Ticken is an online touch typing course part of the Efficiency Software suite of ergonomic software solutions. Users master touch typing in a very short space of time, 50% faster than with traditional training methods.
Ticken is easy to set up and roll out to employees. After company registration, enter the email addresses of the employees you want to train and they will receive an e-mail instantly enabling them to log in and commence the course. The course can be done at home or at work as it is completely online.
Learning to touch type has multiple health benefits for computer users and is recommended by occupational healthcare specialists and experts in office ergonomics. Employees who are able to touch type are far less exposed to mental and physical fatigue than hunt and peck typists.
Touch typists naturally adopt a much healthier posture. Their eyes are no longer drawn to the keyboard so they focus on the monitor. This results in less hunching and a more neutral seating posture which substantially reduces neck and shoulder pain.
The touch typing course encourages a more flowing typing action which reduces the stress on the fingers. The workload is spread across all fingers rather than being concentrated on a few working intensively. This reduces physical fatigue in the hand and fingers.
Mental fatigue is also greatly reduced using touch typing. As employees become better, touch typing becomes a reflex, not a conscious effort. There is also a marked reduction in frustrating typing errors. Employees are able to focus solely on the task in hand as typing is a much easier, instinctive behaviour.