Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 3, 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 http://www.eleapsoftware.com
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.