Corporate E-training in Human Resources
Employee lawsuits have risen 400 percent in just the last 20 years, according to statistics collected by Jury Verdict Research. This increase correlates with constant change happening in HR compliance rules and regulations, as many HR departments cannot keep up learning the new laws. In a survey conducted by ADP Research Institute, HR managers expressed confidence in only two out of six compliance categories: payroll and benefits. How can HR managers start to find confidence in the remaining four: risk and safety, hiring, employee relations, and termination? By providing effective e-training to staff.
With the right HR training software, human resource departments can ensure their employees are up to date on new employee laws and regulations. Learning management systems (LMS) are a useful tool HR managers can leverage. Not all training platforms are built the same, but the right LMS can help make sure current, relevant content is created and delivered in a timely manner. When browsing available LMS options with HR in mind, remember to consider these questions.
Is the LMS engaging and easy to use?
If an LMS does not allow easy course creation with seamless content integration, employees (both course creators and learners) will lose focus. Content that is interesting, eye-catching, and engaging is what leads to successful training. An LMS should be simple to implement, for managers, administrators, and the employees. Intuitive design, live preview during course creation, instant feedback for learners – these are all qualities of an open, easy-to-use LMS.
Will courses be accessible?
Each employee will have his or her preferred learning style, or time of day when they feel the most productive. In some cases, that may even mean completing training outside of the office, or non-traditional working hours. Using an LMS means offering courses that can be accessed any time of the day, from anywhere with an internet connection. This means staff can choose the best time to train based on their schedule, in an environment conducive to their needs and preferences. Employees can start a course on one device (say, in the office at a computer) and complete it on another (perhaps on a smartphone during the commute home). This is also a benefit for course authors, who have the ability to conveniently add or edit course content without having to wait until the next time they have free time at their desk to do so.
That sounds great, but how does it relate to HR?
HR rules and regulations change frequently, perhaps more than nearly any other industry. It is essential that employees be aware of these updates, that way all members of the team feel comfortable in the workplace. Finding an LMS that allows easy (but secure) access allows HR to implement these changes with just the press of a button. And because some policies may change with very little notice, software that requires programming or rebuilding to adapt to necessary changes just won’t do the trick.