Benefits of Continuous Learning vs Onboard Training

By: Carrie McFarland on January 23, 2018

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Companies have a specific way of handling new employees. Each company will have a training program, or some sort of mentorship, where new employees are guided into the ways of the company, and taught the necessary skills to do a good job. Those training programs are very useful, but they only offer a limited opportunity to train and improve employees. That is why many companies are now looking at continuous training as something that could revolutionize the way employees are trained and improved during their life cycle with a company.

What is Continuous Learning?

The concept of continuous learning is that an employee is never done with their training. Even if they have been at a company for five years, and they excel at their job, there are aspects of the position the employee could do with learning about. And the best way to apply continuous learning is not through some type of physical training program but through e-learning. It ensures that employees have the time to complete the necessary learning courses on their own time, and at a pace that suits them.

E-Learning and Continuous Learning

Even if we are speaking about a major company that has many different branches around the world, it would be a remarkable effort and a very expensive endeavor to have physical training programs or courses continuously running for all employees. It is not a useful way to allocate resources, and it would take too much time away from employees as they are completing other work for the company.

That is why e-learning is seen as the best way to achieve this method of learning. By establishing the skills that all employees need to work on, companies can work with e-learning software providers to create the necessary courses for new and established employees. This will ensure that employees are always keeping up with the latest standards at the company, and they are always improving.

The first step to establishing such a program is to choose a learning management software or LMS. When that is done, it is a matter of setting up the courses and employee accounts and ensuring all the relevant data analysis tools are present in the LMS. Thanks to modern LMS, it is so much easier for a company to implement continuous learning, and to monitor how employees are progressing with their education and their work output following the completion of each required course.

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