Why do you actually need a Learning Management System?
In the following paragraphs, we will discuss exactly how a Learning Management System (LMS) contributes to a company. An LMS helps provide optimal support for an implementation process for training, learning and knowledge sharing. The administrative load will be reduced and relationships with employees will be improved. We will discuss below six main reasons why an LMS needs to be considered.
Improved business results
With an LMS, employees are given quick and easy access to all the learning tools that are available. This gives them the opportunity to become better at their jobs.
Employee performance tracking
Offering training is a perfect way to provide employees with essential knowledge. An LMS facilitates the setting of training requirements per job function which allows a company to identify who needs relevant training and information. Alongside this, registering employees and managing teams can be arranged using only a few clicks. With these options, it is easy to ensure that employees have the right skills, while simultaneously monitoring the investment in additional training.
Additionally, you can easily assess whether employees meet the mandatory industry standards. A list of those following a course along with when and where it took place can be printed.
Perhaps there are different systems used within the company to keep track of training courses. With an LMS, all the information is held in an organized, manageable, secure way and all existing (HR) systems are integrated so that all the data is readily accessible.
Furthermore, employees also benefit from a comprehensive system whereby all courses can be offered directly. This ensures an effective learning environment and reduces the stress levels associated with learning and employee motivation.
More control over employees’ learning processes
Each employee has drawn up his or her own Personal Development Plan, from which learning needs can be derived. These needs are then translated into specific, personalized training.
The results of assignments created can be followed and suggestions or comments given. Likewise, reminders and other notifications can be sent automatically to employees, all resulting in a clear overview and control of the learning process.
Evaluation of learning efficiency
So long as the right reports are created, the success and progress of training can be easily evaluated but drafting the right report is not always easy. An LMS can provide straightforward tools and makes it possible to select the desired format and level. The results can be filtered by, for example, training, department, or group exam. It is also possible to select the type of user and any relevant certification.
Additionally, specific functions automate reporting and the tracking of learning efficiency, so this does not need to be done manually. The result is that you can demonstrate without any difficulties how successful particular training or the progress of employees is.
Cost and time savings
In reality, only large organizations could afford the cost and complexity of maintaining an LMS. However, thanks to improved software, even small businesses can benefit from an LMS via minimal cost-based pricing.