July 16, 2019
LMS Drives Employee Career Development & Personalization
Most organizations welcome new employees with targeted training, enabling them to quickly learn what they need to know to get started—but offer limited employee career development training beyond onboarding. By maintaining that new-job enthusiasm, you can focus your workforce on continuous learning and personalized career development, to everyone's benefit. Building a personalized learning path in your LMS for each new employee during onboarding can reinforce their enthusiasm for learning and extend it throughout their tenure. Mercer's "Global Talent Trends 2019" report found that 56% of surveyed employees expect their companies to provide personalized learning based on their level and career goals. Thriving employees, the report found, "are nearly four times more likely to work for a company that understands their unique skills and interests."
Train & retain top employeesAttention to professional development benefits the bottom line. LinkedIn Learning's "2019 Workplace Learning Report" revealed that employees whose companies invest in them are 94% more likely to stay. So the payoff of creating a culture of learning where employees can build their skill sets is twofold: In the short term, you build a more talented and efficient workforce; over the long term, you greatly reduce costly turnover. It can help you attract top talent, too. As the labor market tightens and technology innovations affect more jobs, a commitment to employee career development may provide the edge that helps your organization compete successfully for high performers.
Map each employee's learning journeyLMS tools can help learners and managers maintain a focus on employee career development through:
- Training in new tools that enable more efficient performance.
- Supporting learner success at "stretch" projects or cross-training them for other roles in the organization.
- Addressing knowledge gaps to move learners along their desired career paths.
- Providing leadership training for employees moving into executive roles.