With nearly 80% of companies reporting that they do at least some of their employee training online, the overall advantages of online training are no longer up for debate. Yet not all convenience store operators have implemented a learning management system (LMS) in their stores. Let’s take a look at the benefits of an LMS specifically for convenience stores.
Benefits of an LMS for Convenience Store Owners
The benefits of an LMS begin at the top. Company owners have a lot to gain by implementing an LMS for employee training.
- Increase branding awareness. Most learning management systems can be customized for a company’s brand. This helps convenience store owners keep their messaging front and center with employees.
- Reinforce company policies. Along with branding awareness, an LMS can also be used to verify employees read and understand important company documents.
- Improve compliance. The convenience industry has a lot of federal, state, and local guidelines to follow on a variety of topics. By delivering compliance training through an LMS – which allows you to automate scheduling, thus ensuring training certifications are never missed – you’re protecting your company, your customers, your employees, and yourself.
Benefits of an LMS for Training Administrators
Training administrators play a larger role in your employee training program. Improving the process for them will have added benefits for the entire store.
- Increased efficiency. Scheduling and tracking tasks that would take training administrators hours of time to do manually can be done with just a few clicks in an LMS.
- Improved knowledge retention. Using an LMS allows you to create on-the-job check-ins and schedule refresher training. Incorporating these into a blended learning program increases knowledge retention among your employees.
Benefits of an LMS for Managers
Convenience store managers have a lot on their plate, and investment in an LMS would help lighten their workload; not add to it. Benefits for store managers include:
- Decreased staffing costs. Training reduces turnover. It costs more to recruit and hire new employees than it does to effectively train the ones you already have.
- Streamlined tasks. The right LMS includes assigning, scheduling, and tracking employee courses. The best LMS also includes document management and digital signature systems.
Benefits of an LMS for Employees
You employees will make up the largest percentage of end users for an LMS. There are many ways an LMS would benefit their training, including:
- Sets them up for success. Orientation training delivered online through an LMS helps ensure that new employees have the critical information they need.
- Provides opportunities for career development. An LMS allows employees, along with their managers, to develop custom training programs that support long-term career goals.
- Promotes team cohesiveness. Teams work better when everyone is operating from the same playbook. Online learning ensures every team member is provided with the same information during training.
Guarantee Success With Your LMS
Investing in an LMS alone doesn’t ensure a successful training program. Every level of user has to understand and buy in to the benefits of online training with an LMS. If your store’s owners don’t believe in the benefits of an LMS, your managers likely won’t understand or appreciate the importance of the training program. Likewise, employees will sense if the managers aren’t fully invested in the training and therefore won’t take it seriously. Buy-in for your LMS training program begins at the top and trickles down.
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trainingGrid™ is an LMS developed with you and your employees in mind. Its intuitive design makes learning management simple and allows employees to begin training with just a click. This flexible system comes with a variety of robust features customizable to fit your needs in addition to built-in reporting and certification tools that track your compliance documentation.
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