In order for any organization to maintain a level of competence and keep a competitive edge, training by all staff must be a regular activity. Many organizations provide regular training of various materials to employees to provide that edge.
However, is your organization still utilizing the Number 2 pencil on scratch sheets? Is your leaning and training strategy currently just attaching PDFs to an email?
As we progress through the 21st century, new technologies are developed on a regular basis for every aspect of the business office. Holding true to archaic methods of teaching employees doesn’t mean that you’re saving money by not investing in learning management systems (LMS). In fact, by denying your employees a technology-based training could impede your organization’s progress.
1. Cost Effective – By investing in the future of your employees, you are investing in the future of your organization. The more informed and practiced your employees are, the better performance you will see in the general population. With increased performance, your organization will see an increase in efficiency. As efficiency becomes prominent, costs begin to decrease saving your organization money in various areas. It isn’t as far as a stretch as it may sound. Proper guidance and education can make a profound impact in any organization and putting effort into the LMS program will provide an effective way to cut costs in a variety of ways.
2. Customize for Needs – Many LMS programs will customize the online learning environment based on the needs of the organization. This includes custom learning paths, custom branding to fit your message and look, leveraging various roles for different levels of access to the system, API integration, and more. This will ensure that your employees experience a professional learning environment right for your organization
3. Content Agnostic – While those 1970s harassment videos stacked in the closet may hold some truths to this day, it is time to come into the 21st century. It is time to get your valuable content online. Make sure any LMS you decide to use is SCORM certified. That means that the system passed the industry standard tests to accommodate just about any form of digital content. This is important and every system is not certified. Whether it is developing leadership skills among your managers or providing computer skills to those who don’t have them, the right LMS will ensure that all of your content can be housed and deployed to your employees and other users.
4. Certifications – Among the content available on an LMS program are those tailored for specific certifications. These programs are intense training methods to deliver the most knowledge available to develop quality skills. These certifications could include managerial expertise, technology usage, sales enhancement, and more, whatever is right for your organization and industry. With a modern learning management program, you can access certification tracking tools to help monitor and focus on specific employee needs. It is important for organization to keep up on their employee’s certifications and an LMS can help with that.
5. Resource Management – Most of the online LMS programs will provide access to content that can be completed on the employees own time. Look for a system that can be accessed by any device with a full browser. This could help reduce lost man-hours due to training methods during the day and allow users to access content when they are able – no matter where they may be.
Since the LMS program is usually web-based and delivers as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, there are no resources you need to install on a server or network. The employee can complete courses directly from their own desk and computer or in a training room. It doesn’t matter where the location is as long as there is Internet access.
Investing time and money in state-of-the-art training methods will keep your employees “up-to-date.” The world of technology is changing constantly and denying your employees the most true information possible could cost your organization in the long run.
You can bet your competition isn’t falling behind in the times and neither should you.
Debra Johnson budding author working on a series of children’s books and of course is the main blogger/editor for www.liveinnanny.com. She is a deeply religious person, with the hobby of writing articles on different topics.
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