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Compliance Training And Organizational Performance

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Compliance Training And Organizational Performance

Compliance training is a useful tool for an organization since it educates employees on the laws that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities and the regulations that are in effect and might have a direct/ indirect impact on organizational performance.

Compliance training is not just about training but it is also about communication. That is why they are not just training programs, but are also an organization’s technique to motivate its employees. It makes one aware of the changes in regulations besides also making one understand the unpleasant situations that may arise as a result of not following certain norms and practices of behavior.

Organizations usually advise their employees to take up compliance training on a wide range of topics, as per their areas of expertise like:

  • Discrimination or harassment at the workplace
  • Insider trading
  • Protecting trade secrets
  • Managing records
  • Dealing with bribery and kickbacks, etc.

For example, a compliance training program is likely to help a pharmaceutical compliance manager understand the different regulations to which the company must conform to when manufacturing and selling medications. Training helps the manager learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines which are applicable in his/her region of operation. During the training, a pharma compliance manager learns to:

  • Handle, maintain and monitor records such as pharmacy files and patient profiles
  • Check prescriptions to ensure accuracy
  • Devise safety procedures which personnel must follow when performing tasks

Once compliance training is completed successfully, a pharma compliance manager trainee achieves expertise in handling the tools of the trade.

An effective compliance training program creates motivated workers who strongly live by a code of conduct and a set of rules outlining the responsibilities of or proper practices for the respective organization. Workers are attuned to corporate values like following workplace integrity, respecting values and bringing in fairness. Believing in such values motivates workers to abide by the organization’s ethical conduct, thereby safeguarding the organization.

In any organization, compliance procedures must be followed cautiously. Compliance training aids organizations ascertain successful implementation of objectives and drives positive reviews from the market. These training sessions are specifically designed to optimize performance, production and organizational profits. Compliance training helps organizations:

  • Accomplish their vision
  • Define corporate culture
  • Guide them through the process of making vital changes using this essential business component

Regardless of whether it is leadership or employee development or performance or talent management, compliance training programs assist in improving organizational efficiency and optimize profits.

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  • I am not sure if it will improve organizational performance but it will make it run smoother. There are many factors required for improvement. IF the company is just starting out any training will result in an improvement if a company is established most of what you have listed is new employee training.

    It was mentioned above FDA regulations which include cGMP. It would be an improvement if all employees were trained on the regulations as it will help the manager avoid fire fighting(problems) issues because the employee did not know of the regulation or did not understand it.
    The FDA controlled companies(medical equipment) that I have worked for made it mandatory that we studied and were trained on cGMP regulations in order to better perform our respective jobs.