The need or request for training can come from many avenues—from solving key business problems— to the employee themselves. Wherever the initial spark has come from, the next step is to identify what training method would produce results cost effectively.
Identify your business needs. For example:
- Highly skilled workforce
- Performance improvement
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Improved results
- Better looking bottom line
- Sustainability and/or growth
If your initial goal is to have a highly skilled workforce, you need to ensure employees have the knowledge to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. In the world of employee training, this means focusing our resources on finding the best training products that align with that need.
This is especially true in the Small to Medium Size Business (SMB) sector where margins are tight and training budgets are limited. Ensuring the SMB executive is driving performance with every dollar spend is crucial to the company’s success and often survival.
Much like when sending employees out to a boot camp, or local college, it’s the quality of the course content and result that’s of interest rather than how well equipped the facility is. Identify what’s going to have the biggest impact on the result: the content. Then worry about how to deliver it. Thankfully Skillsoft has been able to take this into account by providing comprehensive content and a user-focused learning management system (LMS).
Skillsoft addresses this need for SMBs with knowledge products tailored to the specific needs of all levels of employee from the new graduates to leaders. Skillsoft KnowledgeCenters, Skillsoft Leadership Advantage™ and Skillsoft Professional Advantage™ have all been designed to get the right training to where it’s needed fast.
For more information on Skillsoft’s SMB solutions, please visit: http://skillsoft.com/solutions/small-to-medium_business.asp