6 benefits of integrating HR, talent, & learning management systems (LMS)

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When it comes to HR, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution.

From recruitment to payroll to onboarding, all these different functions fall within the umbrella of Human Resources and have a need for multiple systems with specific competencies to get the job done!

Meanwhile, every company’s unique workforce comes with its own unique tech stack — what a headache!

As you can imagine, this variation becomes a nightmare for integration. Especially when it comes to the essential task of connecting all that important data together to empower decision-making.

Fortunately, as the advancement of technology and the development of Cloud technology creates more opportunities and significant change, many HR departments are noticing integration as an essential feature to have in their tool deck.

However, to understand the technology behind human resources, one must simply first understand what exactly is human resources and how it works with LMS platforms, as well as HRIS and other systems.

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Let’s look at Human Resources

Human Resources is often thought of as one department that serves one function. But that ignores the more nuanced of what it truly does — which in reality, is far more complex.

Beyond HR providing support for people, processes, and systems within an organization, it also is responsible for recording, managing, and reporting on the data that comes with it. Being able to track the progress, successes and weaknesses is vital to the functions of HR.

For example, while HR managers create processes and systems to onboard new employees, they also have to track employee performance, monitor the real-time performance of their online training programs, and benchmark them against the employee engagement initiatives they were aiming for.

This is often taken from a diverse set of data that requires integration and with integration, of course, comes processes and analytics. Inevitably, the management of this data becomes a hurdle for companies as headcount grows, and the need for integration to support larger sets of data increases.

There’s a solution: Cloud technology. In fact, since companies have been moving to the cloud, the Cloud is already the dominant deployment approach for new talent onboarding, employee training, and external training programs. Now, even core HR is now following as well. Understanding how LMS integration is going to work in the Cloud and with your HR tool stack is critical.

What are the benefits of integrating?

Integrating these disparate HR, talent, and learning systems bring many benefits, such as:

  1. Clearer links and better continuity between the individual talent elements.
  2. Increased automation of talent processes as a whole, and improved efficiency of operations.
  3. Improved user experience, lower learning curve, and higher adoption throughout the talent lifecycle.

(This was the case for Getronics, a Dutch ICT that reduced turnover by 39% through implementing transformational learning experiences)

  1. Reduced duplication, more accurate talent data, and ease of sharing talent data (currently seen as poor in most organizations).
  2. Better management information and analytics.
  3. Improved operational performance and ROI from the HR function.

All in all — integrating your LMS to your HR tech stack is transformational!

Let’s see these benefits in action!

Guest writer, David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, names Cineplex as a great example of a company that has seen the results of these benefits first hand.

The movie theatre giant has a reputation for hiring great talent and nurturing their popcorn scoopers and theatre cleaners into senior roles like managers of operations and field trainers.

When Docebo stepped in, successes such as these became easier to initiate and manage.

The Docebo Learning Platform is integrated with Cineplex’s Human Resources Information System (HRIS), so when a new hire is added into the HRIS they’re also added to Docebo.

“Employees engage with the Cineplex Academy early and often,” says Allison Dell, Director of Learning & Development at Cineplex.

With the LMS integration, internal training content is largely created and assigned based on roles and associated tasks and, as a result, much of the e-learning material delivered through Docebo is scenario-based.

Cineplex also takes advantage of microlearning, providing information that is bite-sized and easily digested by its often young learner audience (the average age of a Cineplex Academy learner is 24).

Knowing these audience demographics and the working environment, delivering mobile learning through Docebo is another extremely important aspect of Cineplex’s learning delivery strategy.

When tracking results, the most business-critical metrics Cineplex is attributing to its learning programs are its talent retention rate and its increasing success in promoting from within.

Cineplex has seen a 95% retention of promoted top talent, which it credits in large part to its employee development programs that encourage career path planning.

“This strategy has helped us to begin building the next generation of leaders within the company.”

To continue the story, you can read the full case study here.

Gone are the days of juggling HR systems – the Docebo Learning Platform supports numerous integrations, such as third-party apps, SSO, and additional features.

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