Compliance training is a necessity for most organisations. However, the “compulsory” tag associated with compliance training often blind businesses and individuals to the immense benefits it provides.
Business owners and individuals need to start understanding that compliance regulations are not there to restrict them but to protect their interests.
However, this change of thought cannot come by in a day. Till then, it is still important to make sure your employees pay attention to and participate wholeheartedly in compliance training.
After all, as “boring” as it may seem, compliance regulations are no joke.
Follow these compliance training best practices to ensure the knowledge shared during the training sticks with your employees, for good.
Provide Up To Date Training Material
This one is not for the learners but for organisations providing compliance training. As business environments grow, new compliance requirements and policies are introduced from time to time.
While most businesses realise the importance of keeping up with these updates, creating new course material is often expensive and time-consuming.
This challenge, however, can be overcome with specialised eLearning authoring tools for compliance training. These tools allow L&D professionals to create templates that can be easily updated with new information whenever there is a change in the compliance requirements.
With dedicated platforms offering employee training authoring tools, it is now easier than ever to find an authoring tool that fits your budget and aligns with your needs.
Immersive Training Experience
The objective of immersive training experience is pretty straightforward- to keep the learner engaged. Immersive training is especially effective in situations where the consequences of not following compliance are serious.
An immersive training environment shows the learners the extent of dangers that come with not following compliance, in real-life situations.
A multi-media approach that combines video, audio, and instructor-led training, along with real-life case studies is the perfect approach for delivering compliance training that sticks. Sure, this method of training may turn out to be a little more pricey.
However, the difference in the cost is a small price to pay for the safety of those associated with your organisation.
Even after hours of immersive training, sometimes, employees are not able to realise the seriousness associated with compliance training.
To make sure this ignorance doesn’t on an employees’ end cost you penalties, it is smart to establish accountability frameworks.
The simplest such framework is commonly known as the “buddy program”. As the name suggests, fresh trainees will be assigned experienced “buddies” that will ensure the new trainees follow compliance requirements at all times.
To take this a step further, you can also consider an anonymous complaint framework where employees can report problematic behaviour without disclosing their identity.
If your compliance training is showing real results, it will be easy to track them. For instance, if the number of reported accidents drop after safety compliance training, you will know that the training was effective.
On the other hand, if your compliance training is not able to bring about any changes, it is time to think about the obstacles and how to overcome them. After all, the first step in problem-solving is identifying the problem.
As mentioned earlier, this blog post talked about the best practices of compliance training. While applying these is important, it is also essential to build a company culture that embraces compliance requirements.
While talking about the risks associated with not following compliance procedures is definitely important, it is more important for your training to highlight the positive benefits of embracing and respecting compliance requirements.