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    What to Look For in an Employee Development Platform

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    Ethan Israel
    December 8, 2022
    4 min read
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    You’ve decided to adopt an employee development platform. That’s great! You’re about to give your team something that has the power to transform their careers and shape your company’s culture for the better.

    An employee development platform, also known as a career development platform, is designed to shape individual growth through an easy-to-use, centralized dashboard. Employees are guided along paths to success using personalized training programs and important milestones to track their progress.

    Benefits of an Employee Development Platform

    At first glance, you may not realize everything an online employee development platform is truly capable of. We’ve built ours to be a holistic solution that has built-in features to support everything from training and development to budget management.

    Using a career development platform helps you with:

    • Tailored training for upskilling & reskilling
    • Set targets and unique goals for personalized growth
    • Visualize progress throughout an employee’s journey
    • Understand your organization’s current skill set better
    • Identify and create opportunities for employees to further their careers

    We wanted Juno to be something that’s easy for employees and their companies. HR professionals need to know that the training programs they invest in are worth it; workers need to feel like they’ve been given the best resources and tools to reach goals that are meaningful to them.

    Now, we know some of the perks, but what about the requirements? What are the absolute musts you should look for in your organization’s new employee development platform?

    Do I need an LMS or LXP?

    Learning management systems (LMS) and learning experience platforms (LXPs) are often confused, but the difference lies in their approach to education.

    An LMS makes it easier for administration (like HR) to track employee development through highly structured courses. An LXP is more user-driven, allowing the learner to pick and choose what they study out of a curated collection of material.

    LXPs give employees even more freedom when it comes to shaping their career development, using a structure that’s been shaped by their organization. An LMS allows admin to directly supply users with training materials they’ve created.

    Juno offers LMS and LXP solutions for every organization to custom-fit their training to suit their needs.

    Top 5 Features of a Career Development Platform

    Now we can look more closely at what a career development platform should offer. If you’re new to the market, don’t worry. These features are the foundational elements you should look for to find a versatile, adaptive platform you can count on.

    1. Personalized Learning and Development

    Juno uses skill mapping and top-rated courses to help employees reach their goals and fullest potential. With a dedicated platform, HR can create individualized learning pathways with unique goals. This makes the training process personal and facilitates greater connection and fulfillment between the company and its workers.

    2. L&D Budget Management

    One of the biggest hurdles organizations face when choosing an employee development platform is managing their budget. Like any facet of business, there is a set amount of money reserved for learning and development each year.

    A good platform helps you make the most out of your budget with streamlined, affordable solutions for entire teams.

    Juno’s integrated budget management feature allows you to follow your employees spending, consolidating your L&D costs, plus personalized learning through automated process management. This ensures your employees get the best possible skills and knowledge without compromising your bottom line.

    3. Personalized Training Paths

    Personalization is important, but it’s also time-consuming. For an organization with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of employees, it’s not possible to come up with hand-crafted career paths for every individual. So, what do you do?

    With platforms like Juno Journey – You can automate training paths according to employers’ requirements and employee’s careers. This way, they are always guided in the right direction without hours upon hours spent detailing their course.

    4. Powerful Analytics

    As an employer, you need insights into your employees’ training to ensure its meeting the right benchmarks and any time constraints. Any employee development worth its weight will provide actionable insights to both users and admins.

    By analytics, we mean skills data that shows you what people know, what they’re learning, and what they could improve.

    With these analytics, it becomes easier to align personal learning goals with business objectives. That way, every employee knows exactly what they’re doing and has a strong “why” to connect it to.

    5. Easy Integration with Other Platforms

    We know that your business is supported by many other platforms. A good employee development platform should streamline communication and make it effortless to connect and unify your teams on an array of platforms.

    What matters most is that you choose a platform you can easily merge with your existing software.

    The right LMS/LXP makes it simple and straightforward — you’ll be able to use the technology you already love to continually shape your employees’ growth.

    Juno is also accessible via mobile, so admins and employees alike can stay connected and access continent whenever — and wherever — it’s convenient.

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