Access to premium training is an employee perk that also benefits the business. A Learning Management System (LMS) provides value to everyone at your company, especially remote workers. Workers appreciate diversity, freedom, and flexibility, while management appreciates the built-in management and reporting.
A Learning Management System encourages continuous learning and allows employees to learn new skills at their own pace. Training sessions are easier to manage. Employees learn on their own schedule. There’s no need for daily work to be interrupted for mass trainings, travel plans, or scheduling issues.
An LMS is a great tool for managing and motivating a remote workforce. Employees who lack confidence in certain areas can improve on their weaknesses. Those who already perform their jobs well can add new skills. Even when they’re aren’t many opportunities for promotions, employees appreciate the chance to improve their resume and grow.
Discover what a Learning Management System can do to help your business grow with remote workers and beyond.
Easy remote onboarding
Onboarding is often a challenge, especially for remote workers, onboarding is a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be!
How do you explain company culture and procedures without face-to-face interaction? In the past, it was easier to invite new hires to the office for one or two days of orientation. Now, as businesses adapt to the shifting workplace, remote recruiting and onboarding have become the safer and more efficient option.
Save time and ensure consistency by uploading orientation videos and presentations to a Learning Management System that is fully-integrated with your HCM. Discover that using an LMS is more efficient and less expensive than in-person orientation, especially with new and remote employees.
Consistency and variety of content
It’s easy to overlook the inconsistencies of traditional in-person training. Trainees ask off-topic questions. Presenters improvise and emphasize different aspects on different days. When every trainee receives the exact same online training, the results are far more reliable.
Additionally, a quality Learning Management System includes ready-made material that can provide the backbone to or supplement your company’s own training material. NetLearn comes pre-loaded with 600 hours in more than 200 courses. Help your staff avoid the hassle of adapting and recording training material that’s already available with a premium LMS.
24/7 access for unconventional hours
Between the home office, parenting duties, and other distractions, remote employees typically work odd hours. Online training needs to be accessible around the clock.
Employees who work from home might have children, roommates, and other factors that make scheduling complicated. While some workers might keep normal business hours, even at home, the goal should be providing as much flexibility as possible.
When learning new or complex skills, trainees may choose to watch or repeat lessons at times when they are most alert. It would be strange if your office staff showed up at 3 AM for a 30-minute meeting, but there’s no reason to limit the hours when remote employees log in for training.
Custom curriculum for remote roles
Your training should be adapted for specific roles, including remote work. Some information will only be relevant for on-site staff, while other policies will only apply when employees work from home.
With an extensive online training catalog, you can select and schedule courses for each position and employee. Instead of a one-size-fits-all series, your custom regimen will keep employees engaged with useful and relevant information. When procedures change, an Learning Management System provides an accessible platform for getting everyone compliant.
Clear reporting and tracking
It’s easier to track attendance than comprehension with most in-person training. If employees are sitting through training sessions without learning anything, then something needs to change. Without reporting data, it’s difficult to track the effectiveness of any training program.
Fortunately, Learning Management Systems like NetLearn automatically include reporting data. Here are just a few things you can do with that kid of reporting:
- Track which departments and employees have completed new lessons
- Add quizzes to ensure participants comprehend and absorb the training
- Encourage individual employees and departments to compete for completion percentages and high scores
Close skill gaps
Each new hire brings a different set of skills and experiences. Skill gaps are less obvious with remote employees, where problems may go unnoticed until they significantly affect performance.
Make sure that everyone is fully trained on the essentials—company policy, workplace safety, compliance. Help employees improve on their weaker subjects and skills. Programs include everything from Excel spreadsheets to problem solving. Most adult learners will appreciate the opportunity to become better at their job.
The challenge is making sure that training content is useful and applicable. Those who meet or exceed expectations can be encouraged to pursue further training at their own discretion.
Whether getting new hires up-to-speed, developing employees’ skillsets, or updating company-wide compliance, the right Learning Management System can make the process easier and more efficient. With NetLearn, Netchex’s integrated LMS, companies can diminish skill gaps and develop your workforce with consistent online educational content delivered directly to all of your employees.
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