Getting skilled personnel to employ in various institutions is getting difficult as time goes by. Retaining well-skilled employees in the same institutions has become more difficult too. So, filling the new or vacated roles in organizations has become a great challenge for human resource professionals and executives. This has called for the organizations to establish the best way of solving the stalemate in this issue and this is either re-skilling or upskilling the existing employees.
LMS (Learning Management System) is learning technology that can help employees to upskill or re-skill for their profiles. Several technology companies like Janison have come up with various LMS software to provide innovative digital learning and assessment solutions for many corporations, government, and educational institutions.
LMS is a software that you can use to prepare, manage, and deliver e-learning courses. It is composed of a server and a user interface. The server helps you to create, manage and deliver the courses, serve data and notifications, and authenticate the users. The administrators, instructors, and students use the user interface and it runs as a web in your browser. You can use LMS to provide learning materials and courses remotely.
Most of the leading businesses have resolved to invest in upskilling and re-skilling and their executives and human resource officers have put it as an agenda. As an institution, you can also follow suit by adopting the usage of LMS to achieve this agenda. LMS will provide a way that is well structured and effective as follows:
Easiness in uploading materials
LMS supports the content in various formats like videos, texts, and audio. So, you can use any medium to pass the knowledge that you intend to all the employees.
Making better use of the materials
Sometimes its time consuming to keep training the employees in halls or classrooms. It is even uncomfortable to take employees off their normal duties to attend the pieces of training. LMS has microlearning components that will allow the employees to learn in their comfort zones.
Using LMS, you can create a micro-sized chunk of content and upload it for the employees to learn at their own time and pace. This can be a 15-minute video per week that the employee can watch even during breaks.
Employee upskilling in various locations
With a cloud-based Learning Management System, you can upskill or reskill employees around the globe. This allows the employees to access the content created easily from wherever they are.
You can also use it to train your contractors and freelancers in any location hence allowing your organization grows well with skilled labor.
Assessing the progress of the employees
Managers and admins will get a platform to know a person who is performing well and the one who needs some help. This will be through the reports that they will receive indicating the success and failures of the employees.
If a certain employee is performing well in a given field, you will earmark the employee and provide more training in the field. At the same time, you will be able to know the employee who is struggling in any field.
As you train many employees in a certain skill, LMS will provide a platform for the employees to work together as they learn. Those employees that are geographically apart will form virtual classrooms that will make them collaborate on projects and take questions together.
When they work together, the employees will share knowledge and experiences in areas they do not understand hence motivating each other until they complete the training. This will make your organization to have very skilled employees for posterity of your institution.