“Can you help out a small organisation like ours?”
“Is it ok to just have one or two courses to start with?”
“We have under 10 staff, is that suitable for your service?”
These are some of the popular questions our team receives weekly here at eCreators. “It’s very odd to hear these questions because we believe that every organisation, regardless of its size, could use a learning management system”, said Ash Kammerhofer, Senior Account Manager at eCreators.
It’s a common conclusion that learning management systems are intended to be used by large organisations with big budgets for thousands of employees. However, the majority of organisations that reach out to eCreators are from small to medium businesses. In actuality, small businesses can gain the most benefit from using a learning management system (LMS). With the help of an LMS, organisations are able to achieve more effective & practical employee training and development at a much cheaper cost.
Whether you’re using the platform for employee onboarding, online learning or replacing face-to-face training, an LMS can be the solution that opens up new efficiencies and finds ways to minimise expense.
In this article, we’ll be discussing some of the ways our customers are using their learning management system within their small organisations. And how it can inspire you to adapt to blended learning.
1. Improve productivity & skillset
Having comprehensive employee training leads to better customer service. With easy access to online learning, your learners can have the tools and knowledge to represent your organisation successfully. An onboarding and up-skilling process that usually can take up to 3 months for new hires could happen in a few weeks. Onboarding could even start before Day 1! All of this means you can get people starting on their job as soon as possible.
2. Keep policies up to date
With an online learning platform, you can easily keep track of your organisation’s updates and policies quickly and conveniently. For instance, you could be launching a service or product that involves new information that’s beneficial for your sales team. You can then create a course or learning module that up-skills the sales team quickly. LMS for small businesses is also an ideal place to store policies and regulations, especially during this changing time where new regulations and laws change rapidly.
Having this information easily accessible from anywhere will save time. Your staff can always be up to date with the latest changes in your policies, avoiding costly mistakes.
3. Cost-effective & saves on resources
An LMS can help you cut down on a variety of different costs, including instructors, renting a venue and printed materials. eLearning saves businesses at least 50% when they replace traditional instructor-based training with an eLearning system (eLearning Industry).
With an online course, there is no need to gather everyone in one place at one time to train them, which results in more time saving and flexibility for your learners.
4. Trackable results that last forever
With a learning management system, you’ll be able to keep track of essential learning materials and re-purpose or re-use old courses as needed. It’s also easy for an employer to stay on top of an employee’s development and progress using an advanced report tracking tool.
With a Program & Compliance tool, the employee can regularly refresh their skills to meet the compliance requirements of their organisation or their role.
These are only a few benefits a small to medium organisation can have with an LMS. Because of the platform’s flexibility, you can easily make use of it in a way that would be perfect for both your employees and the company.
If you’re looking for real-life examples of how different industries use their LMS to solve their challenges, feel free to reach out to our team of experts today.