The Employee Training Conundrum

Companies large and small are facing one primary roadblock—a lack of talent. Or so it initially appears. In reality that roadblock equate to problems training the available talent.
Why is this an issue?
Companies aren’t investing the amount of time and money required to have a well-trained workforce and this becomes even more challenging for them as their workforce becomes more geographically diverse. How do you train employees in a way that’s succinct, concise and effective when they’re located in different areas of the city, the country or the world?
This is when a learning management system (LMS) becomes the go-to solution.

What is an LMS?

A learning management system, or an LMS, is a software application allowing employers to quickly deliver not only training and education but also to comprehensively track the progress of employees.
This is also called eLearning, and delivering education in this way first rose to popularity with colleges, universities and higher educational institutions. As these colleges and universities continue to expand their eLearning and LMS-based offerings, the rest of the world has also begun to realize the benefits this type of training delivery can bring.

The Benefits of LMS Training

You may be asking yourself what the benefits are of learning management system training over more traditional employee training, such as in-classroom learning.
There are many, and some of the primary benefits include:

  • A learning management system is an inexpensive way to train employees that also saves time and valuable resources.
  • Employees have been proven to be more engaged in training delivered through an LMS platform, and it also allows them to remain more productive in the workplace.
  • A LMS offers constant support and troubleshooting.
  • If you want to see how your employees are doing with their training or where more improvement is needed, tracking training is simplified with the use of a learning management system.

So what are the features to look for in an LMS? Just a few of the many features include scalability, flexibility and the ability to customize your learning content and delivery to the needs of your business and your employees.