July 15, 2016

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When skill gaps interfere with daily work, that doesn’t mean it’s time to look for the next best employee. It means it’s time to create top talent from your existing staff. Not all employees will be the best of the best right from the start. It’s your job to provide a quality learning experience for all employees to develop from.

Use a learning management system (LMS) to motivate those who already understand your company’s core competencies while engaging and developing those who don’t. Allowing employees to expand their knowledge on your company’s objectives and goals makes a more productive workforce. A LMS helps track the development of your employees, so that you can watch their performance grow.

Many employees are looking for career development options within a job, and offering learning opportunities is the way to prepare them for future roles. According to a PwC study, career progression is the top priority for today’s jobseekers who expect to rise rapidly through the organization. When you think about it—those are exactly the people that you want to motivate and keep. With that in mind, it’s important to invest in your current employees and prepare them for a career path within your organization.

June 13, 2016

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Learning management can bridge the gap between employee goals and company strategies. All employees have development opportunities and skills that they can improve. Making it easy to access a centralized learning system simplifies training processes and employees are more prepared to complete their daily tasks.

When employees are continually learning and updating their skills to match company needs, your company is investing in its future success. Turnover starts to decrease as well once the skill gap starts to close. 65% of learning management system (LMS) users state they have a higher course completion rate, resulting in a 37% increase in employee productivity (Source).

Traditional classroom style training is no longer the only viable option for conducting training as online learning can occur faster online than it does in a classroom. Today’s workforce has gone mobile, and it’s time that their training options do too.

Benefits of a learning management system include:

May 17, 2016

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Everyone likes to be positively acknowledged for their work, and nobody likes to spend time and energy working on a project only to be told to start over. Timely feedback can reward work or allow check points to ensure a project is on track. Managing employee performance is one of the most critical challenges any organization will face. If the core of your company isn’t performing well, you need to understand why and be prepared to give specific developmental feedback. Implementing a performance management program can help your company track employee performance and the fulfillment of goals while maintaining a high level of employee engagement and motivation.

Performance management allows employers to understand strengths and weaknesses of the overall team. This holds each member accountable for their actions and work, while allowing you to have complete faith in their ability to help the organization stay competitive in the changing marketplace. Annual performance reviews have become a thing of the past as they ineffectively gage employee work and performance. Performance management isn’t a yearly score; it’s an ongoing conversation and coaching with a strong focus on employee engagement.

May 21, 2015

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When it comes to learning – if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. There’s no room for standing still.

Your industry is constantly changing. New equipment. New processes. New people. New rules. New regulations. New compliance. The list goes on and on. You need to be on your toes and agile enough to make moves without shutting down your day-to-day operations. Your business depends on this. Your customers demand it. 

That’s why it’s important to have a dependable learning management system (LMS) in place. With all your training and education materials gathered in one location, you can quickly deliver it to your selected audience. Centralizing your learning documents also ensures that everyone is working off the most up-to-date piece. This keeps everyone on the same page and working toward the same goals.

An LMS ensures that everyone can access training without the hassle, time and cost of meeting in the traditional classroom setting. If the need arises to update or develop new content, you can do so quickly.

Imagine this scenario: