Employee training tracking software
Most employee training tracking software offers the bare minimum. It delivers training content and tracks basic progress and information.
And that's a good start, but tracking is just one piece of a total training solution.
Good employee training software does more than just track the progress and completion. You need something that does everything from start to finish – hosting your content, onboarding new employees, testing their knowledge and comprehension, getting feedback, and of course, tracking as many different pieces of data as it can manage.
Here is a list of what a complete training management software should help you accomplish.
Every employee should have the same foundation of organizational knowledge, such as vacation and sick days, sexual harassment, cyber security, and so on. Since employee onboarding is repetitive, you need to make sure you can show that everyone has the same knowledge. This is when you should harness the power of online training management software.
Create all the necessary courses and modules, and plug the employees into them from day one, so they can get used to the online training system.
Online and offline training
Most traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS’) track training that's completed on their software, but they're not able to track offline/in-person training. Your training management software should be able to track online training as well as schedule in-person classroom training and track their completed results.
How do you know if training is completed and that everyone understood it? Testing and assessments. You could keep track of the results in a notebook or a spreadsheet, but that gets cumbersome and manually intensive.
Good training management software will actually let you create tests, deliver them to the trainees, track completion, and tabulate the results. You can analyze the aggregate results and see if people are having problems with a particular policy or procedure.
Wouldn't it be valuable to know how engaged your employees are in their training, how satisfied they are with their jobs and their career directions? You can use surveys as a part of your training management to allow for two-way communication. Employees can share feedback in ways that are healthy and appropriate, and trainers and content developers get important feedback to help them improve as well.
You can also solicit feedback on employee rewards and recognition, what size shirts they wear, or even where everyone wants to go for team outings.
Automate manual processes
One of the benefits of employee training management software is that you can automate a lot of the repetitive tasks, which can save you a lot of time, resources, and money. You can do things like aggregate test results, send completion notices to employees' supervisors and/or training staff, and remind employees that they need to complete their training modules.
In large organizations, you don't want to worry about losing important information, do manual follow-ups with 300 employees to see if they've all completed their training, or send them scrambling when their certifications is about to expire.
PowerDMS can manage it all
You need an employee training software that can handle all of these functions: employee onboarding, online and offline training, testing and feedback, and automation. PowerDMS makes all of this possible for you.
You can track all your efforts from an employee's first day through to their master certification or advanced training licenses. With our employee training software, we're able to create a living connection between your employee training, your policies, and your accreditation management.
To learn more about how PowerDMS can help you with your employee training efforts, request a free demo of our training management system.