Regardless of what industry you’re in, whether you work in healthcare, manufacturing or finance, compliance training is vitally important. Educating your employees can not only promote a happier workforce when aligned correctly with job progression, but also keeps members of staff up-to-date with any important regulatory changes and protects the business by minimising risk.
Approaching compliance training
The purpose of being compliant is to stay on the right side of the law. As laws and regulations are constantly being reviewed and changed, it is vital that businesses manage their compliance training effectively so that they can stay ahead of the curve.
That being said; compliance training is not something to bombard your members of staff with in one sitting. Not only is compliance such a broad topic to cover on it’s own, there is a high likelihood employees won’t retain the knowledge afterwards. Given how varied compliance training can be from organisation to organisation, it is simply not enough to provide a checklist of rules to follow for employees and expect it to govern everything for the next five to ten years.
Compliance training needs to be tailor-made to meet the needs of your business. Crafting a training plan that continues to meet regulatory changes can be difficult to manage, particularly if you have a large workforce that is dispersed across different locations with varying roles. To keep on top of this, we would recommend that you deliver compliance training routinely in a more structured approach with the use of our LMS, empowered. Doing so can give you a clear understanding of what training is being delivered to who with the ability to delegate as required, as well as a clear view of progression across all training for every individual regardless of where they are taking their training from.
Benefits of compliance training
Outside of keeping your business legal, what are the other benefits of keeping up-to-date with compliance training?
Maintain business reputation
Attract new clients
Maintain current clients by being trusted
Increase overall sales and profits
Each of these benefits are not mutually exclusive, and should be viewed as a domino effect. If you don’t keep up with compliance training, then not only expect this to hurt your reputation but also to have a knock-on effect in other aspects of your business as well.
Compliance and ethics training gives members of staff a clear understanding of how to remain compliant and follow rules of their role, and it can also give them the ability to identify and report any violations they may encounter. Unfortunately however, even with all the training in the world, accidents can still happen.
Compliance issues can arise, but if you are able to demonstrate your training records through the use of an LMS and show that your business has taken the steps to train their members of staff to maintain compliance, you can reduce your organisation’s liability.
Using Empowered LMS for your compliance training
As you start to plan your compliance training program for your business, you need to ensure that you can deliver training effectively by offering training that is accessible through various channels and also have the ability to keep track of progress to understand what members of staff have learned.
There are multiple benefits behind using empowered as a way to effectively manage compliance training for your organisation.
The ability to set up compliance training paths with varied training formats including digital learning, videos, webinars, face-to-face sessions and much more.
Build and deliver powerful assessments against all training formats to test knowledge retention along with theoretical compliance.
Automate the release of new training content with future dated target deadlines to ensure employees are given the time to complete new compliance-based training without dropping levels.
If you’re managing learning and development for your business and you are looking for new and creative ways to train your workforce in compliance, book a demo with us today for empowered LMS where our skilled customer support team can show you how you can deliver your compliance training with ease and reduce risk.
For over 20 years our learning and development experts at Redware have been helping global businesses with their learning and development requirements. Working with clients such as Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover, we continue to deliver comprehensive and robust compliance training with our software, Empowered LMS.
To learn more about how Empowered LMS can help your business with learning and development, please visit https://www.redware.co.uk/lmsfor more information.