When an organization implements change, employees can often react negatively. The result is that it makes organizations feel like they are opposed to innovation and sends a mixed message to employees. Employees want to know what is going on and how it affects them. Online training software can help improve employee performance in a corporation by not only keeping them in the loop with where they are with their own training but also give you the tools to monitor their progress and success.
1) Integrates Developmental Plans
Employees often have an idea of where they want to be with a company. However, some employees may feel uncomfortable having this discussion with their managers. During performance reviews, this is often the time to have the conversation. If they aren’t open, they may simply never progress in the company and their manager will have no idea what developmental goals to set in place for them in order to help them progress.
Learning management systems (LMS) can integrate an employee’s developmental goals. Employees can pinpoint what role they would like to see themselves have. The system can automatically create a learning plan to help them achieve the necessary skill set for that role.
2) Delivers Real-Time Learning
Let’s face it. A poor online training course can become a boring task rather than an enlightening experience for employees. Being restricted for hours at a time in a training session hinders learning. Employees are wondering about other projects they could be working on, if a client has emailed them back, and a host of other things.
By implementing a learning management system with custom online training that’s built with mobile learning in mind, employees can learn in real time wherever they happen to be — whether that’s in the office or on site. They are not restricted to training classrooms, do not need to reschedule meetings, and can train when it’s convenient for them. They are also not restricted in their own learning timeframe. Employees can move at a self-directed pace that’s comfortable for them.
3) Actively Monitors Employee Progress
An LMS allows you to easily and accurately monitor what each employee knows. If there are any gaps, a company can provide the targeted online training courses to get employees back on track. Managers have access to employee’s progress via emailed reports and by viewing the data through the LMS’ web interface. This data gives them the detailed information to review with their staff at any time to help them improve their performance.
4) Stores + Delivers Up To Date Materials
Depending on the size of your company, various roles, and departments, you may be swamped with training materials and standard operating procedure manuals. If you’ve already migrated your existing training materials to an electronic format, you are in a better place, making it easy for yourself and employees to access updated information.
A learning management system platform can store and deliver a company’s up to date reference materials for employees to access anytime. Training personnel can teach directly from the LMS and update the materials instantly. The entire company can stay compliant and on the same page with each other. Delivering accurate information helps employees stay on task and be proud of their work.
5) Promotes Employee Engagement
Of course, with any program, you want feedback. An LMS promotes active employee engagement via the feedback received from online training programs. Employees can let the company know if there are other skilled areas they would like to explore. That’s the beauty of online training software. Employees can also automatically choose the skilled areas they would like to improve on themselves.
Employees can use the LMS as a guide in their performance evaluations to reach out to their managers and let them know what they have enjoyed in training and start working on career planning. As long as you have happy employees who feel they are in an environment where their success matters, you will have lower turnover rates.
Wrapping It Up
An LMS can provide plenty of opportunities for all of those who use it. It allows the training manager to keep progress of employees training and compliance; it also gives the employees the opportunity to take the training outside of the office on their own time (or in the case of mobile learning, on their own device).