Most companies that embark on an eLearning-based corporate training program would prefer to offer their learners customized training content and courses as it provides the ability to more specifically address the company’s training needs and speak to your staff on a more personal level. The challenge for many organizations, however, is in recruiting the talent to build customized courses or in paying the significant cost of having a third-party professional build courses for them. And while there are numerous off-the-shelf offerings for corporate training, dealing with all sorts of topics, they seldom align with your company’s core needs and messaging.
What is Customized Corporate Training?
A customized training program is developed for a specific organization and designed to address the specific training needs of that organization using uniquely developed content and courses. To be effective, customized training targets clearly defined learning objectives and utilizes a comprehensive regarding program structure and the delivery of the program to achieve corporate learning and training goals.
For most companies, the ideal scenario is in finding ways to leverage in-house talent (such as SMEs) to develop customized training courses.
The Benefits of Customized Courses for Corporate Training
As the availability of off-the-shelf corporate training offerings continues to grow, most companies, if given the choice, would prefer to offer their employees eLearning materials that they have built themselves. Some of the reasons for this include:
Familiarity with Your Own Employees
Every company is unique in terms of its mission, culture, and differentiation in the marketplace. Your company’s specific policies, procedures, and core messaging could never be address using off-the-shelf learning products. Developing your own customized learning courses helps support your employees in a way that is consistent with your brand.
Many off-the-shelf vendors charge a monthly or annual subscription, on a per/student basis, for access to their training materials. As your training needs grow, this model can become quite expensive. With customized training, on the other hand, once you build the course, you own it. Under this approach, your cost per learner declines as you offer the course to an increasing number of employees.
Optimized Learning Experience
Offering custom eLearning solutions tends to create a better, more engaging learning experience for employees as it provides the opportunity to deliver critical content in a fun and engaging way. Through customization you can implement a variety of strategies to increase employee engagement, knowledge, and retention and train your employees using familiar messaging that resonates with them.
Many training topics are dynamic in nature and your company’s training needs will change and evolve over time. Given this, developing your own customized courses offers a significant advantage in that you can revise and expand your courses as needed, so that your training content is always up-to-date and accurate.
LMS Portals: Software Development Engine for Corporate Training
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows you to launch and manage multiple eLearning environments (portals) to support the unique training needs of each of your audiences, including employees, customers, and partners.
Each portal you launch includes it’s own simplified, yet powerful course development engine. This engine allows anyone to build engaging customized courses, quickly and easily, using existing content, such as videos, PDFs, documents, images, and more.