Many companies and government agencies consider compliance training as just another item to be ticked off a checklist. This viewpoint can cause organizations to neglect many of the fine points that should be considered when planning a compliance training program.
Compliance training done right can ensure an organization is following the laws and regulations across the various regions where they do business, avoiding fines and penalties. It can help employees to improve knowledge retention, operate safely and with greater efficiency. It can also increase employee retention, engagement and job satisfaction.
Ineffective training can result in audits, considerable fines, stoppage in operations, accidents, or even loss of life. Because compliance done wrong can produce such a significant impact on an organization, today’s corporate training must accomplish more than a simple tick of the box.
Employees who understand and adhere to industry and internal compliance standards are better positioned to reach their business goals and achieve higher profits. Government organizations are more likely to achieve their agency’s mission and better serve their constituents. However, because regulations often change, it is critical to understand that compliance is not a static or a one-time issue, rather it is always evolving. Ensuring you have compliance document management solutions that contain features such as auditing, versioning control, eSignatures and reporting to meet 21CFR Part 11 and EU GMP Annex 11 compliance can mean the difference between having legally defensible validation or not.
Organizations in high-consequence industries such as manufacturing, life sciences, energy and government are typically required to adhere to even stricter level regulatory oversight. Greater enforcement of regulations mean that organizations need to maintain a proactive approach to compliance, rather than a reactive one.
By using compliance training software solutions and frequently assessing compliance training, an organization can more easily identify the risks in the organization. A modern learning management system (LMS), built for organizations in regulated industries, is a valuable tool that can help to identify problems such as employees with outstanding training, workers with expired certifications, partners that have not reviewed new SOPs and more to correct gaps in the program.
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