The first thing you need to know is that an LMS (or Learning Management System) platform is the perfect tool to implement all kinds of training and professional development programs.
Nowadays, all companies (both corporate and educational institutions), live immersed in fulfilling the strategic agendas that have marked them, making a permanent balance between productivity and costs.
The human resources departments have a vital role to play in carrying out initiatives to enhance internal talent and improve their skills.
When you choose to develop an innovative training plan, you manage to keep your teams up to date, improving their performance, increasing their motivation, productivity and efficiency.
What is an LMS platform?
LMSs, or Learning Management Systems, are tools used to carry out training and professional development programs. In addition, it allows the development of complete and flexible programs, reducing time and costs.
If we compare classroom training with online courses, we will see that e-learning better integrates the company’s training program, achieving greater control over learning. Thanks to big data and analytics solutions it will be possible to have access from any place with internet connection.
Some human resources managers are reluctant to bet on a lms to enhance the training of employees. Usually this is caused by fear of change, also by ignorance. There are some professionals who have some wrong beliefs about LMS, many people think that they are expensive solutions and/or that they are going to need a lot of resources to be able to carry it out.
Advantages of LMS platforms
They are easy to start up
Many learning platforms are offered in SaaS format and are hosted on the provider’s own servers. In this way the client does not have to install anything on their own computers, being accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It allows the integral management of training
LMSs allow for efficient organization of all administrative work. In this way, everything is managed centrally.
More flexibility, always accessible
LMSs can be customized to your own needs. A company can easily place its logo, format and contents quickly and easily.
In addition, as they are multi-device platforms, they will be available from any time and place on any device.
Monitoring and evaluation of students
A training platform will allow a better follow up of the students through
- Student’s file.
- Follow-up of the activities.
- Corporate learning communities
LMSs will allow the creation of virtual classrooms that facilitate collaborative learning. Students can share their knowledge and experiences live.
Time and cost savings
LMSs allow any company employee to studied regardless of their location, working hours and role within the company. In addition, these platforms are easily scalable, allowing an endless number of users to study, saving the company time and also training costs.
Compliance with training regulations
All organizations have an obligation to meet a number of basic requirements regarding the training of their students. For example, they must be able to extract reports and statistics on how students are developing and benefiting from the training.
Using an LMS system will be essential for both large and medium-sized companies, as it helps to reduce all kinds of costs associated with training their employees, implementing a flexible and innovative learning model that is aligned with the company’s objectives.