Corporate LMS in Managing Job Skills and Competency Matrix
Are we able to manage our employees according to their skills and competency? How could we solve the challenges in aligning their skills & competencies according to their role?
These are the typical questions that HR Managers, Training Managers and Head of Learning & Development Or even sometimes CEO of an organization have to themselves, with an aim to align the organization competencies with the overall business goals.
As you can observe that today’s work environment is on a competitive peak. Employers are investing a great sum of money in their staff training. Overall employee development is a task that requires more than just providing formal training to them. Leveraging the best of Learning Management System (LMS), a corporate leader can manage their employee skills and development far effective.
Whether it is a pharma industry or a construction business, every organization requires workers to manage official certification in their field, as well as be up to date with the new technological advancements in their field. In a small organization, managing the professional development courses, managing the deadlines of curriculum, or keeping a record of training as per the job role could be a daunting and time-consuming task.
In addition, the drivers for employee training go beyond just upgrading their skills, and include regulatory compliance, statutory compliance or even corporate compliances as well.
To overcome these challenges a Corporate Learning Management System (LMS) plays a significant role in managing the employee skills and development according to their job role. An effective LMS implementation considers delivering and managing employee training as per their job functions (Engineering, Accounts, HR etc.), as per their job title (Analyst, Manager, Sr. Manager) and also the level of expertise (Beginner, Intermediate & Expert)
Typically, competency is categorized by corporates as – Core level competency & Task-based competency.
a) Core level competency – All staff members required to fulfill these requirements on a daily basis. Higher the job role, a wider range of skills and dependencies expected & vice-versa.
- Innovative ideas
- Team Work
- Goal Oriented Approach
- Problem Solving Skill
Role – Marketing Manager.
- To understand the brand value of organization and visualize the mission on a broader scale of development.
- The effectiveness of IT cell.
- Business analytics
- Leads generation
- Brand development
- Team Objective Setting
Task level competency – Employees are assigned specific tasks based on their job role, where they are expected to fulfill them under the given constraints (technical, budget….)
Role – Drug Safety Officer
- Maintain the SOP in production & safety measures of the drug.
- Global Regulatory requirements for drug safety.
- Monthly pharmacovigilance audit report.
- Risk assessment
- Device safety etc.
A Learning Management System (LMS), designed in best alignment with the overall corporate learning objectives, which in turn derived from the corporate strategic or regulatory objectives, play a pivotal role by addressing the execution level gaps, devising a data driven approach in steering the corporate goals and vision with a logical, methodological, and measurable approach. An effective LMS implementation enables the corporate leaders to bring in the Control, Visibility, and Acceleration into their on-demand or on-going learning requirements; and thus the corporate leaders can focus more on their business strategies, growth etc.
Using Corporate LMS is the key for the lock as it manages:
- Analytics on professional development of the employee.
- A detailed evaluation system of employee skills.
- Hassle free course delivery system
- Automated training process.
- Cost-effective solution
- Retention of experienced professional based on the evaluation.
- Training employees to the new role after promotions… and many more.
Have you used an LMS for your training course delivery yet? What sort of results have you obtained and what challenges have you faced in employing the courses?
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