Growing competition in most every industry, coupled with increasing complexity in the workplace have made workforce training and development a necessity for any company looking to survive and thrive in today’s economy. However, the challenge for many organizations is in developing training programs that meet the needs of increasingly remote workforces. While it is no longer a viable option to bring employees into a conference room to conduct classroom-based training the evolution of cloud-based online learning, or “eLearning” technologies are helping Learning and Development (L&D) teams to implement cost-effective and efficient remote training strategies and programs.
The Growing Needs for Workforce Training and Development
Effective workforce training and development is a critical need for most organizations as it provides an opportunity for employees to increase their knowledge and improve their job skills in order to increase their contribution to the business. And while training and development does come with a cost, most companies find that the return on investment (ROI) is strong enough to support the program.
Some of the benefits your company can expect from the implementation of a workforce training and development program include:
Increased Employee Knowledge and Skills
The primary reason for the implementation of workforce training and development is in ensuring that your workers have the knowledge and skills they need to perform their job roles at a high level. To this end, it is important to offer programs that are valuable to each employee, based on their specific needs and job role.
Increased ROI from Core Technologies
As companies today increasingly rely on and invest more heavily in technologies to run their core business operations, it is important that they provide their employees with the training they need to understand how to best leverage those systems to ensure the company is getting the most from the technology investment.
Decreased Employee Turnover
Companies that offer workforce training and development programs tend to have an easier time keeping their employees over the long-term as workers who are given the opportunity to increase their skills tend to feel more highly valued. The commitment the company demonstrates to its employees through training tends to increase loyalty to the organization.
Enhanced New Hire Recruiting
Today’s job seeker is likely to choose to work for a company that offers training and development as these programs can help them become more valuable, not just to the company, but to the marketplace as a whole. All else being equal, job candidates tend to choose to join a company that invests in its employees.
eLearning for Remote Workforce Training and Development
eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies (the Internet, primarily) for all types of learning programs, including workforce training and development. The use of eLearning-based technologies has grown dramatically as workforces around the world have become increasingly remote.
In addition to supporting the needs of remote workers, eLearning-based training programs tend to be more cost-effective as they eliminate many of the high costs associated with in-person, classroom-based training, such as travel, lodging, venue and on-site instructor fees, catering, and the printing and distribution of training materials. And with eLearning, your employees can access the critical training materials they needs, when and where they need it.
The core technology that supports an eLearning-based workforce training and development program is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the software application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track your remote eLearning program.
LMS Portals for Remote Workforce Training and Development
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system for remote workforce training and development. In working with LMS Portals, the administrator can launch and manage any number of dedicated, customized training environments on-demand. And each portal you launch includes its own rapid and simplified course development engine, along with supporting tools for user onboarding, collaboration, analytics, and more.