EPAY Learning: A New Training Solution for Employers with an Hourly Workforce

July 31, 2020 - minute read

At a time when many employers are prioritizing employee training, cross-training, and upskilling, the EPAY Systems team is pleased to introduce EPAY Learning, our new online, on-demand learning management system (LMS). This affordable, tech-based solution makes it easy for employers to expand and enrich their training initiatives.

EPAY Learning is part of our human capital management suite—the leading solution for employers with a distributed, hourly workforce. As such, it’s ideal for hourly workers and challenging distributed labor environments. Because the better trained and skilled your workers are, the happier they’ll be—and more effective your operation will be.

In a Nutshell: How EPAY Learning Works

With EPAY Learning, employers can choose from more than 10,000 best-of-breed courses, as well as creating and uploading their own materials. HR administrators and managers can assign courses to specific workers in just a few clicks, then track their progress and performance via a user-friendly dashboard and automated reports.

On their end, workers can access their courses anywhere, at any time, on any device with a secure Internet connection. They can participate in discussion boards that foster collaborative learning. They can even offer feedback regarding specific courses, so employers can continuously improve their offerings. In addition, making coursework part of one’s onboarding program will get new hires up-to-speed quickly.

A Tool for Ensuring Labor Compliance

In recent years, mandatory training requirements have become more stringent at the federal, state, and local levels. For example, in 2020, a number of states implemented mandatory anti-sexual harassment training. In addition, many employers managing hourly workers are subject to industry-specific OSHA training.

EPAY’s learning management system not only makes it easier to conduct mandatory training, but ensures that every employee fulfills his or her training requirements. It allows administrators to monitor worker progress, schedule automated progress reports, produce documentation, and set up proactive alerts and reminders.

In addition, employers can compare various teams and departments in terms of test scores and rates of completion, creating accountability for managers and ensuring universal oversight.

Increase Your Workers’ Health and Safety IQ

Training and awareness are key to maintaining a safe working environment. In addition to creating their own content, employers can take advantage of EPAY’s online library, which offers courses on—among other things—these essential health and safety topics:

  • Workforce Hazard Training on COVID-19
  • Blood Born Pathogens
  • Tag Out Procedures
  • Heavy Equipment Certification
  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Numerous OSHA and other workforce safety-related courses  

In addition, it’s easy to add new courses—a must as protocols continue to shift with regards to COVID-19 in the workplace.

How Does Online Learning Compare to Face-to-Face Training?

If your company is used to conducting live, in-person training, you may be wondering how online learning stacks up. Actually, studies indicate that employees retain more information through individualized learning than in a group classroom setting. This is because workers can proceed at their own pace and backtrack when they need to. In addition, they may be confronted with fewer distractions.

Furthermore, with EPAY Learning, employers can combine their conventional instructor-led training with a wide array of digital and video coursework residing on the system. The system is flexible, allowing employers to upload documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, videos, etc., Plus, the system’s drag-and-drop feature makes it fast and easy to upload and update content.

Not only is this multimedia approach cost-effective, but research indicates that offering a blended training experience—i.e., mixing up the types of media learners are consuming—helps keep interest and engagement high. EPAY Learning also offers course completion certificates and a range of exam templates for accurately testing worker comprehension.  

A Recruiting and Retention Edge

One of the added benefits of offering a competitive training program is that it can boost an employer’s job acceptance rates, while holding down turnover rates. The reality is, workers at every level are eager for advancement. When companies establish themselves as an employer that offers extensive upskilling opportunities to its hourly workers, it gives them a competitive edge.

In fact, in one workplace learning survey, 94% of employees they’d be less likely to leave an employer that offered them learning and development opportunities.

And because with EPAY Learning, fees are based on the number of active users on the system per month, employers only pay for what they actually use.

Is EPAY Learning a Good Match for Your Business?

EPAY Learning is offered in conjunction with our HCM system, a powerful HR tech solution designed for employers managing an hourly workforce. It’s flexible and cost-effective—both priorities for the markets we serve—and is designed to help employers get the most from their workforce.

If you’d like to learn more, get a demo of EPAY Learning today!

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