How To Reskill Workforce Using LMS?

by Anand Tiwary December 15, 2020

The technology is continuously evolving with time and hence sticking with your existing workforce is not the best choice unless you Reskill or upskill them using an LMS.

Reskilling will reduce company costs involved with new hiring and help the existing employees with their career development. We shall now look at some of the steps and ways to reskills a workforce by using an LMS.

The different steps of Reskilling

 E-learning via an LMS or any other method is one of the most popular ways suitable for training, and given below are some steps to set up the perfect reskilling program for your employees.

  • Step 1: Identify the skills that should be reskilled by careful analysis and replace outdated training with their new versions. The employees who are eager to learn or are familiar with the latest technologies and will quickly grasp them are the ideal ones. They are suitable for the opportunity to advance their career with reskilling.
  • Step 2: Preparing a training program after identifying the news skills required, the best method to deliver, objectives to learn, and how it will be assessed. If we want to reskill the IT support as software developers, we need to include the basic concepts of programming and modules required.
  • Step 3: Creating the right course via an LMS. With the help of the tools and materials, you can create the perfect course required for reskilling. You can use the LMS to create new courses in house and not via third-party vendors. E-Learning courses with code snippets and an interactive simulation of the output can help the learner better understand.
  • Step 4: Delivering the reskilling program via an LMS. It is the best way to publish and share a course with your employees. LMS will also help you to track and obtain skills applicable to various roles. It can also be helped to issue certificates to your employees after they complete a program. One of the major benefits is automating the whole process with automatic enrollment, deadline, and reminders.
  • Step 5: Measuring the success rate and a proper evaluation of your reskilling course. The course should achieve its goals, and you can easily measure this via an LMS with the various tracking metrics that come with it. By carefully analyzing the metrics like passing quiz rate, course completion rates, or the learner progress, you can understand if your learners are getting the best of their reskilling experience.

There are various employee training methods, and some popular reskilling methods which are as follows :

Industrial level Qualifications and courses

Completing an Industry level qualification in a new course or field demonstrates knowledge and skills over it. This makes them ideal candidates for reskilling.

As an employer, there are various benefits that can ensure that their employees are being trained with industry-specific knowledge and are worthwhile in the end.

While choosing a third party industry certification course, due diligence should be done to ensure its credibility. You can also purchase a ready-made course to understand its pathway and how it is formed to create your course.

Coaching or Mentoring

While identifying employees for reskilling, you can consider assigning a coach or a mentor and then building a particular reskilling program on top of it.

If one person in the organization had apt skills required, that person can act as the coach and help others be skilled in it via various mentoring sessions and plan the course pathway.

They can properly guide the employees and understand where one lacks and where one is performing well. Thus they can carefully assess the strengths and weaknesses of an employee and guide them accordingly.

It is most useful for internal movement from one sector to the other and where employees already exist who are aptly skilled for training others.

The Job training

This type of training is most suited for new hires and internal reallocation of employees. They are paired with an experienced employee, and slowly the new person learns the daily tasks and grasps the knowledge required to perform them.

They slowly start performing tasks of their own incrementally until they are at par with the experienced people, and then the training is considered complete.

E-Learning courses

E-Learning has one significant benefit of being available anytime, anywhere, and can be taken from any device, no matter how many employees learn simultaneously. Online training is also quick to complete and can be followed up with a test or instructor based training.

Training employees on a new software system or keeping them up to date with their complaint status can be easily achieved with LMS’s help.

Now you know the steps required for reskilling a workforce and the different methods through which you can achieve this goal. Now you can adequately reskill your employees and keep them up to date with all the latest advancements and reduce new hires’ company costs by retraining the existing employees.

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