Every organisation needs to operate honestly and efficiently to stay within the law. Making compliance training essential. It ensures employees’ rights are protected, as well as making them aware of the rules and regulations.
But compliance training is not always popular with employees. As it is not directly linked to individual roles, it doesn’t always seem as significant as it is. Plus, it often involves a lot of facts and figures and precious time away from the day job. But, online learning offers the opportunity to provide easily accessible and engaging courses which better suit the modern learner, and have great benefits to employers in terms of time and cost.
With advances in modern technology we are now used to accessing information instantly. There is no reason why this cannot be applied in the workplace. So let’s explore the many advantages of moving your compliance training online:
1. Keep up with Gen Z
At the touch of a screen we can find out everything we need to about the world. For those brought up with this technology, it is done without conscious thought. Most of us will now use search engines at some point in our day and often in work related searches. But there is more that can be done by tailoring information directly to industries, service areas and organisations. By making learning specific to the employee, it has an enormous potential to improve learning.
As mentioned above, in relation to compliance training this is particularly relevant. Attending training which is specific to your role is often far more interesting and motivating than attending dull, generic need-to-know training. Employees must keep up-to-date with rules and regulations in their organisations, so there needs to be an approach which make it as straight forward and engaging as possible. The quicker and easier employees can access and complete compliance training, the more likely they are to have a positive response.
2. Access training anywhere, anytime
Unlike instructor led training, eLearners can complete courses at home, in the office, even on public transport! The possibilities are endless. As long as the learner has access to a device they can complete courses wherever they choose. Perhaps your work is in a remote location? This can be very difficult for training. With eLearning this is not a problem, as it can be delivered anywhere; remote locations pose no problems.
eLearning also allows your employees to study at a time that suits them. We live and work in 24 hour environment now, and there is no reason for training to be any different. Why shouldn’t they study at a time which suits them? This is perfect for anyone juggling children, working unsociable hours or needing to fit training in whenever they can. There is no need to compromise and lose time and money. And employees can work at their own pace, completing a little at a time or doing it all at once.
3. Make it relevant
Compliance training can often feel like an information dump. You need to know the content, and you are just going to have to sit through it…! But it doesn’t have to be delivered this way. Courses can be tailored so they address the real needs and challenges of your employees.
With eLearning there are so many possibilities; digital resources can be created in just a few minutes and tailored to distinct employee groups, according to service area and level of expertise or you could embed compliance into other resources relevant to individual roles. Our Account Managers will be happy to talk you through the options and discuss how to tailor the training to your business.
4. Easy to update
Unlike traditional training, which can be extremely time consuming and difficult to update, digital resources can be adjusted quickly and easily to address real time challenges, and changes in policies and procedures.
Making sure employees have the most up-to-date, correct information is easier than ever.
5. Improve engagement
The ability to tailor and easily update online training means information is readily available. This will quickly translate into an improvement in engagement. As your employees begin to trust in the online training as a source of the most up-to-date information they will engage with it positively.
Online training also allows learners to take control of their own learning, at a pace, time and place, that suits them. By ensuring your resources are valuable to them, you will increase engagement and interest in your compliance training.
Engage in Learning online compliance courses
Our compliance courses are engaging, easy-to-use and designed to teach your staff everything they need to know about the legislation that impacts your business, and how to comply with the law on a day-to-day basis.
We cover equality and diversity issues in courses on subjects such as unconscious bias and bullying and harassment, financial issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, and important tech issues such as the importance of cyber security to your business.
Our eLearning courses are designed to appeal to all learning styles, and come with a range of clever features to make learning fun – even when it comes to the challenging subject of legal compliance. Chat with us today to see how we can help your business grow.