Many organisations understand that workplace training programmes can help their employees to develop valuable skills that will inevitably lead to improved work quality and efficiency.
However, what some organisations forget is that beyond mandatory courses, some courses are a fantastic way to help their employees comply with current legislation. This can be an important part of an organisation’s compliance procedure.
But why is compliance training so important?
It’s actually more important now than ever before.
A good compliance training course is one that is designed to both help the organisation work towards legislative compliance and to give the employee an understanding of their duties. Without achieving either of these learning outcomes, employers are likely to find themselves in a worse position than before they invested in the training.
We understand that busy employees may struggle to find time to complete these courses, so here are some tips for employers to help their employees facilitate compliance training...
Your employees will have a lot to offer when it comes to feedback on your eLearning system. You should do everything you can to encourage your employees to tell you what is working for them and what is not.
A few ways that you can encourage your employees to give feedback are:
- Schedule team meetings after dedicated training hours.
- Ask them for feedback via email after they’ve completed the course.
- Create a survey.
Use engaging training
For decades, compliance training has had a negative stigma attached to it, being considered dull and mundane.
Nowadays, with the development of technology, has come a massive improvement in compliance training in the form of eLearning.
Here at iHASCO, we make sure to evaluate our courses before they are launched with three key questions: Is it engaging? Is it simple? Is it useful? By covering these three points, we know that the information our content offers is likely to stick.
Employees are more likely to find the time to complete training if they feel they are benefiting from completing it. Whereas, if you provide them with a boring PDF, they will be less inclined to make the time for it.
Let employees train at their own pace
By choosing a training provider that offers asynchronous training instead of classroom based training, employees are able to choose the pace in which they work at, and can work their training around other priorities and tasks.
It is also a good idea to choose a training provider that can deliver training on multiple devices, including mobile phones. This gives employees more flexibility if they want to complete training on their lunch, on the train home, or at home.
Ensure workers understand the importance of compliance
Depending on what industry you work in, compliance training can often come across like a long list of rules that need to be adhered to and memorised.
However, even if they are memorised, it isn’t enough for the employees to understand why they should follow these rules. You should ensure that you choose a training provider that understands the use of legislation and reflects the benefits of compliance in the training courses. Otherwise, in the long run, this could lead to employees forgetting their legal duties and could also lead to them taking dangerous shortcuts for their work project.
Use a Learning Management System
Instead of attempting to undertake your compliance training with Powerpoints and printed handouts, or having an instructor teach classes of 30 people over a Zoom call, invest in a high-quality LMS.
By using a quality LMS, your organisation will be able to deploy employee compliance training courses with ease, whilst also monitoring results.
The amount of time you will save with this method rather than face-to-face training is incredible, and one of the best selling points for the use of eLearning.
Here at iHASCO, we host over 100 accredited online training courses in our library, each of which provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion.
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