Learning paths are a great training management platform feature that training departments can use to help organize their internal training efforts. Not only do they make things easier to manage, but they also cut down on repetitive tasks that can needlessly eat into time.
Here are the top four ways your training department can use learning paths to manage your internal training effectively.
Close Skills Gaps in Your Organization
One useful feature of learning paths is the ability to clearly map out how you plan to close skills gaps within your organization. This process can be difficult to manage if you’re trying to keep track of it across various systems and documents, so it makes sense to be able to map it all out in one location.
If a new skill that an employee needs to tackle becomes apparent during the training skills analysis process, you can add a particular path of learning to the learning path to ensure that the employee closes that skills gap. In this way, learners will be able to see the new training and how it all works together to produce a specific outcome, whether it’s holding a new qualification or just being deemed proficient enough in a new skill. This approach means you can easily slot new training into the learner’s existing learning path, without confusing them or making learning difficult to track.
Help With Employee Onboarding
Learning paths are a key feature when it comes to employee onboarding. Not only will they ensure that your new employees have all the training they need, but it will also make it easier for your internal training team to manage.
It can be challenging to manage all the training that a new employee has to complete, as it will most likely be different for everyone who joins your business. Not only will new employees have to complete company-wide training, such as how to use particular systems, but there will be specific training, based on their department and role, that they will need to complete.
Using learning paths means you can have all the different types of training journeys created in advance and then simply create a new staff member’s learning path by assigning them to each journey they are required to complete.
With this approach, your internal training team doesn’t need to spend lots of time before a new employee starts work setting up their training or on other administration tasks, as most of the hard work will already be done. It also means you can be sure new employees have a consistent learning experience, and no essential training is missed during the onboarding process.
Aid Continuous Learning
Motivating learners to participate in continuous learning is a crucial role of any internal training department, and learning paths can make this process easy for everyone involved.
Having all of their training laid out clearly in a learning path will enable your learners to see the training they already have scheduled, which will not only let them know what their current training workload is, so they can decide if they can take on any more training, but also give them a clear indication of the skills they are currently working on. Your learners will also be able to see at a glance which skills are missing from their learning path and request the training that will help close that gap.
Track Employee Learning with Ease
As well as making training easy to track for your learners, learning paths make staying on top of your learners’ progress a breeze for your internal training team as well. Trying to keep track of lots of staff members, perhaps across different locations, who are all working toward different training goals at different times, can be an organizational nightmare. Using learning paths, you can see in an instant any information you need to.
This approach means your internal training staff can not only see which learners are assigned to which training but also the progress made through each learning path. This information can be especially handy if a lot of your internal training is self-paced.
These benefits are just some of the ways learning paths can support your learners and your team. Learning paths are the perfect tool to help keep all your internal training efforts as organized as possible and to enable everyone in your business to have visibility over their learning and progress.