Enhancing Employee Engagement through LMS

By HR Tech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018

Employee engagement creates an optimum working condition that enables staff to willingly work to achieve an organization’s goals while enhancing the sense of their well-being. Organizations with lower employee engagement are struggling in their business with reduced competitiveness and decreased profitability as a result. Employee engagement plays a vital role in increasing the productivity and profitability of the organization.

According to Gallup, an American research-based public opinion poll, only 15 percent of employees in an organization are completely engaged in their work. The turnover is bound of the business to increase when the engagement is improved. The Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application, which provides the tools for the employees to enhance their skills, receive training, and be assured of career development. LMS promotes employee engagement and helps organizations to create a better bond with the employee. Also, the organizations can leverage the LMS platform to motivate the employees.

Gaming is one of the tools that can be incorporated in the LMS to allow the employees to increase their involvement. The employees can be rewarded with the digital badges or certificates in order to keep them enthusiastic and engaged.

Totara is an open source LMS platform, which offers several advantages. Totara Learn offers employees the freedom to learn; Totara’s forums allow maintaining the social aspect of learning and sets up activities which require participants to collaborate and have online discussions; Totara Social opens the flow of knowledge and is a catalyst for collaboration throughout an organization.

Access to the projects from any device should be enabled for the users in the organization. This easy access mode will allow the employees to work from anywhere and anytime. Data analytics must be implemented in order to analyze the how the users are interacting with the LMS. The obtained report will be helpful to enhance the programs of LMS.

Employees who believe that their company worries about them as an individual— are most likely to recommend their company as a great place to work. The increased focus on employee engagement will benefit both the businesses and the employees. According to a Global Employee Engagement Trends report of highly engaged teams, there is a decrease in absenteeism and an increase in productivity when employees are well engaged. 

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