One of the most important components in the success of any workforce training program is allowing the employees to play an active role in their career training path.
Companies need to provide a platform where learners can track their accomplishments and clearly identify the training needed to advance in their careers. The companies that are currently doing this benefit from a dedicated and self-directed workforce.
Those that don’t are squandering worker talent.
Most organizations to this point have been content to let HR define an employee’s career path and create their development plan. Today however, there is a growing demand for workers to take a more active role in their skills training and job performance. This trend is being driven by the employees, who recognize the importance of maintaining and growing their career skills in a tight job market. But it is also being driven by company executives, who want to measure the business benefits and ROI of the training they provide.
At the crossroads of these two sets of needs is a convergence of self-directed career training and the Learning Management System (LMS) that a company is using. This connection between an LMS and the performance of a company’s workforce is the new paradigm for HR and for training professionals. There is an increased awareness that Learning Management and employee performance are inextricably linked.
Enter the new Social Learning Management System.
Along with a recognition Learning Management must allow for employee interaction and involvement, comes the realization that most LMS platforms today can’t deliver what is needed. The realities of a constantly changing performance landscape require a new type of LMS – one with features like:
- A personal learning environment (PLE) that gives employees more control over their skills training.
- A collaborative and social architecture that creates communities of practice within the organization.
- Tracking and management of an employee’s learning performance by qualified stakeholders.
- The ability for an employee to learn, share and contribute.
- Reporting features that give direct insight into the effectiveness of training.
- Cloud-based and secure architecture, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and support.
- Easy to set up and to integrate.
All of these features and more can be found in the award-winning TOPYX® Social LMS. TOPYX combines industry-leading LMS tools with the ability for employees to actively control their learning path; features not found in traditional LMS platforms. Now employees have a level of engagement with the learning process, and management has a direct view into the effectiveness of employee training.
The dynamic of employee career training is changing. Your LMS needs to adapt to these changes and to allow for more flexibility in the training of your workforce. For more insight into just how TOPYX can help your HR department and your employees, request a free LMS demo for your company.
Discover how this convergence will help your company succeed.
Vice President, Business Development