Employee Training and Development
Compare HSI with BizLibrary
Trying to decide between HSI and BizLibrary? At HSI, we want to help you with your decision to source your eLearning content. There are some key differences between the two companies and their solutions, and we feel it’s important for you to know what those differences mean in terms of content and overall offerings.
If you haven’t scheduled a personal demo to see HSI’s content library, we encourage you to do so! Also, check out HSI’s Employee Training Buyer’s Guide, which will help you choose the employee training solution that is right for your company.
Below are numerous differences that may help you decide between HSI and BizLibrary.
HSI has one of the largest single-source training content libraries for workplace safety and professional development, with more than 5,000 courses and a team of experts to support businesses throughout their journey. HSI provides integrated eLearning content, training solutions, and cloud-based software designed to enable your business to improve safety, operations, and employee development.
HSI produces award-winning training content for over 23k customers in 71 countries. 18M+ courses are completed annually. Customers include Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, Google, AAA, Kelly Services, Kraft, and McDonald's.
The quality of a provider cannot be judged by the number of courses. Any provider can grow their library by reselling various videos from other companies and layering them within their LMS. The keys to any online training are accuracy and employee engagement - both of which ultimately determine the quality of the training partner.
We’ve all sat through long, non-engaging PowerPoint slides with a voice-over. The lower the quality of the training, the less the employee learns. And the point of training is for employees to learn, retain, and improve. HSI employs multiple modalities, microlearning-length courses, plus animation, live action, and graphics to engage the audience and help your employees retain the knowledge.
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Content Differences Between HSI and BizLibrary
HSI employs subject matter experts (SMEs) when creating and curating our library of content. Our courses are sorted into 38 of the Korn Ferry competencies. HSI’s microlearning, adult learning theory videos are paired with training reinforcement tools and downloadable course materials. Compliance-based courses are topically bundled and have transitions when longer content is placed into microlearning lengths. We pride ourselves on the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of our training videos. Our LMS is user-friendly, consistent, and intuitive.
Within BizLibrary’s library, it’s unclear how many training courses are competency-based. They have a collection of over 11,000 video lessons and courses. That's an overwhelming number of courses for learners to navigate. They have an inconsistent aggregator model with many different styles of training. It appears very time-consuming for training administrators to be able to review and assign the appropriate courses.
HSI has 2.7M award-winning safety training course completions a year. Our Safety Training Needs Assessment helps you connect the dots between your workforce training program and what the law requires. The HSI content department works with safety experts from multiple industries to ensure our content meets regulatory requirements and best practices. Critically important to safety training, we produce 3D animations to show scenarios that cannot be replicated using live-action or static pictures. HSI uses cutting-edge motion capture and Hollywood-level production software, investing heavily in the media used in courses to ensure our content stands out and successfully engages with the learner.
BizLibrary partners with a Safety Training provider. Their training is not as dedicated or robust as HSI’s. BizLibrary only makes reference to basic training such as ladder and forklift training. You may want to ask a BizLibrary salesperson to verify how many safety courses they offer, what regulations the training meets, and who they utilize as content experts.
Industrial Skills Training
HSI has one of the strongest, deepest Industrial Skills training program libraries for utility and energy companies. The training library, with more than 500 off-the-shelf courses, provides technical training for power, manufacturing, central utility, oil, and gas industries. Our comprehensive technical training provides a single source for preparing system operators, qualified electric workers, and maintenance workers to perform their roles efficiently and reliably. We offer off-the-shelf online or instructor-led training and custom development for your specific needs. Advanced 3D modeling animation goes “inside” electrical distribution centers, boilers, manufacturing machinery, and more, to give employees a deep understanding of the machines they work on.
BizLibrary partners with an industry skills training provider. With only 7 training topics, their training does not appear to be as robust.
OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Training for Certification
HSI is part of an exclusive list of companies recognized as an OSHA-Authorized Online Outreach Training Provider for OSHA 10 and 30 training. HSI is also the only provider on the market to provide updated, engaging content for OSHA 10 and 30 in both English and Spanish.
BizLibrary is not included on the list of OSHA-authorized companies for OSHA 10 & 30 training.
Additional Content Considerations Between HSI and BizLibrary
Active Shooter Training
HSI Active Shooter Training teaches active violence emergency response training. You’ll learn how to recognize the signs of danger, react appropriately, and make rapid survival decisions. Our training empowers people to have a survival plan. We go beyond active shooter response training by also teaching how to control life-threatening bleeding. The training involves an instructor development course and on-site training.
BizLibrary only has one video that involves familiarization with basic response practices.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Training
HSI offers extensive CPR, AED, and First Aid Training. The programs meet the requirements of over 7,000 state regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, national associations, commissions, and councils in more than 550 occupations and professions. Training supplies, such as AEDs and CPR manikins, are shipped anywhere in the U.S. HSI offers in-person training in all 50 states as well as providing blended learning and fully online certification via Remote Skills Verification (RSV), which allows for video-proctored at-home instruction. The online training videos are engaging and come complete with skill guides and written presentations. HSI also offers training to become an instructor. We grant reciprocity for current instructors of other programs.
BizLibrary does not offer CPR nor AED Training. Their First Aid Training appears to be limited.
First Responder Continuing Education Training
HSI offers over 100 online video-based, self-directed continuing education courses that meet current national EMS and fire training standards. EMS training experts present engaging scenarios and real-life footage to stimulate learning. Download our free Course Catalog by simply filling out a quick form. Our courses are approved for continuing education in every state. HSI is a CAPCE-accredited organization.
BizLibrary does not offer First Responder Continuing Education Training.
Additional Service Differences Between HSI and BizLibrary
HSI’s offering goes beyond simply training. HSI has a robust EHS platform that allows companies to manage incidents, JSAs, assets, safety datasheets, and more. Our LMS and training content are part of this platform, making HSI one of the only providers, if not the only provider that allows managers to assign training as part of their EHS process. For example, an incident at the workplace can be logged, and training can be assigned as part of the corrective action. Here’s a look at just a few of the areas where our EHS platform can help: Safety Management System, Asset Management, Audit Management, Chemical Management, Hazard Management, and Incident Management. Our configurable technology allows you to create workflows, automations, reports, and more to help promote safety and compliance, and training in your workplace.
These services are not referenced on BizLibrary’s site.
Website Course View
HSI shares 30+ full courses anyone can view right now for free on our website without having to fill out a form. Check out some safety videos and some professional development training. And more than 100 of our “safety toolbox talks” are available on our website in exchange for a little information about yourself.
On BizLibrary’s website, you can view 1-minute course previews.
Pricing Differences Between HSI and BizLibrary
HSI takes time to understand your unique needs. We’ll meet with you about your training goals. You’ll receive a customized bid from HSI. Pricing is based on the number of users and desired number of training courses. And our LMS is included for most clients, up to a certain number of users. You will not receive any additional charges for features launched during the contract period.
BizLibrary’s website has an array of rate cards with different pricing tiers. Their site points out additional charges not noted on the rate cards: SAML/SKIM authentication, user feeds, learner certifications, localization services, data migration, integrations with other platforms. Their website does not note if they charge for features added during the contract period.Get a personal demo