August 2, 2007 | Leave a Comment
A recent study done by ERE showed that 60% of human resource development departments believe that it is possible to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their employee development initiatives. Only 18% however, measure whether the employee training and development carry an effective ROI. Click here to read full article, http://www.ere.net/inside-recruiting/news/-in–hr-directors-measure-180954.asp .
August 2, 2007 | Leave a Comment
eLeaP™ e-Learning Systems offers insights into
Compliance & Industrial training myths.
Louisville, KY August 1, 2007 — How important is it to train
your employees about their obligations under employment discrimination,
harassment and OSHA or industrial safety laws? Consider these
statistics: for fiscal year (FY) 2005, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received over 75,000 complaints
of employment discrimination and recovered more than $270
million in back wages for the complaining employees through
settlements, mediation, and other administrative resolutions.
Employees alleged in these claims all forms of employment
discrimination (race, sex, including harassment, national
origin, religion, age, and disability) involving such issues
as hiring, termination, promotion, and leaves. Also consider
this: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “a
total of 4.2 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred
in private industry workplaces during 2005”. These cases
lead to significant loss of productivity, earnings and actual
monetary penalties for employers. Can you afford NOT to take
proactive action to prevent these risks or minimize your exposure?
According to the ASTD “training can be the difference”
between your organization ending up as one of the above mentioned
statistics. Your employees have to be trained in your particular
industry’s safety, compliance and workplace procedures policies.
There is a direct correlation between the amount of training
your employees receive and the extent of workplace discrimination
suits, injuries or compensation claims that you will encounter.
According to Don Weobong, President of Telania eLeaP™
Systems, “training in policies and procedures is not
just a nice-to-do activity. Being proactive in your training
and e-learning programs enables your organization to avoid
unpleasant situations like law suits and employment law liability,
but more importantly, training and performance improvement
gives you the extra edge your need over the competition.”
“I remember a story of a friend of mine who had just
gotten cited by OSHA after an employee lost both arms in an
industrial accident. As bad as this gets, this company CEO
knew that he needed to train his people but just did not think
it important enough to do immediately. He kept procrastinating.”
eLeaP™ e-Learning Management Systems (LMS) helps all organizations
regardless of size or technical expertise to deliver timely,
trackable, online employee training that is affordable, available 24/7 and easy to
maintain. Learning Management Systems can be terribly expensive,
very complex and confusing. That is why the eLeaP e-learning
(LMS) solution uses simple, intuitive wizards to help you
create, deploy, track and manage all your e-learning and training.
Don’t get caught up in “bells and whistles” when
what you really need is an e-learning solution that is robust,
secure and easy to use.
Other features to look for in LMS’s include SCORM compliance.
SCORM allows LMS solutions to track different courses and
enable interoperability with other systems.
“Evaluate Learning Management Solutions based on your
needs – not some consultant’s idea of what you need. Does
this system allow secure access? Does the LMS have a good
uptime record? Will you be able to easily update courses and
trainings? How about generating quizzes and completion reports?
Learning Management Systems can be overwhelming with all kinds
of features that you will never use. Learn to ignore the hype
and evaluate the e-learning solution based on what you want
to accomplish,” said Don Weobong.
For more information about learning management systems or
if you want to see how eLeaP™ can help you get the most
out of your compliance or industrial training needs, visit
About eLeaP™ e-Learning Solutions
eLeaP™ e-Learning Solutions provides training and e-learning
management systems that enable organizations of any size maximize
employee performance and minimize liability and risks from
lack of compliance and industrial training. The eLeaP™
Learning Management System is designed to fit any organization
size. With it you will have the sophistication favored by
big companies. Yet, you can enjoy the flexibility, simplicity
and customization of a learning management system that will
not overwhelm or financially drain smaller organizations.
eLeaP™ Learning & Training Technology Solutions
173 Sears Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: (877) 624-7226
Fax; (502) 585-2345