All companies must deal with all legal and liability issues and therefore have to adhere to all laws laid out by local, state and national agencies.
Disobedience of these regulations could trigger considerable repercussions, such as large financial penalties. These potentially-devastating consequences point to the importance of making sure your compliance training is up-to-date.
Managing compliance training is no longer a simple exercise that must be checked off a list of things to do, with many HR personnel now looking instill a tradition of compliance for their company. A wide array of workers, from sales representatives to top executives to production supervisors, must not only be conscious of their individual obligations with respect to the law, but also the legal and regulatory responsibilities of their organization. Businesses must also be capable of showing that their staff operates in a manner that adheres to all guidelines and that staff are properly supported in this endeavor.
Creating a culture of compliance
Managing compliance training can be particularly challenging in light of staff churn. All business experience turnover and focusing training solely on the individual can seem like a wasted effort when those individuals leave after a year or two on the job.
Compliance training is hardly ever on top of anyone’s to-do list and workers who have not been worried about compliance in the past may be especially resistant to spending time on compliance training. However, cultivating a compliance culture where staff routinely thinks about compliance in their decision-making will be easier to accomplish by using the ‘carrot’ rather than ‘the stick’. If compliance training is interesting because it is particularly relevant to the trainees’ job roles and in line with the values of the company, then the compliance culture and tradition is more prone to stick.
Regulations constantly being updated
Unlike other trainings, you can’t just train workers once and be done with it. In some industries, like the financial sector, laws are constantly in a state of flux. Therefore, the workers have to be updated with every major alternation in the legal code. Obviously, this means trainers must ensure the instructional materials they use get updated frequently.
Using an e-learning solution
E-learning is an effective and cost-effective way of providing compliance training, but it will only be an appealing and powerful method if it is up-to-date, interactive and serves a wide variety of learning styles from graphic to auditory learners.
If e-learning modules are placed within workflows and made easily accessible, there will be few objections regarding convenience. Because compliance is not central to most employees’ roles, it is especially crucial to make sure that the courses are engaging by keeping modules short and user-friendly, with content that is simple to navigate.
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