Updated: Apr 25, 2021
In today’s highly competitive market for recruiting and hiring new employees, companies that offer employee training and development programs have a distinct advantage over those that do not. Employees today are more apt to choose to work for a company that invests in the success and development of their staff through the implementation of formal training programs as these programs are designed to, not only help them succeed in their current job roles, but also prepare them for future growth and leadership opportunities.
Corporate training in the form of online learning, or “eLearning” is proven to benefit companies of all sizes and in most every sector. eLearning-based corporate training offers easy accessibility and flexibility while minimizing the costs for organizations looking to expand their employee knowledge and skill sets.
And while eLearning can impact just about every area of your organizations, some of the most typical courses and programs tend to include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills development
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
The Benefits of an eLearning-Based Approach to Training and Recruitment
In years past, most companies looking to implement a corporate training and employee development program implemented an in-person, classroom-based approach. But more recently, as cloud-based technologies have continued to evolve and workforces have become increasingly remote (a trend that was in place even before COVID-19), more companies have chosen to implement eLearning-based programs.
Some of the benefits of eLearning over traditional, classroom-based training programs include:
eLearning eliminates many of the high costs associated with in-person training, such as travel, venue and on-site instructor fees, catering, and the printing and distribution of learning materials.
Convenience and Flexibility
While in-person training requires all of your employee participants to gather in the same place at the same time, eLearning allows them to conduct their training activities at a time and place that works for them, all that is required is an Internet connection.
For many employees, on of the challenges of classroom-based training is in the need to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning eliminates this by allowing employees to learn at their own pace. They can even revisit difficult or important materials multiple times before moving on to the next section.
Unlike in-person training, eLearning allows you to quickly build and deliver new training courses and programs very quickly and to change or update existing courses “on the fly”. This is especially helpful for compliance-based and other time-sensitive programs.
Another challenge of classroom-based training is in the ability to capture and review important data regarding user engagement and success. eLearning eliminates this concern by allowing administrators to easily capture, review, and shared detailed program analytics.
Learning Management Systems for Corporate Training
The core technology that supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate training and employee development, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track your corporate training program.
While some companies choose to deploy an LMS on their own servers (self-hosted) more companies today choose to work with third-party cloud LMS vendors in order to access powerful LMS features and capacity on a subscription basis. And with a cloud-based LMS, you eliminate the need for large, up-front investments in software, hardware, and other supporting infrastructure.
LMS Portals and eLearning as an Employee Recruitment Tools
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to build and launch private, customized eLearning environments (portals) for corporate training and employee development. As an integral part of your eLearning-based corporate training strategy, the LMS Portals platform can serve as a powerful tool to differentiate your company from its competitors as you seek to recruit (and subsequently train and develop) new employees.