Learning management is a fundamental activity for any organizations of any size. High-level learning management systems combine business training, with talent management programs, brand awareness, and research & development initiatives.
Advanced learning management has become increasingly complex because it requires the simultaneous pursuit of dissimilar objectives: On one hand, it spreads new and innovative knowledge within a company; however, on the other hand, learning management proactively brings together a company legacy, and unique knowledge, boosting human resources in a creative manner.
Essentially, if you want to recruit talented employees, you need to attract their attention with a unique and compelling company culture, and with a clear commitment towards the growth of knowledge and innovation.
How many companies have achieved a real competitive advantage for their brands by promoting their know-how, making the World “aware” of the uniqueness of their products?
What is the best strategy for the integrated management of every activity related to the knowledge and skills of your company?
Our experience suggests that the best way to recruit talented employees is by creating, implementing, and developing corporate training academies: Your company’s center of excellence.
The idea is not new: For more than 10 years, case studies and research has indicated how a Training Academy can greatly assist company’s achieve their overall human resources objectives. However, today, companies can add something far more powerful: A Corporate e-Training Academy.
1. Centralized and spread
One of the fundamental advantages of a Training Academy is that you are able to centralize knowledge management within your organization. With an e-Training Academy system, the concept of streamlining production takes on a new meaning. With a Training Academy, you can centralize the place where knowledge is conveyed: by leveraging standard procedures for content processing and, at the same time, exponentially multiplying the production of content.
The e-training approach allows you to precisely define programs that match your needs, and are tailored to your training solution. With e-training you can achieve your corporate goals by developing the skills, disseminating the knowledge, and boosting your employee’s performance.
2. Communities of Practice
Content producers have the opportunity to make the acquisition of knowledge and skills more efficient and effective. E-Learning platforms supports the design and the implementation of e-Training Academies. By sharing information and experiences with a group, individuals can learn from each other personally and professionally.
Through informal connections that participants build in their community of practice, and in the process of sharing their expertise, members acquire social capital – especially those members who demonstrate expertise and experience.
The digital environment enables the development of diverse skills and knowledge and thanks to modern Cloud based technologies, education can combine practical, intellectual, and social skills in innovative ways.
An e-Training Academy is a learning management system that can be integrated with existing systems and enables measurable results: in terms of widespread dissemination of knowledge, results analysis, historical initiatives, and analysis of the KPI.
E-learning has become a multifaceted theme within organizations and has became an efficient tool to promote regional integration, in terms of content sharing and for employees to share their experiences. The diverse nature of learning curricula, and language, is hard to track and locally measure. Therefore, we’ve developed an e-learning Training Academy that can track digital data, and analyzes the traffic for business intelligence analysis.
4. Employees branding
The continued employee involvement in training, and the ability to create customized training courses, makes training a valuable experience for employees.
Training is no longer identified with participating in a course or an event, but rather, as a continuous process of knowledge sharing among colleagues around the world: This is real employee branding that shapes employee’s behavior so that they project the brand identity of their organization’s products through their everyday work behavior.
Employee branding is an opportunity to create a psychological connection between the employee and the brand. Furthermore, branding has a huge influence on the future direction for knowledge development and the curriculum of corporate training programs.
5. Attract and recruit talent
In general, large companies have extensive experience with the power of using an internal Training Academy (and software) to recruit talented employees.
Hiring talented individuals is critical to an organization’s success. However, in order to hire the most talented personnel, you must first recruit them. Recruiters working with limited resources must decide whom to target, what message to convey, how to supervise the recruitment efforts, and from which top Universities they can draw from.
Therefore, the cost of recruitment is often very high and is not affordable for most businesses. An e-Training Academy, can partner with colleges who have already experienced an e-learning project, which is a formula that can guarantee a high standard of service, at a sustainable cost, by reducing company recruitment costs.
6. Unlimited Audience & Cost reduction
The advantage of an e-Training Academy, supported by a modern learning management system, based on a cloud infrastructure, is the ease of scaling production up or down, according to the real requirements of the initiatives of the customer. A potentially unlimited audience can take part in training: Well-identified employees, suppliers, stakeholders and customers can be reached by training initiatives, minimizing the total cost of ownership.
In addition, to lower delivery costs there is a strong argument that e-Training Academies are more cost-effective, because there is a reduction in training time: Known as learning compression. This is because the single largest cost of training in an organizations is the cost of staff attending the training course; rather, than the direct delivery costs in terms of trainers, course materials, travel, and accommodation.
Docebo has supported and still supports its services with numerous e-Training Academies. We have many success stories to share from all over the world and in different sectors. We have developed our new tools and APPs, always taking into account the needs of existing businesses and addressing future challenges. We have a vision, the E-Learning Ecosystem, which projects all companies that get in touch with us into a new training dimension: innovative, global, integrated and sustainable.