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Employee Training Requirements and Resources for Ohio Businesses

Updated: Mar 24, 2023


Ohio Employee Training

Over the past several years, Ohio businesses, like companies from around the world, have undergone a dramatic shift in how employee training is developed and delivered. The introduction of powerful new SaaS-based technologies combined with increasingly remote employees has led companies away from in-person, classroom-based training in favor of online learning (eLearning).


Some of additional recent employee training trends in Ohio include:

  1. Emphasis on Soft Skills: Soft skills, such as communication, leadership, and teamwork, are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Employers in Ohio are placing a greater emphasis on developing these skills through training programs.

  2. Microlearning: Microlearning involves delivering small, bite-sized chunks of training material to employees over a period of time. This trend is becoming more popular in Ohio as employers look for ways to make training more engaging and accessible.

  3. Personalization: Personalized training programs are becoming more popular in Ohio. These programs are tailored to individual employee needs and preferences, and can help to increase engagement and retention.

  4. Gamification: Gamification involves using game-like elements, such as points, badges, and leaderboards, to make training more engaging and fun. This trend is gaining traction in Ohio as employers look for ways to make training more interactive and enjoyable for employees.

Employee Training Requirements for Ohio Businesses

In Ohio, employee training requirements can vary depending on the industry and the type of work being performed. Here are some general guidelines:


Sexual Harassment Training

Ohio law requires employers with four or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to all employees. The training must be provided within six months of the employee's start date and must be repeated every two years.


Workplace Safety Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide training on workplace safety and health hazards. The specific requirements vary depending on the industry and the type of work being performed.


Professional Licenses and Certifications

Some industries in Ohio require employees to have specific licenses or certifications in order to perform their jobs. For example, healthcare workers must be licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing or the Ohio Medical Board.


Continuing Education

Some professions require continuing education to maintain licensure or certification. For example, Ohio lawyers are required to complete 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years.


It's important for Ohio employers to stay up-to-date on the latest training requirements for their industry and to ensure that their employees receive the necessary training to perform their jobs safely and effectively.


Employee Training Resources for Ohio Businesses

Ohio offers a variety of resources for employee training. Here are some examples:


Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Means Jobs is a free online resource that provides job training, job search assistance, and career development services. Employers can use Ohio Means Jobs to find job candidates and to access training programs for their employees.


Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation offers a variety of training programs for employers and employees on workplace safety, injury prevention, and claims management.


Ohio Small Business Development Centers

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers provide training and counseling services to small businesses in Ohio. They offer workshops, webinars, and one-on-one coaching to help businesses develop their workforce and improve their operations.


Ohio Training Grant Programs

Ohio offers several grant programs that provide funding for employee training. These include the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, the Ohio Apprenticeship Program, and the TechCred Program.


Community Colleges and Technical Schools

Community colleges and technical schools in Ohio offer a variety of training programs and courses, including degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships, and continuing education courses.


About LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.


The system includes an embedded SCORM-compliant course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.


We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.


If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for online coaching and social learning.


Together, these features make the LMS Portals platform the ideal solution for our Ohio-based clients and partners.


Contact us today to get started or visit our Partner Program pages


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