Growing competition in the global workplace combined with an increasingly complex corporate work environment have made corporate training and employee development programs more important than ever. In fact, between 2017 and 2020, the average number of annual training hours for employees at the largest companies in the U.S. increased from just over 42 hours to more than 102 hours. Even smaller and mid-sized companies averaged nearly 50 hours of annual training per employee.
The challenge though, especially for smaller companies, is in finding the resources to build effective and relevant training courses. According to one recent study, the cost of creating a single one-hour course can be as much as $15,000 and can take as long as 300 hours to create.
The Benefits of Ready-Made Corporate Training Materials
Fortunately, as the demand for corporate training has grown, so too has the availability of technology and resources to support these programs. Some companies now offer ready-made, brandable corporate training materials as a viable option to access the specific content your organization will need for effective employee development.
Some of the benefits associated with using brandable corporate training materials include:
Ready-made training materials can often be purchased (or licensed) at a fraction of the cost for developing a course.
Some of the ready-made corporate training offerings on the market allow you to add your own corporate branding. This is an important consideration for any organization that is serious about its own branding and the materials presented to your employees.
Working with ready-made corporate training materials eliminates lag time associated with building a course from scratch, which can be a critical factor for urgent or time sensitive training materials.
Another challenge for in-house course development is in finding the expertise to create each desired course. Ready-made courses are often authored by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for each topic of interest.
In addition to branding, some vendors allow their clients to customize their courses to meet the specific training needs of your company.
LMS Portals for Corporate Training
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant Learning Management System (LMS) that allows administrators to launch and manage a dedicated online training environment (portal) for each of your training audiences, both internal (employees) and external (customers, partners, suppliers, etc.) Each portal you launch includes a powerful course development engine, along with robust tools for user onboarding, learning path creation, group management, live remote training, analytics, and more.
Brandable Corporate Training Materials
In addition to the LMS Portals platform, we provide our clients and partners with a library of 140+ ready-made, brandable corporate training courses, covering most every area of employee development. In addition to branding, each course can be customized to meet the specific training needs of your organization.
The corporate training topics covered in the LMS Portals library include: