6 September 2023

Why online learning management systems improve employee experience

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HR are the conscience and heartbeat which holds the healthcare industry together. With the current challenges facing this sector such as high turnover rates and cost-cutting it is evident that the role of HR has become more critical than ever.

You will be no stranger to self-development, learning and training during your career. However, when applied to the healthcare sector, the difference between a poorly trained and well-trained employee could be the difference between life and death. This brings into perspective the importance of healthcare employees having access to an excellent Learning Management System (LMS).

The Role of HR

HR are central to forming the employee experience, from onboarding through to supporting the development of their employees’ careers. It is a wheel which never stops moving. This can create additional pressure on the HR team when they are already stretched and deciding where to prioritise their time and resources. More organisations are now seeking technology which supports these in-demand teams.

With HR likely to be the first contact for the employee’s experience and the ongoing employee journey, it is the company’s chance to make an impression on the employee count. This is where successful and well-structured onboarding comes into play. HR leaders must devise an onboarding plan so new employees can learn their responsibilities, schedules and expectations.  This can be made more effective for both HR and new employees by utilising an LMS.

Regulations and Compliance

With a focus on regulatory compliance, an LMS is online learning software designed to manage and distribute employee training. They are incorporated into the workplace to track employee progression and deliver compliance training.

In the healthcare sector, HR is vital for governing policies and tracking compliance by ensuring the organisation and employees are current with licenses and guidelines. Leveraging software to track new training requirements and renewal dates is a must.

Focusing on compliance training which at the best of times is as interesting as watching paint dry, an LMS can counter monotone training sessions, to instead deliver engaging, up-to-date content which employees are more likely to remember and engage with.

Ready for the Future

A recent McKinsey report identified building an agile digital HR platform, and creating a learning culture are both part of the nine imperatives which help HR leaders prepare their organisation for the future. Reflecting on the pressures both internal and external on healthcare providers, driving a digital strategy with a focus on HR and learning is essential to the success of the organisation. 

HR software with an integrated learning platform can provide HR leaders with a central approach to the employee lifecycle and enables healthcare staff to enhance their learning without effecting work.

Bringing learning out of manual and time-consuming ways of working and integrating it into your HR systems can be cost-effective while delivering easy access to information to all your employees which ultimately enhances your employees’ experience.

Ready with MHR

At MHR, we have been helping healthcare organisations digitally transform for nearly 30 years, and we can help create a solution that is perfectly suited to your exact needs.

If you would like to learn more about how MHR can be part of your digital transformation and drive stronger HR and Learning in your organisation, then get in touch with me and my team.


Jenny Hemming, Director of Client Accounts at MHR

Jenny Hemming

Director of Client Accounts at MHR

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