Have you been thinking about investing in an LMS for a while, but have been putting it on the back burner?
The Australian government encourages the use of online learning management systems, recognising it as a powerful way to keep the Australian workforce ahead of the curve. While there are lots of incentives to encourage training, often businesses don’t feel like online training is a priority.
Maybe you’re waiting for the perfect time to implement a new system, or aren’t quite ready to let go of your old training practices. Whatever is holding you back, there comes a time when you simply must invest in an LMS to train your team effectively.
Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your business needs an LMS (Learning Management System)|.
Inductions are taking up valuable time
Inductions can be highly specialized depending on your industry. In most cases though, about 75% of an induction is generic to the company. That means you could be saving huge amounts of time by building an LMS module that covers all bases.
Inductions needn’t hold your business back. With an LMS that supports your team, tracks everything online and keeps you up to date with an individual’s progress, you can rest assured that inductions are being done thoroughly and effectively.
People don’t understand your safety procedures
Safety is an area that requires due diligence and serious attention. Whoever is working for the business needs to know the site-specific procedures they will need to follow.
If you’re sensing that people don’t understand your procedures and site-specific hazards, then it’s time to create a module on your LMS.
This enables ongoing education that can be traced so that once someone signs off that they understand a procedure, you have a digital trace.
All your training records are paper-based
Yikes! Having only paper-based training records can be a nightmare if things get lost. While some training will of course need to be in-person, the majority can probably be completed online.
The benefits of having digital training and digital records are that you can always access them. With storage on the cloud, you needn’t worry about losing important documents or having to trawl through paper files in the event of an incident.
Investing in an LMS enables you to see everyone’s training records in one place, so that your workers can be kept up to date.
You can’t access training records from your mobile or tablet
Sometimes, you’ll need to access training records remotely. For example, if a worker rocks up to your site who hasn’t worked there before and you’re not sure if they have the skills and training required to do the job.
While often businesses will give someone the benefit of the doubt, this can have catastrophic consequences for all parties in the event of an incident. To cover your back and keep your people safe, investing in an LMS that can show you people’s training records on mobile or tablet can be invaluable.
You work across a range of locations
If you work with remote workers, contractors and employees who go between different locations, it can be important to have access to their records remotely.
Plus, with an LMS you can tailor training to specific sites so that each location has a slightly different set of training requirements. The result? A workforce that is fully covered, and can work safely wherever they are.