Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for making products that ensure the wellbeing of people. It’s therefore essential that they follow certain standards outlined by regulatory bodies such as FDA or HIPPA. Product quality in pharmaceutical companies has to be maintained to the highest standard possible. These in turn, depend on the wide variety of parameters ranging from the development of a drug to the final distribution. Failing to be compliant with the regulations regarding any of these parameters can have serious repercussions for a pharmaceutical company.
Workplace harassment can bring down the morale of your employees. It can also have serious legal consequences for your organization. So, how can you effectively train your employees on the right conduct, to ensure they avoid disharmony and maintain a congenial atmosphere where everyone is respected and included?
According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), leakage of sensitive patient information is a serious offence, and non-conformance to HIPAA which will lead to serious consequences. Therefore, it is essential for your global workforce to conform to the rules of HIPAA, irrespective of their job role and type of compliance required.
Every organization has to adhere to rules and regulations while conducting business. On the ground level, it means that your employees conduct themselves and go about their daily activities in a certain way. Workplace ethics and compliance training basically refers to the process of educating employees on the laws, regulations, and company policies that apply to your business domain and thus to their day-to-day job responsibilities. This training aims to avoid any violations of your industry norms thus maintain a high quality final output and work environment.
The companies in the pharmaceutical sector have to comply with a number of regulations imposed by various regulatory bodies. Penalties are often imposed on many organizations in this sector for violation of applicable rules and statutes. Training helps organizations prevent costly mistakes.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthy working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
Adam is an L&D executive, in-charge of regulatory affairs training in a large stock broking corporation. Recently, his organization launched an online course on the guidelines prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The content of the course was quite comprehensive, and Adam expected the course to be a grand success. However, to his dismay, the e-learning course received a poor response.
In any organization, compliance training plays an important role in ensuring employees comply with industry-specific policies and regulations.
However, compliance training programs are drab and fail to engage learners. Even so, if the training is presented in the form of PDFs, will it help you get the desired outcome? The answer is a loud ‘NO’. So, what could be the ideal solution to this? The most effective way is to convert your existing compliance material into an interactive e-learning course.
Let’s face it, imparting compliance training to your employees is not the most exciting activity. Compliance issues consist of endless policies and regulations, along with countless dos and don’ts pertaining to your industry. Such a subject matter, if presented in the form of traditional text-heavy manuals or PDFs can cause employees to lose interest quickly, as they tend to be verbose and monotonous. Even the portions that employees did manage to study won’t be retained for long, causing severe compliance issues.
If it’s one training that must be rolled out on time, it is workplace ethics and compliance training. It is also one of those trainings that hits several roadblocks, resulting in delayed delivery to employees. We witness the first stumbling block at the very top (it can be likened to a small snowball on a hill, that gains speed, momentum, and size as it makes its way down the hillslope) at the company level, and then down to the trainers, SMEs, and employees. But every problem has a solution, and so do the problems mentioned in this blog.