Employee Training and Development
Compare HSI with BizLibrary
Not sure if you want to work directly with HSI, or get our content from BizLibrary? We're here to help you with your decision. HSI works with an exclusive network of resellers, including BizLibrary. Resellers specialize in their own learning technology and partner with other training providers for eLearning training content.
Both HSI and BizLibrary are “best-in-class" eLearning providers. Still, we would love to have you as a direct client. If you haven't signed up for a free trial with HSI, we encourage you to do so! Also, check out our Employee Training Buyer’s Guide. This guide helps you choose the employee training solution that’s right for your company.
Here are numerous significant differences that may help you with your decision.
Content Differences Between HSI and BizLibrary
Competency-Based Learning Tracks
Our HSI experts put their heart and soul into creating and curating our library of content. Our courses are sorted into 36 of the Korn Ferry (former Lominger) competencies. Creating learning content is our passion. We pride ourselves in the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of our training videos.
Upon reviewing BizLibrary’s website, 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. It also sounds very time-consuming for training administrators to be able to review and assign the appropriate courses.
HSI has 2.7M online, 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 experienced experts who have worked in safety across multiple industries to ensure our content meets regulatory requirements and best practices.
BizLibrary partners with a Safety Training provider. Their training does not seem to be as robust as HSI’s. Our review of the BizLIbrary website only found basic training such as ladder and forklift training. You may want to ask a BizLibrary salesperson to verify to verify how many safety courses they offer, what regulations the training meets, and who they utilize as content experts.
Industrial Skills Training
HSI acquired SOS Intl and Martech Media to strengthen our Industrial Skills training. The combined training libraries with more than 480 off-the-shelf courses provide technical training for power, manufacturing, central utility, and oil & 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.
BizLibrary partners with an industry skills training provider. With only 7 training topics, their training does not appear to be nearly as robust as ours. You may want to ask a BizLibrary salesperson to clarify.
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.
First Responder Continuing Education Training
HSI offers over 100 online video-based, self-directed continuing education courses. EMS experts present engaging scenarios, and real-life footage to stimulate learning. Download our free Course Catalog by simply filling out a quick form. Courses meet current national EMS, fire training standards. They are approved for continuing education in every state. HSI is a CAPCE accredited organization.
BizLibrary does not offer First Responder Continuing Education Training.
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 a 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, 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 remote skills verification (RSV). The videos are engaging and come complete with skill guides and PowerPoint 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.
Website Course View + Free Trial
HSI shares 30+ full courses anyone can view right now for free on our website without having to fill out a form. And most of our full libraries are available in the course library section of our website in exchange for a little information about yourself. You can access all our eLearning courses in the Business Skills and Workplace Compliance libraries now with a free 15-day trial. No credit card required, and you don’t have to speak with a sales representative first. Immediately start exploring HSI's eLearning course library. Enjoy our training videos on soft skills, compliance, and more. This is the best way to quickly see the HSI difference.
On BizLibrary’s website, you can view 1-minute course previews. To research further, you must complete a lengthy form to sign-up for a free trial. A day or so later, you’ll then receive a call from a salesperson before you are even allowed to watch their videos. Their website does not state how many days their trial lasts.
Additional Service Differences Between HSI and BizLibrary
Compliance & Safety Software
HSI’s offering in safety and compliance goes way beyond simply offering training. HSI has in-depth compliance and safety software for the following: Safety Management System, Asset Management, Audit Management, Chemical Management, Hazard Management, Incident Management. Our configurable technology allows you to create workflows, automations, reports and more to help promote safety and compliance in your workplace.
These services are not referenced on BizLibrary’s site.
HSI provides a free Marketing Toolkit. You’ll have access to a digital asset library of professionally designed flyers. You’ll be able to quickly launch programs and promote new courses. No need to spend valuable time deciding which courses to group together. Not to mention the money saved on a copywriter and graphic designer. Each flyer promotes a specific topic, such as Authentic Leadership, and lists the series of training courses that apply. Simply email, post on your company social media platform or hang the flyer in key public areas in the office, such as the lunchroom or by the time clock. You’re good to go.
Marketing tools are not referenced on BizLibrary’s website.
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. If we are using your content, pricing is based on cost-per-finished minute. 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.
*Note: This comparison was taken in May-June 2022. BizLibrary information and feature notes were taken directly from BizLibrary.com. We only publish data that we are able to verify on the website, take a screenshot and archive. You may want to talk to your BizLibrary sales representative to clarify the differences.
We are not only industry leaders but your partners. HSI provides personal, high-touch service every step of the way. HSI has a vision for the future. We scale with the growth of your company. And, HSI always has plans in place for improvements.
HSI produces award-winning training content for over 22k customers in 71 countries. 10M+ courses are completed annually. Customers include Coca-Cola, Disney, Google, AAA, Audi, Kelly Services, Kraft, Netflix and McDonalds.
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