Updated: Apr 25, 2021
As the global corporate market becomes more competitive and the workplace increases in complexity, corporate training has become more important than ever. Effective corporate training has proven to increase employee satisfaction while decreasing turnover and helping to protect against corporate compliance issues. In fact, those companies that offer regularly scheduled and comprehensive corporate training can expect to see an increase in revenue on a per employee basis as well an improvement to their overall bottom line.
While corporate training can impact most every area of the organization, some of the most common training topics can include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills development
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
The Evolution of eLearning for Corporate Training
In the past, the only real option most companies had available to them for corporate training was in the use of classroom-based, in-person training programs. But in recent years, the availability of powerful cloud-based technologies combined with increasingly remote workforces (a trend that was in place even before COVID-19) have made online learning or “eLearning” the preferred method of training for most companies.
Some of the advantages eLearning offers over classroom-based training include:
eLearning eliminates the need for many of the significant expenses associated with in-person training, including travel, venue fees, catering, and the need to print and distribute training materials. And because employees can conduct their training activities during breaks or after hours, eLearning minimizes lost workforce production.
With in-person training, there care be a significant lag between determining the need for a training course and the actual delivery of that course. In contrast, eLearning allows for a very quick turnaround of new content and courses, which can be very beneficial for time-sensitive training materials.
One of the challenges of classroom-based training for employees is in the need to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning supports the need for learners to work at their own pace and even allows them to revisit pieces of training content multiple times before moving on to the next section.
With classroom-based training, there is no assurance that multiple instructors are delivering a consistent message across multiple audiences and training sessions. With eLearning, on the other hand, you can leverage a single source of up-to-date training content and for repurpose across all of your courses and sessions.
Creating Corporate eLearning Websites with LMS Portals
LMS is a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage private eLearning websites for corporate training. Our cloud-based approach eliminates the need for your company to make a large, up-front capital investment while shifting the responsibility for the ongoing management and maintenance of the system away from your team.
Our multi-tenant architecture allows you to launch branded and customized corporate eLearning websites (portals) on-demand in order to create a unique learning experience for each of your training audiences. And each portal you launch offers its own rapid course development environment, user onboarding system, messaging and collaboration tools, and powerful analytics engine.
The LMS Portals process incorporates the following steps:
Launch a New Corporate eLearning Website
Simply name and customize the look-and-feel of your new training website. This is accomplished in minutes as the system walks you through the process in a logical progression.
Set Your Training Categories
Frame the learning experience for each of your corporate training audiences by naming the categories for their training website.
Build or Import Your Courses
The LMS Portals platform includes a powerful course development environment that allows you to repurpose existing content, such as videos, documents, images, and more. You can structure this content into courses and include quizzes to test learner comprehension.
The system also allows you to import SCORM-compliant courses for use across any of your corporate eLearning websites.
The platform offers embedded tools for inviting students to the portal and bringing them into the specific courses that are relevant to them.
Track and Analyze Results
Each LMS Portals eLearning website includes a powerful analytics engine to review and monitor user engagement and success.