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LMS Training: Why Do My Employees Need LMS Training?

Posted on March 16, 2016 By Jake White

Employee training is an important part of the onboarding process, as well as keeping your staff up to date on how to do their job. However, this process can often be frustrating, time-consuming, and even ineffective. In light of this, many new technologies have been created to improve the way we deliver employee training. The Learning Management System (LMS) is one such that helps you take control of employee training and makes it easier for your staff to get what they need from it.

Many employers have discovered that LMS training has improved their employee training, but how do you know if it’s right for your business? If you have any training needs in your corporation, chances are your employees could benefit from the implementation of an LMS. We’ve put together a list of some of the most important reasons why your employees need LMS training.

Eliminates the Need For Travel

Traditional training often requires travel and forces employees to spend their day at a training facility. Training locations may serve a large area to cut costs, meaning your staff commutes a great distance. Travel is inconvenient for employees and contributes to unnecessary costs for the business.

Online learning and a good LMS means that your employees don’t need to travel at all for their training, and can do it from their work computer or even from home. This issue is more pressing for companies that hire contractors located all over the world.

Makes Training Easier to Navigate

If you’ve ever tried to navigate a poorly executed training program, you understand how frustrating it can be. Your employees’ supervisors don’t have time to constantly answer questions about what courses your employees need to take, or where to find the courses they are looking for. An LMS will bring all employee training together in an easy-to-use platform that makes it clear to your employees what needs to be done and when.

An LMS should feature a calendar that populates with important course deadlines. This helps your employees see at a glance what they need to complete and when they should set aside time for completing it. As well, an LMS allows your employees to quickly search for past courses or documents so they can access them at any time. A frustration free interface saves your employees time and anger and allows them to get straight to what they need.

Consistent Training

For your staff to do their work effectively across different departments and locations, they need regular training. Traditional training leaves much room for error and individual interpretation. A corporate LMS eliminates many of these inconsistencies by making it possible for your team to distribute a single lesson plan that everyone is assigned, regardless of location.

Learn at Their Own Pace

Traditional teaching methods can make it difficult to reach a variety of learners. Online learning has made it possible for employees to access their training anytime, anywhere and get refreshers whenever they need them. LMSs take that versatility one step further by making it possible for trainers to track employee training and test for understanding with relevant quizzes.

With an LMS, your employees will be able to see how they scored on each test and if they choose to they (and you) can see what they got wrong. Both the employees and their supervisors can discover whether they are understanding and retaining the information, and training is altered or supplemented if it needs to be. All of your employees will be able to learn at their preferred pace and can get the help they require if they are falling behind.

Easy Renewal for Regulatory Compliance

If you are in an industry where your employees need to take compliance courses to do their job, an LMS can help you track this online. Your LMS will make reports for you about which employees have completed courses. This makes regulatory compliance quicker and easier and ensures an accurate account of who is up to date.

Peer Support

It’s not efficient for your employees to be running to their supervisors or HR every time they have a question about training courses. An LMS allows them to talk to each other and their trainers about course questions online. Peer feedback makes it quicker, easier, and less disruptive for them to get answers to their questions.

Everyone stands to benefit from better employee training. So make the smart choice and use an LMS to cut out the fat from your employee training programs and make the whole process easier for everyone.

Don’t just pick any corporate LMS. Purchase the one that created by people who understand the challenges businesses face with their employee training. Contact us today to learn more about what makes our system unique and how it can be the most efficient choice for your business.