How to embed organisational learning with a flexible LMS (Learning Management System)
Most organisations understand the importance of organisational learning. Not only does it improve customer delivery and ensure compliance, but it can improve productivity and staff retention.
Despite the benefits of organisational learning, many organisations struggle to implement robust and consistent training programmes.
The problem isn’t that employees don’t want to learn. A study by LinkedIn showed that 56% of employees would spend more time learning if their managers offered them courses. The problem is that organisations are often hindered by cost and time constraints.
Budget isn’t always available to bring in external trainers, it’s not always possible to let staff take full days out of the business to attend courses, and you don’t always have capable trainers within the company. This becomes compounded if in-house or customer staff are spread out geographically.
This can lead to inconsistency in the frequency, delivery and quality of training and often means the learning doesn’t get fully embedded within the organisation.
What is an LMS?
A learning management system (LMS) is an online platform that hosts and manages the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, materials or learning and development programmes.
Because all the content is digital, your employees can complete training courses from anywhere on any device at a pace that works for them.
With more and more employees working remotely, it makes sense for businesses and organisations to invest in e-learning and reap the benefits an LMS has to offer.
What are the benefits of e-learning?
E-learning is an extremely efficient and cost-effective way to deliver and embed organisational learning with proven results. 42% of companies saw increased revenue after implementing e-learning, with employees delivering £30 of increased productivity for every £1 invested in e-learning (Source: SHIFT 2022).
But if increased revenue isn’t incentive enough to invest in an LMS, there are many other benefits too.
Minimise training costs
You don’t have to hire external training companies, you don’t have to pay staff travel to and from courses, and you don’t have to cover days of lost work when teams are out of the office.
An LMS allows you to deliver quality training in volume, meaning you can train, refresh and upskill your entire workforce at very little cost, typically saving 50-70% on traditional training costs.
An LMS allows learners to complete mandatory and optional training at a pace that suits them and at a time that suits them, so they are more likely to retain the learning. They can dip in and out of training modules during quieter periods when they can give it their full focus and aren’t distracted by other tasks.
Research suggests e-learning presents a 25-60% reduction in learning time over traditional training methods.
When training is delivered on set dates throughout the year, there is inconsistency in attendance due to planned leave or absences. With online learning, everybody gets access to training at all times.
Plus, your new employees don’t have to wait months to access training as they can be given a log-in from day one.
Improve staff retention
Employees value training and development – they want to learn new skills and develop their existing knowledge.
According to a study by LinkedIn, 94% of employees say that they would be more willing to stay in those corporations that prioritise and invest in employee career development.
Reduce environmental impact
In our carbon-conscious society, employees and customers want businesses and organisations to be more environmentally responsible.
A digital learning system eliminates the need for travel and, on average, requires 90% less energy than traditional training methods.
Why choose Meritec's LMS
As we’ve outlined above, e-learning is hugely beneficial for any business or organisation, but it’s important to choose one that’s fit for purpose.
The Meritec LMS is extremely agile, customisable and exceptional value for money. Here are just some of the benefits our LMS has to offer.
Flexible and scalable
Our LMS has been designed for flexibility and scalability. With course customisation facilities and tools to upload your own content and the ability to tap into our ever-growing library of course content, our LMS allows you to keep content up to date and accessible to all those who need it when they need it. You can manage course access, track learner progress, and add or remove users as required.
Easy to use
Meritec’s LMS is intuitively easy to use. Track learner uptake, usage and progress, and gain feedback in digestible reports. Furthermore, learners get course completion certificates and your employees can log in from any device, view courses, track their progress, and easily resume any training they’ve already started.
Benefit from Meritec’s awareness courses
Meritec offers a range of digital courses created in collaboration with subject matter experts. These include our highly recommended Focus on Fraud Awareness, Focus on Mental Wellbeing and Focus on Cyber Security courses. We offer sector-specific versions of all our courses for private sector organisations, managers, SMEs, local authorities, schools, colleges, and sports clubs.
Collaborate with us to create bespoke content
If you need to develop a brand-new course to meet the specific training needs of your organisation, we can help you create it. Once developed within the platform, the content can be easily distributed and regularly updated with the latest facts and figures to remain relevant.
Our LMS and our digital learning courses are all extremely cost-effective. You pay for what you need, then scale up as required. All our solutions are built by our in-house development team, so we can scale, upgrade or add to your platform as and when you need us to and provide ongoing technical support.
See our LMS in action
See for yourself why so many businesses and organisations across the UK already choose Meritec for their LMS. Book a demo and learn more about how our LMS can support your organisational learning.