Corporate leaders understand that employees are the most valuable asset of any organization. They also understand that, in order maintain viability in today’s increasingly competitive and complex global markets, employee training or “upskilling” is critical.
Employee Upskilling refers to the creation and delivery of training programs by a company to its employees to help ensure workers have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their job roles. An effective Upskilling program identifies skills gaps among employees and delivers targeted training courses and content to expand the employee’s capabilities and value to the organization.
The Benefits of Employee Upskilling to the Organization
At one time, upskilling programs were viewed as a luxury made available only by large companies with extensive resources. But over the past ten years or so, companies of all sizes have come to realize that investing in employees through comprehensive upskilling can provide is worth the time and investment, given the benefits these programs can provide.
The primary reason for offering an Employee Upskilling program is in ensuring your employees have the skills and knowledge they need to perform at the highest level, which leads to an overall increase in productivity across the organization.
Companies that invest in the skills of their employees can expect to see less turnover as employees are more likely to stay long-term with a company that demonstrates commitment to their success and value in the marketplace.
In offering Upskilling programs, not only will your company find it easier to keep employees, but it also improves your opportunities to attract new talent. In fact, studies show that employees are likely to consider the availability of upskilling programs when choosing a new employer.
Increased Customer Satisfaction
A comprehensive Upskilling program includes training around enhancing the customer experience for any customer-facing roles in the organization. And happy customers are more likely to remain loyal to your brand and provide positive customer reviews and free word-of-mouth advertising.
eLearning for Employee Upskilling
eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies (the Internet, primarily) as the foundation for a learning program. In recent years, as SaaS-based technologies have continued to evolve and workforces have become increasingly remote, Upskilling programs have shifted away from in-person based training to eLearning-based programs.
The core technology that supports any type of eLearning program, including corporate eLearning for Employee Upskilling, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track eLearning-based Upskilling programs.
LMS Portals: A Turnkey Solution for Employee Upskilling
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant LMS that allows an administrator to launch and manage a dedicated training environment (portal) for each unique training audience. Each portal you launch includes a powerful course building engine, along with robust tools for user onboarding, group management, learning path creation, live remote training, analytics, and more.
We also offer a library of 140+ ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee upskilling. Together with our platform, this library of courses provides for a turnkey solution to Employee Upskilling.