Why Your Performance Management System Needs to Integrate with your Digital Learning System
Human resource managers oversee department functions and manage employees in the following areas:
- recruitment and selection
- compensation and benefits
- training and development
- employee relations
HR managers are responsible for the entirety of an employee’s life cycle within the organisation, from when the employee is interviewed and hired, to the employee’s termination with the company. Most functions of an HR manager can be integrated to a digital platform, where managers can easily organise and review employee management files. During employment, HR managers assist in the development of employee skills and job satisfaction. This requires a performance management system.
Performance management is essential for the success of employees and role progression within the organisation. To better review and manage the performance of employees, managers are recommended to integrate the performance management system with the digital learning system.
Creating a single hub where managers and employees can easily access information for employee learning and performance helps to streamlines HR duties and creates a simple review process.
The ultimate goal for any Learning Management System (LMS) is to improve performance; integrating the performance management system and digital learning platform will have a number of benefits for your organisation.
Integrating a performance management system with your LMS will reduce the costs associated with normally keeping performance management and learning systems separate. Tasks will be completed on one platform and feedback will be provided instantly. Keeping these systems integrated will also reduce administration time.
Keeping all tasks and reviews on one system helps eliminate loss in productivity and reduces confusion. Having all staff well-versed on multiple systems for multiple development tasks will cause a loss in productive time use.
Setting up a single sign on platform, where employees and managers can access all business applications, creates an easy space to get tasks done efficiently and conveniently.
As employees finish training modules and complete assessments on the LMS system, managers are able to generate reports on performance and easily maintain records. Managers can compile a single report from one platform instead of having to gather information from multiple systems.
Each employee has a unique skill and role development within the organisation and it is important that customised development programs are created for each employee. Through an integration with LMS and performance management, managers can view individual learning styles, skills and develop a performance development plan for the individual.
Customised development helps strengthen the relationship between the HR manager and employee. This relationship increases job satisfaction and develops engagement throughout the organisation.
An always-learning culture
Organisational success is determined by the continuous development of employee skills. Studies show organisations that train and develop employees see improvement in profitability. An employee is able to improve expertise in their role and improve the company’s goals.
Keeping both systems on one platform allows employees to access learning materials at their own convenience and keeps them more engaged with their own performance management.
Managers have the responsibility of engaging employees to use the platforms and continually develop their skills.
Increasing engagement with learning objectives and performance management can be made easier by integration of platforms. Employees are more likely to engage with tasks if all systems were on one platform. Once employees get onto the platform to perform learning tasks, they will also be able to see performance tools and other modules.
This engagement is important for job retention and satisfaction. Studies show that 40% of employees who receive poor or no job training leave their positions within the first year. A high employee turnover rate is an unnecessary cost to companies and managers can reduce that cost by implementing high-quality training programs.
Performance management policies combined with the LMS allow managers to easily review and mark learning tasks for their employees. In such a portal, employees can receive instant feedback on their progress and better manage their own learning.
HR managers may have many employees to manage and may need to schedule performance review meetings on a quarterly or monthly basis. Through a digital platform; however, this review can be managed and implemented directly through the platform. Employees are given feedback that they can use to continuously improve and develop while waiting for the one-on-one meeting with the manager.
Performance management is one of the most important aspects of an HR manager’s role and is essential for the success of a company. Integrating a performance management system with your digital learning system reduces costs, time and improves employee engagement.
Contact us today to see how you can integrate your digital learning system with our performance management system.
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