Updated: Apr 25, 2021
Over the past year, corporate training in the form of eLearning has become a necessity as the global workplace has grown in complexity and workforces have become increasingly remote. And while eLearning-based corporate training is not new, the pandemic and a belief among experts that workers in many industries are likely to remain remote (at least for the foreseeable future) has forced many organizations to rethink their employee learning and training strategies.
In general, the role of corporate training continues to broaden, with many learning executives working to support and facilitate initiatives that support change and evolving needs in their organizations. Since March of 2020, many of these leaders have had to completely reevaluate how their organization operates and determine new approaches for achieving company objectives, given the new challenges of today’s work environment.
The Role of Corporate Training for an Organization
Employee and shared workplace knowledge is power, regardless of the industry in which your company operates, which is why developing an effective corporate training strategy that supports today’s dispersed workforces is critical.
Corporate training (often referred to as Workplace Learning or Employee Training) refers to the professional development activities a company creates in order to help ensure the success of each employee in their organization and support them in their work. And while corporate training programs can vary from company to company, they generally have several common attributes.
Supports Employee Development
The primary goal of corporate training is in helping employees to develop the skills they need to perform their job roles well.
Offered as Continuing Education
Corporate training is usually offered through online courses and workshops. In some cases, the program is delivered through a series of lectures that resemble the traditional college approach to education. This is especially common for courses delivered by third-party corporate training organizations.
Not Always Specific to an Organization
Effective corporate training is designed to employees to excel in their specific job role and to add value to the company’s overall mission. But in the process, employees may develop skills they can take with them to other organizations.
The Benefits of eLearning-Based Corporate Training
In the past, the only real option most companies had when implementing a corporate training program was through in-person, classroom-based training sessions. But in recent years, the availability of powerful cloud-based technologies has made eLearning a more feasible option for companies of all sizes.
Some of the benefits you can expect from the implementation of an eLearning-based corporate training program include:
eLearning eliminates many of the high costs associated with in-person training, such as travel, lodging, on-site instructor fees, and the printing and distribution of training materials.
Convenience and Flexibility
Not only does eLearning allow your employees to conduct their training activities at a time and place that is convenient for them, but it ensures they have access to the critical training content they need, when and where they need it.
While traditional, in-person training can require significant lead time for course planning, development, and scheduling, eLearning-based courses can be developed and delivered very quickly. This is especially beneficial for courses that are time sensitive.
One of the challenges of classroom-based training is in the need for employees to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning eliminates this by allowing employees to learn at their own pace and spend as much time with a piece of content as needed.
Tracking and Analytics
For administrators, a challenge of classroom-based training is in gather and compiling all the data regarding employee participation and success. eLearning simplifies and streamlines this process through the availability of powerful reporting and analysis tools.
LMS Portals: A Cloud-Based Learning Management System for Corporate Training
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system to support corporate training programs. Our platform provides the infrastructure you need to build an effective eLearning-based program and allows you to launch and mange multiple eLearning environments (portals) to support each of your unique training audiences. And each portal you launch includes its own rapid course development engine, along with robust supporting tools for employee onboarding, learner collaboration, analytics, and more.