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Essential Resources For Employee Training

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Do you provide ongoing employee training to your employees? If not, your business is missing out on a lot of opportunities to succeed. Corporate training, when done right, might give your company a competitive advantage.

A global pandemic has emphasized the importance of digital capabilities and adaptability. If businesses want to stay competitive, they must invest in employee training. By offering corporate training, your company can:

  • Close skills and talent gaps
  • Comply with regulatory standards
  • Increase employee productivity

Digital transformation is happening at an incredible speed in today’s day and age. As a result, almost every business is compelled to employ new technologies, which makes online training mandatory. During these digital transformation times, corporate training keeps employees updated on organizational changes.

Employee training is especially important when it comes to staying up to date on industry standards, changes, and regulations. Keeping up with the competition necessitates current knowledge of your business’s market.

Employees need a range of employee training resources that fit in with their learning goals to perform well in corporate training. Digital training manuals, online employee handbooks, and self-paced training guides are examples of these resources. Let’s dive deeper and learn about these resources. 

  • Digital Training Manuals

A digital training manual is an excellent resource for business training. It is a series of instructions to ensure the completion of a given process or job. Employees can use a training manual to get the necessary information that is needed to complete the task at hand or maybe learn about techniques that could be helpful in the future. 

It is not difficult to create an effective training manual template. The key to designing a template that you can keep as a default sample is to create a powerful core. It should be flexible enough to be used for different roles for which you are planning on providing online learning. A default template should comprise the following elements:

  • Introduction
  • Instructions
  • Objectives
  • Module material
  • Quizzes and surveys
  • Conclusion and next steps
  • User profile
  • A visual progress tracker
  • Schedule, or timetable
  • Help menu
  • Extra material

If your learning and development team is already overwhelmed, you can get a pre-created employee training manual template. Free templates are available for download on the Microsoft Office website. If you need a personalized training handbook template, you can outsource the process and have the template made from scratch.

  • Online Employee Handbooks

An employee handbook is a useful corporate training tool that is critical for an employee’s general performance. While employee handbooks rarely provide the materials needed to complete training sessions, they do inform employees’ expectations in terms of training.

You can even upload that handbook to your company’s LMS that your employees can access at any time and from anywhere before they start their training. 

  • Monthly theme

Themes is basically an umbrella term for a certain topic that you can cover on a monthly basis. A few examples could be security, social media policy, and learning and development. It could also include psychological health in the company, diversity and inclusion, and perks and benefits. Using your LMS system, you can edit these monthly themes based on your planning. 

  • Weekly Polls or Quizzes

You can even include resources in your employee training that includes weekly polls and quizzes. This will encourage employees to participate and stay informed about changes in business training.

Also, weekly polls or quizzes would go with the theme of the month. Additionally, these elements can help make your training more engaging and fun for the learners. 

  • Digital self-paced training guides

Self-paced online training guides vary from training manuals. Yet they are just as useful for online learners. They provide knowledge on specific roles in the company. Each employee pertaining to different roles in the company should have a personalized self-paced training guide. 

Self-paced training materials, like training manuals and employee handbooks, are the most accessible. They are digitized and can be uploaded to your company’s LMS. They can be made using the same procedures and LMS features as other business training materials, such as the employee training manual that we talked about in the section above.

Online learning methods and self-paced training manuals go hand in hand. Employees can access their online learning paths easily when you deploy it using an LMS. Such learning material is especially useful for onboarding or for training for specific roles. For example, a sales representative would follow a different online learning path than a human resources representative.

Admins can also use learning paths to organize and clarify corporate training requirements. They use them to check the relevance of content and set a sequential order of delivery. They generally use the online learning path capabilities of an LMS for sharing updated modules and materials with the employees.

The learning path functionality of an LMS system allows you to specify eligibility restrictions for more advanced sessions. They will only be available after users have completed earlier courses or modules. Users can also only access content that is associated with their online learning path.

Such courses help you get a higher return on your corporate training investments as it allows employees to enjoy what is being offered, which helps keep them engaged and complete their training. Then, employees can use their learnings in their daily jobs and thus, contribute to improving the overall performance of the organization. 

The Most Important Corporate Training Feature Is An LMS System

Because many employees today work and learn from home, it is a must to have access to an online learning platform like an LMS. Indeed, the LMS is the most significant corporate training feature for employees’ success. 

Corporate learners enjoy the features that LMS has to provide. Employees have 24/7 access to on-demand training. 

The LMS can assist your teams in resolving issues efficiently and effectively as they have easy and timely access to the course materials. Additionally, it allows companies to train their employees and help them educate themselves regardless of where they are situated.


As vendors improve their platforms to embrace new technological advancements and meet new requirements, there might be new forms of resources being introduced to the market in the near future. For now, this list should help you choose the right resources for your employee training. 

Stanley Gatero is a writer at Disrupt Magazine. He covers topics concerning technology, entrepreneurship, news, and sports. He is an avid traveler.

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