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How Does an LMS Help with New Employee Onboarding?

Congratulations! You have new talent joining your organization!

While recruiting top talent sometimes feels like the biggest win, retaining that talent long-term is the end goal. In order to retain top employees beyond their orientation period, you need to provide them with the tools and resources they need in order to be successful – and that includes adequate training.

Uses of an LMS in Onboarding

A learning management system, or LMS, can automate training assignments, reminders, and completion tracking, while making compulsory training more engaging for your team members. Across all industries, organizations utilize learning management systems to streamline new employee onboarding.

Regulatory Training

Regardless of your industry, an LMS can help you provide regulatory training for your employees. Whether your employees are working in childcare, clinical research, finance, healthcare, or another industry, an LMS can offer ready-made courses that meet stringent regulatory requirements and better prepare your employees to comply with complicated rules and regulations.

Safety Training

An injury on the job can dramatically impact an employee’s life outside of work, including their long-term ability to care for themselves and their family. Keeping employees safe is one key way employers show they care – and adequate employee training is at the heart of a safe workplace. Common safety training topics include emergency preparedness plans, lockout/tagout, chemical safety, sharps training, slips, trips, and falls, drug-free workplace, lifting, and Worker’s Compensation.

Employee Health Training

Employee Health training provides employees with the information they need to navigate an injury, illness, or medical leave of absence and the return-to-work process. It might include training on required vaccinations, signs or symptoms of communicable diseases, and the reporting process for calling out sick or taking a leave of absence.

Job-Specific Training

Your LMS can also provide job-specific training, which varies per industry. Examples include:

  • first aid training
  • menu training
  • customer service training
  • product training
  • system training

Most learning management systems offer out-of-the-box courses, that are already developed and ready to go, as well as the option to develop custom courses for your industry or organization. That means you can use an LMS to automate and track any training you can imagine.

Benefits of Using an LMS for Employee Training

You access a world of new functionality when you transition to an LMS.

Automated Tracking

Most industries must comply with stringent rules and regulations, especially regarding training timing and topics. Learning management systems ensure required courses are assigned at the right times, according to regulatory regulations, and can be configured to send out reminders to both employees and their leaders when assignment due dates are nearing or have passed.

Automated tracking and reminders reduce the administrative burden, and compliance is naturally improved.

Flexible Offerings

More employees are working remotely or in hybrid positions than ever before, and learning management systems accommodate all the creative ways your people work. Courses can be completed from home, work, or even mobile devices. Whether your employees are joining from across the globe or right in your local office, they feel connected and included through your LMS.

Custom Reporting

When you choose the right LMS, you gain access to custom, real-time reporting to support audits, surveys, and the RFP process. When you need to know more about the training your team members have received, you can run transcripts or training reports with the click of a mouse.

Up-to-Date Training

Organizations that leverage an LMS gain access to training that’s updated frequently, so you don’t have to purchase new training materials when rules, regulations, and recommendations change.

Choosing an LMS

Learning management systems help improve the employee onboarding experience by providing them with the tools and resources they need to be successful and helping them feel connected. Implementing an LMS can benefit the organization by improving employee retention, organizational compliance, and flexibility.

Schedule some time to connect with us at ASAP Payroll Service to learn more about implementing an LMS in your organization.

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