HR tech basics: Learning management system 101

To retain and engage the current generation of employees, you must invest in their careers. Providing useful training opportunities can bring a myriad of benefits to your organization while helping employees navigate career growth and gain more skills. With a learning management system (LMS), you can make training and development an integral part of your organizational culture. If you are wondering what an LMS is and how it can be useful, here are the basics:

What is a learning management system?

The main purpose of an LMS is to help organizations offer training and development programs to employees through a centralized cloud-based system. Organizations can create multiple courses from scratch by using the LMS's different modules, assigning course instructors, uploading e-learning materials, and including tests and assignments. Employees can take up training from anywhere, at any time.

Is an LMS worth the investment?

Here are crucial training programs you can conduct with an LMS that make it truly worth the investment:

  • Onboarding training: Help your new hires get a clear idea of their new roles and your company's mission.

  • Compliance training: Keep employees up to date on all the rules and regulations.

  • DEI training: Promote equality in the workplace, and ensure employees are aware of concepts like gender stereotypes and unconscious bias.

  • Soft skills training: Improve your workforce's communication skills and how they interact with their peers.

Check out the complete article in our HR Knowledge Hive to learn more about the basics of an LMS and how it can facilitate different training programs.


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