Learning has always been a critical requirement for business. Some training is legally mandated. Other training may be needed to keep up with your profession. Still other training is unique to your company's policies and procedures. There's always a lot for staff to learn. And it all needs to be managed and trac.
Covid and the "Great Resignation" is making it painfully clear that skilled employees are both VALUABLE and HARD TO FIND, and that turnover is VERY COSTLY. Investing in your people can help you keep them. And it's not over yet!
In a recent article on LinkedIn, Ryan Roslansky noted that " ... despite all this change coming all at once, executives are optimistic about the opportunity to rewrite their playbooks when it comes to hiring, skills development, and engaging their talent."
Creating a "learning culture" in your organization can greatly contribute to the kind of work environment that staff won't want to leave. Here's what Deloitte said in this thought-provoking publication ...
"As leaders look to attract new employees, they shouldn’t neglect—or take for granted—those who have stuck around, pulling double duty to fill in for those who left. That means giving people the kind of time, resources, and support they need in a work landscape that continues to shift under their feet. Organizations can aim to satisfy restless employees by expanding internal growth and mobility opportunities, or by offering new learning or rotational positions."
By investing in your people (by far your most valuable asset) you can increase both productivity and loyalty and turn a critical business challenge into a competitive advantage that sets your company apart.
Learning management software (LMS) that's delivered as a service (SAAS) can help a company take control of their learning challenges and build measurable value in the process. Available anywhere with internet access, and sold on a per-user monthly subscription, it's easy and cost effective to launch and start reaping the benefits.
An LMS dashboard makes it easier for staff to find the training they are looking for, or that they need to take. Integration with social features enables learners to ask questions, share their experiences, help each other, make suggestions, etc. Gamification can create a friendly yet competitive learning environment where recognition and rewards can motivate learners to do their best.
Automatically track training completed per user and remind users when required training or updates are due. Compliance reports and automatic escalations are also a great time saver. Audits are certainly no fun but can be a lot less stressful if your LMS can easily show auditors verifiable lists of employees, training history, and test results.
Different people, different time zones, different schedules ... while classroom instruction can be helpful at times, it's rarely convenient and often incurs additional expense. A SAAS LMS is available 24/7 so users can get their training when it's most convenient for their individual schedules and priorities. In addition, 24/7 availability is great when you want to revisit something after training is completed (e.g., when you need it for the task at hand).
If you have multiple offices or remote workers, the worldwide availability of cloud-based LMS enables them to access their training from wherever they are. Training without travel costs! And you are ensured that regardless of where your employees are located, that they are getting the same high-quality training.
An LMS can be used to identify and leverage existing skills and knowledge to meet specific demands (instead of automatically hiring outside experts or new employees).
Pre-built training materials can be quickly imported into a SAAS LMS. These SCORM-compliant training materials are available for a number of industries and from a variety of vendors. Some SAAS content creation providers also enable SCORM export for easy import into a SAAS LMS.
Match current skills with requirements for current and future business goals and strategies. Use skill gap analysis to plan new integrated training plans for key roles across the company.
The only learning platform built into Microsoft 365 & Teams. Makes it easy to incorporate training into people's default work environment. Can import SCORM training packages.
Intuitive e-learning software makes it quick and easy to design courses that are on-brand and up to date. Can export to SCORM.
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