotiate terms that are mutually beneficial. Or consider seeking legal advice if rewrites are required.

How To Pick The Right Outsourcing Partner For VILT

Third-party content providers need niche skillsets for VILT. They must also possess the right tools, stay on top of trends, and understand your organizational objectives. How do you choose the best outsourcing partner for your bottom line? Here’s a brief overview of the tips and tricks featured in VILT Success For SMBs: How To Find Your Ideal Content Provider At The Right Price:

  • VILT Budget Tips And Tricks To Stretch Available Resources
  • Items To Add To Your Virtual Instructor-Led Training Solutions Wish List
  • Steps To Choose A VILT Content Provider For SMBs
  • Free Resources To Find The Perfect VILT Solutions In Your Price Range
  • VILT Online Directory Tips To Maximize Your Investment
  • Read Between The Lines: Tips To Use VILT Reviews And Ratings For Vendor Vetting
  • Software Must-Haves For Your VILT Toolbox (Even If You Outsource)
  • Things To Look For In The VILT Vendor's Portfolio (And Landing Page)
  • Reasons To Outsource Virtual Instructor-Led Training Versus Developing In-House
  • Tips To Draft A VILT RFP That Gets Results
  • Training Tie-Breaker: Tips To Hire A VILT Vendor For Sample Projects
  • Techniques To Evaluate VILT Proposals And Make The Best Buying Decision
  • Secrets To Ensure Smooth Contract Negotiations With Your VILT Vendor

The Virtual Instructor-Led Training vendor you choose should be open to negotiation and cross-team collaboration. Particularly if you’re thinking in the long term and want to avoid another round of vendor vetting for your next project. Our eBook shows you how to use all the tools at your disposal to search for top VILT companies. You can also find tips to stretch resources, draft a winning RFP, and evaluate proposals so that you can maximize ROI. Get your copy of VILT Success For SMBs: How To Find Your Ideal Content Provider At The Right Price today to launch your new virtual classroom program without going over budget.

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