“We believe we are in full compliance with the law, guidelines and contacts.” –Brian Henry
Compliance training is the most important training that can be delivered. An organization has to comply with laws related to industry, customers, competitors, products & service quality, environment safety etc. Hence, it becomes essential for organizations to hold compliance training sessions for their employees at different levels. An organization has the need to clearly communicate laws and regulations to its employees so that they abide by these laws.
Importance of Compliance Training in Organizations
Compliance training is essential in organizations
- To ensure that ethical business practices are followed throughout the organization
- To ensure better workplace culture
Since compliance training is mandatory, factors like wide reach, speed, and cost affect the delivery of the training. There should be a medium which can deliver these training programs quickly and easily. This is where eLearning has an edge over ILT and on the job training. Let’s see how?
Why Care About ELearning?
Rapid eLearning refers to development of eLearning courses with rapid authoring tools in a short time and easily. Speedy delivery of compliance training is essential as there cannot be any delay in informing employees about rules and regulations. This necessitates the need to develop rapid eLearning courses.
Compliance courses are often boring, and making them inflexible in terms of time and place may lead to higher drop out rates from the training programs. E-Learning is popularly known as “anytime any place” learning. E-learning courses are developed to match individual learning styles; eLearning is self-paced and can be taken any time according to the convenience of the employees. With the advent of smart phones eLearning can be taken at any time and at any place of the learner’s choice. E-Learning courses can be accessed whenever the employee’s schedule permits him and does not require his physical presence in a particular place.
Since compliance training is mandatory, it needs to reach a wide audience. Organizations may find it cumbersome to deliver the training programs quickly and at low cost to employees who are dispersed worldwide. E-Learning is a cost-effective delivery mechanism to reach large audiences. Once hosted on an LMS, they can be accessed from anywhere in the world. These eLearning courses can also be translated and localized.
Tracking and Reporting:
Keeping the records of learners and learning activities is a legal requirement for organizations. Recording and tracking allows you to track information such as who is completing the learning activities, and who are getting through the tests that require critical knowledge needed to keep safe workplace culture etc.
These days, eLearning courses are no longer boring “page-turner” or “click next” type of courses. Compliance courses can be made interesting by including scenarios and interactivities which manage to retain the attention of learners thereby ensuring effective knowledge transfer at the workplace. Compliance training should be held regularly, so as to update employees whenever there is a new policy. Training managers in consultation with the legal department can finalize the courses based on real requirements. E-learning could be considered as a viable option when compliance training needs to be rolled out throughout the enterprise which is spread across various geographical locations.