If you own a small business, it means your budget is tight – but that does not mean that you cannot impart any training to your employees. An efficient, affordable, and customizable e-learning system like IPIX LMS can help you train your staff at a fraction of the cost. You don’t need to hire a full-time trainer or purchase/print expensive training materials for every new hire. Apart from reduced training expenses, a good learning management system can offer the following benefits:
1. Improved customer service
An LMS can be used to train your employees properly about your brand, products, services, and also about customer service. An LMS includes real life scenarios and simulations which makes it easy for your staff to understand, and enhance their skills. This could include interacting with a virtual customer, completing a PoS activity, and so on.
2. Immediate Updates
LMS software can help you keep your employees updated with information about new products and company policies. Lets say you launch a product with new features; it’s imperative that your sales team learns about it. All you need to do is include a training module with all the necessary information. When sales executives appear confident and knowledgeable about a product, it becomes easier for them to sell the product. The e-learning software will also help you inform your employees regarding new policies adopted by the company.
3. Meet your GRC requirements
Maintaining compliance with Government regulation is crucial for any business. It is often more difficult for a small business; but with a high quality LMS solution you can get the necessary access to a multitude of courses from recognized training partners. By enrolling for the LMS, you get access to the latest courses, and are saved the trouble of tracking programs from numerous vendors.
4. Track employee progress and skill development
With an LMS solution, it becomes easy for businesses to track individual progress and performance of every employee. You can see grades by specific modules as well. When you identify the weak areas of an employee, you can either provide more intensive training or move them to another department where you think they will do better. This way, employees also get opportunities to explore new areas and put their skills to the test.
5. Centralized Data Repository
As a small business owner you can make use of cloud powered LMS to store your training modules and business data in a single, centralized location. This provides employees to access the information regardless of where they are, and allows them to learn at their pace, at any time. You can also achieve standardization of training content and providing access to the same content to every employee regardless of their location. When it is stored in the cloud, the possibility of data loss is also minimized as it is stored on a remote server that uses multi-layer security.
6. Customized Training
When you sign up for a reliable and flexible LMS software you can ask for it to be tailored to suit the specific needs of your business. Each business is different and may require different modules. All of this can be achieved with just a few tweaks. It also eliminates the need for a trainer redoing training whenever new batches of employees are recruited.
To sum up
Selecting the right learning management system to sign up with can be an overwhelming decision for a small or medium sized business. You need the best LMS software that is affordable, reliable, flexible, and scalable – that is, it should be able to handle more number of employees , modules, or courses, when your business grows. Do a little research online and check reviews left by previous users of the software to shortlist LMS providers. You need to then speak to the providers directly and see if they understand your requirements properly, and are willing to provide a customized solution that’s a right fit for your business requirements. IPIX LMS from IPIX Tech Services is an e-learning solution that all of this and more. It is also intuitive and user-friendly, and can be used by anyone without a technical background too.
If you haven’t yet implemented a training software in your business, the time to start is now. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.