Updated: Apr 25, 2021
With increasing advances in technology and the ongoing improvement of workplace strategies and methodologies, there is a growing need for employees to keep pace with these changes regarding skills, knowledge, and abilities. Employee training programs can provide an ideal way to prepare your employees for the challenges of today and increase the overall performance and competitiveness of your organization. And while training your employees will cost money, time, and resources, those companies that do invest in employee training tend to see an increase in revenue on a per employee basis, along with an overall improvement in the organization’s bottom line.
Types of Employee Training Programs
While employee training can impact most any area of your organization, common topics often include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills development and knowledge building
Technology and operations training
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
To ensure that your program focuses on critical areas of need, many companies will first conduct surveys to determine current levels of employee abilities in specific areas. The findings from these efforts can help determine which types of training programs can deliver the best possible return-on-investment (ROI).
eLearning and Employee Training App Development
In the past, in-person, classroom-based sessions served as the foundation for employee training. But in recent years, as cloud-based technologies have continued to improve, online learning or “eLearning” has emerged as the preferred method for employee training and workforce development. This eLearning-based approach has accelerated due to the increasing number of remote employees (a trend that was underway even before COVID-19).
A Learning Management System (LMS) provides the core technology for all types of eLearning programs, including employee training. An LMS is the application that allows you to build, deliver, and track employee training programs and activities. A number of LMS platforms available today, allow you to build branded, customized programs that can be delivered over the mobile web. This approach allows you frame your employee training as a branded employee training app and provides a number of significant benefits, including:
Leveraging a cloud-based LMS from a third-party vendor eliminates the need for a large, up-front investment and allows you to deploy your program more quickly (since you don’t have to take the time to “stand up” your own LMS). And some cloud LMS vendors offer a deployment model that provides for a mobile app delivery to employees.
Delivering a training program that includes a mobile web app delivery option provides your employees with a high level of convenience as it enables them to conduct their training activities at their own convenience from anywhere they choose.
Leveraging a mobile web app as part of your employee training program ensures that your workers can access the training content they need at critical times. This also allows you to add a contextual component to your training program.
Unlike classroom-based training, leveraging eLearning and a mobile web app for employee training ensures that all of your employees are working with consistent content and messaging . It also allows for quick and easy changes to training materials as the need arises.
LMS Portals for Mobile Employee Training App Development
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that enables the development of customized mobile web app-based employee training programs. Using our platform, you can build and deliver robust training courses and programs that employees can access from any type of mobile device. And each portal you launch can have its own unique branding, user onboarding system, messaging and collaboration tools, analytics engine, and more.