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Current trends reveal organizations are becoming more globally diverse. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that worldwide employment by U.S. multinational organizations increased 2.4 percent in 2019 to 43.9 million employees.
Although a global workforce offers many advantages like expanding your pool of knowledge, it can pose a big challenge for learning and development teams. Language barriers and time zone differences make it tough to create consistency — one study shows one-third of multilingual companies are struggling with language barriers, and 49% have issues collaborating across time zones. If that wasn’t enough to give you pause, the shift towards hybrid and remote work, the need to reskill workers, and the increasing desire to learn at work all add to the challenges of training a globalized workforce.
A Global Learning Management System (GLMS) is essential for any organization with an internationally distributed workforce, and it’s important to choose the right one based on the features your company needs.
Most LMSs manage every aspect of learning, from housing and delivering courses to tracking learner progress and collecting data, but global learning management systems deliver extra features tailored to the needs of global organizations. For example, a global training system offers multilingual support and localization, allows for collaboration across teams regardless of time zone or physical location, and ensures the swift delivery of courses around the world.
Global LMSs are highly customizable, which can help combat issues such as language barriers and cultural obstacles. By busting through location and time zone limitations, a GLMS can help your employees learn more efficiently by letting them learn and collaborate anytime and anywhere. They also allow your L&D teams to create courses that meet the needs of small segments of your workforce and localize the language for each group within that segment to ensure consistency.
The alternative to implementing a GLMS is either creating separate eLearning courses for every language needed or providing traditional in-person training. Neither of these options is ideal because they require extensive time and can be prohibitively expensive.
A global LMS combines the best features of a traditional LMS with strategies for managing training programs for an international workforce. With a GLMS, you gain additional tools you need to customize your training while still benefiting from a robust LMS. These benefits include:
A global LMS includes specific capabilities designed to make delivering and managing multinational courses more efficient, and it also includes the features you expect from a traditional LMS.
If you have a large number of geographically dispersed employees, a global learning management system can be an excellent option. A global training system makes sense for your company if:
WorkRamp unlocks the ability to create engaging learning experiences for employees, customers, and partners, regardless of their location across the world. Our global learning management system features advanced capabilities, including the ability to create localized training programs for multinational audiences and add additional languages as needed. Our GLMS also includes the highest standard of data security and system reliability.
Through our global training delivery network, you can produce international training content up to 75% faster through advanced caching and smart routing technology while managing the learning experiences of your employees and customers through one centralized platform.
WorkRamp has been recognized as the Top-Rated LMS Platform in the 2021 Best Learning Management System (LMS) Solutions list by The Blueprint, a Motley Fool service that rates and reviews software solutions. Our user-friendly interface gives you everything you need to create outstanding internal and external training programs, and our excellent support can help you tackle your biggest learning challenges.
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