HR Tools to Track Employee Learning and Development Progress

Focusing on employee learning and development is just half the work done. Monitoring results, i.e. tracking their performance will deliver the actual results – whether they are learning what they are supposed to. Enter tracking software that makes the entire monitoring process less of a hassle with dozens of paper reports and spreadsheets! 

LMS or learning management system is used by businesses to provide online learning/training to their staff. E-learning courses can be uploaded here, training content can be assigned to individuals or groups and tracking and assessment of results become convenient due to the automation. Here are the top 5 cloud-based software you can consider to track employee learning and development:

iSpring Learn

A platform that allows for embedding content beyond videos and plain text. Interactive courses, video lectures, communication simulations, and advanced assessments can all be made use of with iSpring’s authoring toolkit.


A flexible platform where you can customize everything from the course catalog to the colors for the mobile app. It also offers extensive localization. It is especially useful for companies that train employees belonging to different nationalities since it is available in 40 languages.

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Docebo Learning Suite offers a single platform solution to support your entire learning process – from development to delivery.

Apart from this, Docebo offers Coach and Share that encourages informal social learning by way of sharing insights, guides, videos, etc. or approaching subject-matter experts with your questions.


A platform useful for both internal employee training as well as external partner training. The interface is extremely user-friendly and with its advanced plans, you can benefit from features like gamification, switching between learning portals, facilities for blended learning and more. 

Over 15,000 learning courses can be accessed on Litmos Heroes under the SAP Litmos system. Also, the built-in editor offers you to create basic eLearning content without having to spend on producing training content and hiring instructional designers.


This platform is distinguished by its amazing gamification settings. Bonus content is hidden only for learners who have reached a specific level in the course. TalentLMS also has integrations with PayPal, Trello, Zapier, WordPress, and other such third-party services providing an overall environment rich with varied services at a single place.

Each LMS comes with a unique set of features and plans. Many companies worldwide have L&D departments that run on LMSs to operate the training programs for the workforce and assess their current skill levels. In other companies, HR professionals are the ones who handle the training content and the assessments. Finally, the training businesses are businesses that rely on LMSs to provide learning courses on their platform. 

The LMS that can gather relevant statistics and compile them into reports allows the entire team to view their performance directly at any time. There are 3 major parameters that can be tracked with a good LMS: 

  1. How learners are interacting and progressing with the content
  2. The courses, quizzes, scores, attempts, and time spent by an employee
  3. The attendance of team members attending online and offline classes and training sessions
  4. The metrics for tracking employee L&D get tracked all at one place with the use of LMS.

But what must definitely be tracked apart from the scores/progress?

Course progress

Though completion is important, the rate at which an employee is learning matters a lot. When an employee is taking too long to complete a course, support is required or when a certain section of the course proves hard for employees, the difficulty level of the same needs to be reviewed. 

Completion rates

The completion of specific training that employees undergo for performance or legal purposes, like onboarding and compliance training needs to be noted to decide their next learning requirement. Listing certificates in employee training logs is of help here other than tracking it on spreadsheets.

Employees who need re-training

On failing to achieve required assessment scores, employees need to go for retraining. Keeping a training tracing database and automated reminders after certain periods to refresh the learning is useful.