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The rockstar learner and the LMS

schedule 30th July 2018 by Jessica Crow in Virtual College

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For any company, one of the biggest challenges is to hire rockstar performers. Businesses always look for the most highly qualified workers with the skills to help them get ahead in a highly competitive market. The most successful companies hire for future success and expect their employees to be positive, flexible and productive. Rockstar employees always have a great future; they excel in their jobs, and experience rapid progress in their careers. They are skilled, capable and trusted to do well in almost any job.

As a company, you will have to provide new hires with a proper training programme, come up with the best resources and tools, offer guidance and provide them with an encouraging environment, enabling them to enhance their skills further. Investing in a time and cost-saving LMS can help your employees become rockstar performers.

Key Attributes

The rockstar performer is all about action and possesses many key qualities.

Initiative

These employees are self-motivated, have purpose and are ready to face anything when they arrive at work. They are very helpful and don’t hesitate to take on responsibility. Rockstar employees possess a can-do attitude, and willingness to learn and accept criticism. They think creatively about future possibilities. They will successfully accomplish even the most difficult tasks, taking ownership in solving all kinds of obstacles, in turn contributing to the company’s success. Great employees keep themselves calm in challenging situations, are emotionally resilient and always look for potential solutions, never complaining about problems. Their energy is motivational.

Integrity

Integrity means keeping promises, working hard, and showing diligence and perseverance. Great employees display strong ethical values. Trust, kindness, and respect for other coworkers and customers make them model employees. They act by the rules and help others to do the same. Setting a positive example is important and incorporating the positive behaviours of those who are highly experienced is a way of achieving this, as is the availability of workplace skills courses on the LMS. The LMS can host a variety of courses on workplace expertise for rockstar learners.

Communication

The rockstar employee always wears a smile, is helpful and makes others feel welcome. Rockstar employees possess sharp communication skills; they always use the most effective, influential and clear way of communicating their messages. Strong communication skills are vital for enabling a good understanding between staff, motivating your colleagues, informing others with updates at regular intervals and instructing others. An LMS system facilitates communication company-wide.

Results-oriented

The rockstar performer is action-oriented, demonstrates commitment through their hard work and never fails to keep promises. Great employees always feel proud of their work. They believe in delivering results because they want to achieve goals and contribute to the company’s success.

Learner for life

Rockstar learners are quick learners who know how to do things properly. They know the standard step-by-step procedures for completing tasks and have familiarised themselves with the company’s documentation, which can be made readily-accessible via an online LMS.

Those who want to enhance their skills never stop learning; they know that education is important at every stage of their life. Rockstar learners keep themselves updated with news about their company and the industry in which they work. It is essential to have knowledge about the latest technologies in the market and also about the latest trends.

While individual attitude and ambition and the organisation’s culture can play a major part, there is no doubt that learning plays a key part in developing rockstar employees and rockstar teams. An LMS gives that support to these highly motivated individuals, as it satisfies their desire for continuous learning, allowing them to grasp the details of products, processes and procedures quickly. A rockstar LMS offers readily-accessible 24/7 learning solutions to get your employees quickly up to speed.

Passion

Passion makes an employee stand out from the rest; unlike many other traits, it is easy to spot – you can often sense it as soon as you meet them. A passionate person will motivate and influence others to care as much as they do about achieving the company’s goals.

Adaptability

Great employees are flexible, agile and know how to prioritise their work. They embrace versatility and eagerly accept diverse tasks to meet the pace of the business. The resourceful LMS can support learners in an ever-changing business world.

Summary

Rockstar employees are high performing individuals who want to progress their careers. When you train others well, they will be able to perform well and be productive, which will in turn enhance the team’s overall performance. While forward-looking organisations seek to recruit potential rockstars, a well-designed learning programme built around an LMS can be the catalyst for creating and unlocking the rockstar tendency in employees and keeping them in the organisation.

If you would like further information about the Virtual College LMS, please contact Jessica Crow

Jessica Crow Author

Author: Jessica Crow

Jessica is a Learning Technology Advisor, with a degree in Management from the University of York, and has extensive experience working with public sector organisations who drive forward changes to workforce behaviour. In her spare time, she regularly updates her make-up blog and enjoys trying to stay active.

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