Dec 8, 2020
Professional development, continued education, workplace training. Regardless of the term used to describe the process of improving employees’ skills, organizations should have a structured system in place to administer and track the program. There are a number of benefits that come from employing a learning management solution (LMS) to organize the effort. If your organization does not currently use a learning management solution, here are some questions to keep in mind:
- Is your current learning practitioner aware of the exact training requirements of every employee?
- Are they aware of the topics to be covered so that it is beneficial to the organization and employees, both current and future?
- Are they ready to conduct pre- and post-training assessments to gauge the impact?
- Are your organization’s training programs readily available to employees?
Additionally, an LMS tracks a company’s training and education progress to ensure the workforce and business are in compliance with laws, regulations, and licenses. Employee skills enhancement is also critical to an organization’s growth and attaining its goals and objectives.
Human resource professionals are primarily responsible for the selection and administration of an LMS.
The goal then for HR leaders is to understand and address the needs of both the organization and the employee. Therefore, to improve the overall learning experience and the impact on the organization the learning management system should be engaging, relevant, and easy to use on several different platforms. Additionally, course content that relates to employees’ performance goals and day-to-day activities on the job is paramount. This is why many training programs fail to fully engage the ‘student’ employee and can leave a negative impression; the content is not in sync with stakeholders because it is not relevant.
When an organization selects and invests in customizing the learning management curriculum, the chances are higher that employers and employees believe in the value of the program. Another important element of a successful LMS is a system for feedback from employees. In today’s dynamic world accessibility as well as the experience are highly desirable.
Many learning management systems offer generic types of courses that may not be tailored to the business or employees of the organization. The top LMS allows businesses to create customized curriculum and courses, as well as source and integrate providers of education and training.
Often, learning practitioners are focused on explaining to business owners the why and how of the program rather than focusing on building engaging learning communities and tools. The success of a learning management system depends on a few key areas: topics and content, technology, course design, and engagement. For many companies, it is beneficial to focus on topics specific to employees’ job roles. Doing so increases employee engagement and motivation.
Today, your organization can offer a Learning Management System that is flexible enough to allow the users the ability to connect with others, organize their courses, and see the achievement of goals. When these elements are in place, HR has a fair chance of the learning platform outperforming previously employed training programs. Today’s LMS provides an ideal approach to creating a great learning experience with a mixed approach of instructor-led courses, course interactivity, and targeted courses.
Measuring the effectiveness of any tool is a continuous process, and the LightWork LMS offers measurement in all the stages of the learning process. To learn more about LightWork Learning Management System, powered by dialogEDU, click here.