Common features for learning management systems
Learning management systems (LMS) have been around since the 1990s, though at the time, employee learning and development often meant in-person training. Today it is common for employees to take training classes online to meet certification requirements or expand their knowledge and many companies offer some type of learning management system.
But two factors are contributing to the rise in popularity of LMSs in 2022. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenged HR professionals to accommodate remote work and put an end to the majority of in-person training programs. The second factor is the current employee turnover trend where workers are participating in what’s been called the great resignation or the great reshuffle, resigning at historic levels. Employee development is an effective tool employers have to retain talent, and deploying meaningful training programs for all employees is essential to meeting retention goals in this new work environment.
Today’s workforce wants the flexibility to work remotely and to feel their company is investing in their growth through learning and development opportunities. If companies are going to meet their training and retention goals, they are going to need the right technology to get them there.