Employee engagement is a human resources concept that indicates the level of enthusiasm and dedication an employee feels toward their job. Organizations often face low employee engagement in their workplace due to common issues such as high turnover, lack of motivation for their job, failure to contribute to the company, and others. The organization’s business growth is impacted due to reduced competitiveness among employees, and a decrease in overall productivity and profitability.
Why the employee engagement is so important? A motivated and highly engaged workforce can help with more innovative thoughts, increased productivity, and increased employee retention. This is precisely why organizations have realized to shift their focus on ensuring that their learners are motivated and eager to successfully participate in all training offered to them. According to Gallup’s recent report, only 15 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs. Thus, it adds much more responsibility on organizations to keep their employee’s engagement levels on the higher side.
Here are a few ways in which organizations can implement LMS to boost employee engagement and productivity.
Use of microlearning & personalization training
Many employees in this era of the digital world are used to receiving information in small sizes, either through their smartphones, social media, or chat messenger services. Similarly, when it comes to professional training, the LMS with microlearning capabilities be used for small and quick bites sessions.
This approach enables the employees to gain knowledge on new things quickly and start using their learning in their daily routines.
LMS with the functionality of setting the rules can be used to learn the behavior of employees and make training suggestions based on a defined skill set. This encourages the employees to complete their learning quickly and efficiently.
Gamification mode with rewards
It’s a simple fact that when we are bored, there are fewer things that we find more engaging is playing games. How about learning while playing games? This may not sound appropriate, however, LMS with the gamification mode enables the employees to complete their learning in an interactive way within a competitive environment. The mode of learning considerably increases the engagement rates of your workforce. Gamification features in the LMS include rewarding employees with stars, reward points, or certificates for course completions. The leaderboard represents the list of the employees with the highest scores at the top and that encourages the employees to complete their learning quickly and be at the top.
Social media provides multiple options such as chatting, writing posts, adding statuses, liking, sharing, and commenting. These features keep everyone engaged and highly involved in interactions with friends or family members.
The LMS with effective social learning functionalities at the organizational level can provide their employees with ways to share, collaborate and network with peers. By integrating social learning into your LMS, you can encourage quick communication, thus catering to the evolving learning behaviors of today’s employees and further engaging them more effectively.
Learning analytics with insights
An LMS with built-in reporting and analytics tools can help you analyze learners’ behavior, learning patterns, and more, to provide actionable insights into improving your training programs. A great analytics tool enables organizations to customize the training programs to effectively engage the learners based on their learners’ needs, whereabouts and priorities, and preferences. This helps in increasing productivity as reports and dashboards will provide all data related to performance parameters.
The ways stated above not only increase engagement among employees but help in increasing the overall productivity of the employees. Also, an LMS that caters to the employees’ requirements stands to deliver not only increased engagement but also improved knowledge retention, participation, collaboration, and productivity. We at Tenneo, have 20+ years of experience in handling multiple industry-specific LMS needs. To know more about our range of products, contact us to connect with one of our experts.