Published: Oct 31, 2022Time to read: 6mins Category: Learning
4 Ways PeopleFluent Learning Helps Organizations in Highly Regulated Industries
Organizations in highly regulated industries need a learning management system capable of meeting strict, often complex, demands. Businesses in healthcare, aviation, energy, and other similar industries must adhere to stringent training requirements in order to maintain everyone’s safety—and avoid potential penalties or legal problems.
This is why PeopleFluent Learning offers highly configurable solutions that meet every organization’s needs. Below are four examples of how highly regulated industries can solve their learning problems with PeopleFluent’s LMS.
1) Develop Learning Paths Without Reinventing the Wheel
Your organization should always be looking toward the future. As you identify your potential next-generation leaders, you’ll want to provide them with personalized pathways for developing their skills to keep them engaged with content that’s relevant to their careers.
Developing and tracking specific learning paths takes an immense amount of time and effort. While automated software can reduce that time, it’s no good if it means having to recreate documents to meet that software’s specifications.
PeopleFluent Learning solves that problem by allowing you to create specific learning paths with documents and data you’ve already created.
For example, a major healthcare center developed curriculums for its emerging and mid-career leaders using Microsoft Word documents. The learning programs covered a wide range of positions throughout the organization. It needed a way to assign and track its employees’ progress, but it didn’t want to lose time re-creating their learning paths.
PeopleFluent Learning empowered the organization to develop educational pathways for these roles using the documents it had already created. Each position was given a set of competencies for employees to develop. Individual learning modules were assigned to the employees based on their learning path. Each requirement was outlined with a graphical user interface to make it easy for the employees to understand how to develop their necessary skills.
Working with PeopleFluent Learning to incorporate resources that you already have means you can divert your time and energy toward other meaningful projects.
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2) Authenticate External Credentials to Ensure Compliance
It’s not always possible to certify employees in-house. In many cases, your workforce must update their licenses and certifications through a state agency or independent accreditation body. In these circumstances, it’s vital that you maintain accurate records of your employees’ credentials to demonstrate compliance in the event of an audit.
That means formalizing your documentation process. Organizations that allow their users to upload external training certificates might not be able to validate the authenticity of certifications with ease.
Such was the case with a PeopleFluent client in the pipeline transportation industry. Employees needed to provide their updated licenses for the client to remain compliant, but the manual system it was using was cumbersome and inefficient. PeopleFluent created a new program that allowed the client’s employees to upload their credentials as homework assignments within the LMS. This allowed the client’s administrators to review each certificate and evaluate its authenticity, as well as track renewals and completion dates for employees.
Using secure LMS software to manage this data ensures your organization is prepared with accurate information and proof of compliance.
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3) Configure Workflows for Complex Compliance Training
Your organization may choose a blend of online and in-person training methods to meet industry compliance standards. When your training needs become more complex, you need an LMS that can adapt to change.
For example, a global organization in the energy industry needed its users to complete complex anti-bias training. The training courses combined online content, a classroom session, and an instructor evaluation. All three components were required to successfully complete the training program.
To manage these needs, the organization created an assessment workflow using PeopleFluent Learning to ensure that employees completed individual modules in the proper sequence. The evaluation, created using the exam manager feature of PeopleFluent’s LMS, allowed the organization’s administrators to pull individual responses and share evaluation data with the DE&I leadership team.
When you can configure your LMS to your specific needs, you ensure that you’re staying compliant while reaching your organizational goals without compromises.
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4) Auto-Enroll Employees for Job-Specific Skills Training
Certain training courses will be necessary for some employees, but unnecessary for others. Rather than manually making these decisions, your LMS can save you time and resources by auto-enrolling your employees based on predetermined criteria.
For example, a PeopleFluent client in the healthcare industry used to manually assign onboarding training to individuals based on their job titles. It was an inefficient process that took many hours to manage and left room for human error.
PeopleFluent helped the client design skills training for employees using the auto-enrollment feature of its LMS. A new program was developed to allow for multiple courses as well as a blended learning concept that included classrooms, online course material, and virtual classroom training.
An auto-enrollment target group was also identified based on start dates, job profiles, and locations within the hospital system. The client now assigns onboarding courses for new employees much more efficiently. Training is assigned to specific learning profiles, and new hires can begin their shifts once they’ve completed the required courses.
Automating enrollments gives your organization fewer items to manually manage while also ensuring that your employees are staying up-to-date with relevant compliance and skills training.
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Highly-Regulated Industries Need Highly-Configurable Solutions
Your business challenges are as unique as your organization, and learning solutions aren’t always simple. It’s vital to consider your specific needs and how your LMS will help you address particular challenges.
For businesses in highly-regulated industries, it’s essential to have systems in place that ensure your workforce remains adequately trained, with opportunities to further develop their skills—and that you also stay compliant with state and federal regulations.
PeopleFluent Learning is a robust workforce training and development solution that lets you create, host, and track employee training while also fostering a culture of continuous learning. Working with trained solutions consultants can help you configure your LMS to meet your unique needs. The solutions might be complex, but they don’t have to be complicated with PeopleFluent Learning.
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Discover What Other Highly Regulated Organizations Already Know About PeopleFluent Learning
Highly regulated industries like healthcare, transportation, and energy—just to name a few—understand the need for learning software that can be configured to unique needs. Contact our team of experts to learn how we can help you develop a customized learning solution.