Why you need to integrate your LMS with your HR system

September 13, 2021 By Moodle

Attracting, retaining and upskilling the right talent is crucial for organizations to remain competitive and achieve business goals. Both Human Resources and Learning and Development teams play a key role in this, so it makes sense that the software and systems they use work together efficiently to maximize time and efforts.

Let’s take a look at the top organization-wide benefits of integrating your LMS and HR systems:

Reduce information error and keep your records updated

Data redundancy happens when you keep the same information in several systems; for example, your employees’ personal information in both your LMS and HR systems. Besides the valuable time and resources spent in entering this data, redundant information can result in data inaccuracy and mistakes that might lead to less effective training and a loss of insights due to imprecise reports.

Integrating your LMS with your HR system allows your organization to only enter the data once and ensures that it is automatically synced between your HR system and your learning platform, removing the room from error and keeping your data up to date.

Identify patterns with enhanced reporting

An LMS-HR integration enables you to fill in the gaps between the data produced by both systems, allowing you to recognize trends and patterns between your human resources and your training programs. For example, you can recognize how workplace training corresponds to promotions, productivity or turnover, which allows you to take strategic decisions, allocate resources more effectively or take measures to align your learning programs with the needs of your organization.

Get a holistic view of your talent

Combining the metrics provided by your LMS -competencies, courses completed or certifications- with the employee performance and OKR (Objective and Key Result) reports generated by your HR system is a great way of having a comprehensive overview of how your L&D programs are helping improve your workforce skills.

This not only proves the impact of your training strategy on your employees’ career development, but also helps close the gap between workplace training and the organizational goals set by the business.

Increase learning engagement

A good integration between the HR system and LMS can have a positive impact across your whole organization. On one hand, it improves the perception that your workforce has of training, as they too will be able to see a clearer correlation between training and career development. On the other hand, the holistic view of your employees, including job title, responsibilities and learning progress, will enable you to personalize training for them and build more effective and engaging learning programs.

In today’s digital world, organizations look for flexibility and customization. Rather than committing to a single, big piece of software for all their employee and talent-related endeavors, companies search for solutions that best adapt to their needs and that can be integrated with the rest of their eLearning ecosystems.

Looking for a customizable corporate LMS that integrates with external systems to build a customized eLearning solution to meet your organization’s goals? Moodle Workplace can be integrated with all kinds of external systems like HR platforms, CRM or eCommerce thanks to its comprehensive API. Book a demo today.