In business, change is fast. In so many ways, organizations have to work hard to avoid becoming irrelevant. Your company’s learning and performance solutions are no exception; it’s critical that they are dynamic and engaging, adaptable, and easy to customize. The good news is that there are integrated learning and performance solutions that can help your organization keep up in our rapidly changing world. Here are some of the things to look for in a comprehensive learning and performance solution platform.

Start With Compliance

From safety to skills, compliance is not a box to be checked. An integrated learning and performance solution makes compliance training an ongoing, dynamic experience, encouraging employees to participate in training that can sharpen skills, improve their performance, reduce errors and minimize risk.

Training can’t just be about meeting the minimum requirements to satisfy industry regulations. High-quality training and learning initiatives give employees the opportunity to refresh skills they haven’t used in a while, master new skills and, most importantly, retain knowledge that keeps them safe.

Training can enhance the way employees receive information, making it easier for them to understand and comply with regulations. By understanding the right methods for reporting repairs, for example, they’ll be able to reduce building maintenance costs and save you time and money.

The bottom line: Training affects your bottom line! Staying on top of industry regulations can save the costs of being noncompliant.

Put Training Into Action

Training is also about operational readiness: ensuring that employees are ready to succeed in any situation by arming them with real-time data like incident and accident reporting. By positioning your organization to respond in an agile way to new regulations, swings in the market or new technology, you’re positioning your teams for success.

A performance solution, equipped to improve your operational readiness, can be your ally in our fast-paced business world by:

    • Managing training.
    • Handling scheduling.
    • Facilitating tip reporting.
    • Managing inventory.
    • Tracking incidents.

Streamline Processes to Slash Risk

Risk management helps everyone do his or her job better, keeping your teams safe and remediation costs down. If there are incidents, everyone knows how to report them and respond to them, keeping the process efficient and streamlined.

Consider the day-to-day benefits of an automated workflow and reporting system that eliminates paperwork, prevents incidents through real-time data and reduces claims. Here’s an example: An anonymous tip-reporting system gives users the ability to input tips and track their progress through the flow. Administrators can then monitor these submissions, and everyone stays connected and informed. In a commercial setting, such as a manufacturing facility, administrators might notice a cluster of submissions around a certain area and then proactively address the concern — avoiding incidents before they happen.

Remember: Every Second Counts

It pays to be ahead of the game. It looks different in different industries, but one thing is consistent: When you’re ready to respond to changes in technology or regulations or an incident takes place, it gives your company the opportunity to respond strategically and with your long-term goals in mind.

Here’s how it might look for your industry:

Commercial industries (like manufacturing) can improve efficiency and downtime thanks to automated workflow, using easily accessible tools like checklists.

Educational organizations can harness the power of automating the evaluation process for teachers and staff. This highly personalized and streamlined approach enables supervisors and staff to discuss feedback that will help drive career growth and improve performance.

Public service industries can increase their efficiency using automated workforce management and scheduling tools. In a fire department, for example, this approach enables staff members to check manning, schedule requests and respond to shifts in real time, wherever they are.

As the Saying Goes, Time Is Money

It might seem like an efficient performance solution is a “nice to have,” but the cost implications of disorganized and siloed systems are real — and so are the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated solution.