Fast Facts box - Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of East Texas is an American nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for people who face barriers preventing them from being able to get a job. One of the areas where we deliver training is safety, from handling workplace conflicts to staying in the loop with all regulations and clarifying issues related to diversity and inclusion. Recently, we added Kahoot! to our training toolkit to reiterate safety training exercises with employees and increase knowledge retention. Even though some of this content is rather complex and challenging, Kahoot! made these training sessions engaging, fun, and, as a consequence, more efficient.

Kimberly Lewis playing Kahoot!

People must remember to keep things safe

Many safety problems in the workplace can be prevented by making sure employees remember and retain safety rules and regulations. Recently, we noticed that workers compensation injuries had risen over the past year, and started visiting different locations to see if we could arrange additional training to turn things around. We decided to use Kahoot! to actively challenge our employees to be more aware and to prevent future workplace accidents. When you are using it to train staff on any topic, Kahoot! keeps everyone’s focus and actively challenges everyone, because everyone is more engaged with the content and competing at the same time. It ramps up both knowledge retention and fun!

Improving is fun

The Goodwill Industries of East Texas leadership team loves Kahoot! because it is so fun and easy for our staff to get together to compete against each other. Our work area covers 13 counties, which makes it very hard to get everyone together to play! But Kahoot! makes it easy and lets us set up teams by department or location. We bond and have fun while learning key points from training sessions. When we first introduced Kahoot! to our team, it was enthusiastically received. And the more challenges that we played, the more everyone wanted to play again. So, we made sure to bring it back by popular demand… and now have made it a key component of our training.

4 ways Kahoot! helps employees make the most of safety training

  1. Livens up every subject
    When teaching complex information that involves knowledge of regulations too, the hardest thing to do is to keep everyone’s attention. Kahoot! quizzes keep relevant language, imagery and info at the top of everyone’s mind while sparking their competitive spirit when there are also prizes at stake.
  2. Makes training more efficient
    With Kahoot!, you can test multiple teams at from different locations at the same time. This is fun and improves team chemistry, while reiterating the points from previous trainings or sessions. You can over several topics quickly and with an experience people actually enjoy.
  3. Clarifies confusing rules and issues
    Nothing gets across the “do’s” and “don’ts” faster than an original kahoot completed with clear imagery and language that employees will remember when they respond to the questions.
  4. Increases retention
    In our experience, adding Kahoot! to your training toolbox creates a culture of fun and teamwork. There was a clear sense of competitive intensity to most of our sessions that we had never experienced, because prizes are awarded ( and workplace pride sets in!), employees remember key details of the questions and answers, which is vital for them to be able to successfully remember what you are trying to teach them.

Want to learn fast? Kahoot! Is for you

At Goodwill Industries of East Texas, we were impressed at how Kahoot! helped us cover several topics in our training sessions in a short amount of time. We like to play Kahoot! every two months to stay sharp and give our staff a refresher on sensitive work policies. When we Kahoot!, we split into teams and award prizes to the teams who get the highest total scores. We find that our employees are really engaged when the competitive mood kicks in.
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