How to Use an LMS for More Cost-Effective Team Training
How much of your organization's budget is allocated to training your team? Many organizations invest 2 - 5% of their budgets back into training programs for employees, supervisors, and leadership personnel.
The good news is this: training expenditures have been positively correlated with employee retention, customer retention, sales, and overall profitability.
Not to mention, certain laws and regulations may require you to provide employee training, depending on the location of your business and the specific industry you’re in.
Most Organizations Deliver Training through an LMS
A learning management system (LMS) is a software-based tool companies use to develop, deliver, and track training. More than 61% of organizations report using some form of software-based e-learning system.
Discover how an LMS can help your organization deliver a more cost-effective and efficient training experience.
One System for Multiple Use Cases
How many training programs are you deploying to the employees, supervisors, and leaders in your organization?
From onboarding new employees to sexual harassment prevention to OSHA safety, your organization may have a wide variety of training programs to offer employees.
An LMS helps organizations present multiple training programs in one software package. Your ideal LMS will allow your organization to input any SCORM-compliant learning module so your employees can have a single login that serves up all relevant training for their industry or role.
User-based Training Functionality
The best LMS for training will be one that allows user-based learning.
When the State of California wanted to deploy state-wide California mandated reporter training for the professionals required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect, they implemented a role-based LMS created by Simple.
The LMS created for CA allowed users to access the specific training they needed based on their profession. Child daycare providers could take training specific to their roles, for example, while law enforcement and medical providers accessed different training modules tailored to their professions.
Other examples of role-based training may include specific training programs based on the roles inside of your organization. In CA, human resources professionals and supervisors at companies that hire teens are required to take mandated reporter training.
An LMS with role-based functionality makes getting the required training programs to those who need them easy.
Does your organization offer e-learning and in-person training? A sophisticated LMS will help administrators track, organize, and plan training across multiple modalities.
From one central e-learning hub, administrators and trainers can schedule, deploy, and manage in-person training when using a learning management system.
One LMS feature that makes it possible to provide training across multiple modalities is role-based functionality.
The Simple LMS allows administrators to grant specific permissions and access to features based on user roles.
This differs from a user-based training feature, which presents the correct training courses based on a user's job function. With role-based functionality, you can designate administrators who can view and track training completion or trainers who can upload curriculum or schedule in-person training days and locations.
Better Administrative Tracking
The biggest reason an LMS can help your organization save time and money is by helping administrators keep track of training completion.
Rather than tracking multiple e-learning platforms or (even worse) piles of paper, an LMS lets administrators simplify and centralize training information.
The Simple LMS continually tracks data on content and user interactions and provides metrics to admin users. Reports from collected data can be viewed on a dashboard, exported, and shared by admins with analyst roles.
Employee training has changed for the better. New LMS advances can help your organization deploy training more efficiently and effectively than ever before, decreasing training-related costs and ensuring you meet any legal training requirements in your state or industry.
Schedule a demo today to learn more about the Simple LMS and how you can tailor it for your organization's needs.