5 Things to Look for in Employee Training Software Solutions


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No matter what type of system you implement, people are your greatest asset. Having a well trained and knowledgeable staff on your processes ensures that you avoid the risks of potential adverse events. Building an automated employee training management system can ease the burden of keeping track of training programs in the ever changing dynamic of businesses today.

In just 5 minutes, we'll uncover 5 key areas where having an automated employee training system can benefit your organization.

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5 Things to Look for in Employee Training Software Solutions

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL: This document contains information that is confidential and proprietary to EtQ, Inc. Disclosure, copying, distribution or use without the express permission of EtQ is prohibited. Copyright 2013 EtQ, Inc. All rights reserved. 5 minutes on… 5 Things to Look for in Employee Training Software Solutions Tim Lozier, EtQ, Inc.
  2. 2. Training is all about People! • People are the greatest asset to a QMS, EHS or any business system • Well-trained, knowledgeable employees help to mitigate many risks of noncompliance • Automated Training Management helps to ease the process of training and re-training
  3. 3. 1. Linking Document Control to Training • Document Control holds all processes and procedures critical to maintaining compliance • Need to ensure that once new documents/revisions are released, people are trained! • Group documents by training requirements and link these documents to training • Integration of these two promote consistency/efficiency in training
  4. 4. 2. Automated Training Plans • Effective training links relevant training plans to the appropriate employees • Automate the process by – Building groups by role – Linking requirements to these groups – Linking documents and procedures to the requirements • This automates training plans; new employees are automatically given training plans by their role, and re- training can be more effectively assigned
  5. 5. 3. Automated Testing • Testing ensures that the material has been learned – Learning Management Systems (LMS) – Classroom Training – Self-Certification • Linking Tests to Training Management help to provide detailed evidence that training was taken – Integrate them into the training plan – Use Pass/Fail or scores • Ensures that people actually know the material, versus reading the procedure
  6. 6. 4. Integrating Adverse Event Data to Training • Adverse events will happen; is training a potential cause? • Link adverse event data to training records – Determine if training was inadequate – Re-assess training methods if adverse events are systemic to an operator error • What is the risk associated with poor training? Integration links the two areas to give a broader picture of the story
  7. 7. 5. Reporting on Training Management • Reporting is key to any business system – Helps to make sense of the data – Provides visibility into Continuous Improvement • Look for robust reporting linked to Training – Uncover trends, issues, opportunities for training improvement – Visibility into employee training across the enterprise ! ! !
  8. 8. Experience comes with Training • Most training happens over time – experience, mentoring, on the job • Often, this type of training is not in the classroom, but learned • Need to determine how to track this – automated systems can help close the gap and build in better visibility into how we train +
  9. 9. For more than 5 minutes… EtQ’s Blog on Employee Training blog.etq.com Webcasts on EtQ’s Employee Training system www.etq.com/webinars www.etq.com info@etq.com 516.293.0946