Compliance training has always been essential to any business, however since the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a sudden push to recognise the importance of maintaining and tracking a strong learning culture for your remote workforce.

Working from home (WFH) comes with many benefits for employees and businesses alike, especially during emergency situations, like the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Gartner survey, 88 per cent of organisations have adopted WFH as part of their coronavirus response plan. Businesses must set new best practices to ensuring compliances are effectively integrated into training and development to employees that are scattered geographically. With more businesses considering WFH as the new norm, they are now tasked with managing remote employee training more than ever and, are looking for new tools to help ensure its employees receive proper compliance training.

Utilising Learning and Management Systems (LMS) for your organisation’s training and professional development has become an essential tool of e-learning. LMS is a digital learning platform that acts as a central point for all your e-learning and training content. It will automate results, process statistics and prepare reports, providing business leaders with the ability to manage training effectively and, improve learner efficiencies. More importantly, LMS focuses on aligning the learning needs with business demands, regardless of who you are training or why. Leveraging LMS is the most effective way to accomplish your business goals and above all, meet compliance.

With the workforce dynamics shifting dramatically, businesses need to ensure their reputation is kept out of the negative spotlight. LMS will help businesses stay on track and ensure key compliance messages are effectively delivered and monitored. In addition, LMS also helps keep staff safe and on the same page whilst they are working from home.

Tracking Policy and Procedural Changes

Businesses are constantly recommending, updating, and changing their policies and procedures, and with the current working from home conditions, it can be hard to keep employees in the loop. As a central point to organisational change, business policies and procedures can easily be created and updated in LMS, and with a click of a button, easily distribute notifications and alerts to all employees working remotely and/or onsite. The LMS system will then monitor and track employee engagement according to the policies and procedure changes and updates. Change management will also be tracked on LMS systems, by keeping an ongoing record of all revisions and when they happened.

Target Training To The Right Employees

With the rise of remote workers, it is essential for businesses to ensure that the right training resources and content is targeted and delivered to the right people and/or teams. LMS metadata helps businesses do just this, it is able to consolidate employee information, which includes their roles, department, location, and other defining factors. This will allow businesses to target training to specific employee, teams and/or departments for better efficiencies and compliances. With this ability, LMS can also provide audit trails to businesses to gain insights into what types of training content are going to which employee, teams and/or departments.

Flexible Delivery Of Online Compliance Certifications

One of the most identifiable features of using an LMS system is its ability to allow businesses to develop, and deploy customised online certification courses based on its needs. Since the coronavirus pandemic, newly mandated laws, industry regulations or company policies have rolled out. LSM has built-in analytic capabilities which can help businesses accurately track employee training and compliances. The system will help the business to identify the gaps in employee participation, performance, and certifications, collect the data and generate reports, empowering the business to develop the best training strategies and tools to address compliance violations before they occur.  With no limitations to accessibility, LMS system also allows businesses to flexibly deliver training and certification courses to employees who work remotely and/or onsite, through any mobile device, on or offline.

Enhancing Learning Experiences

Compliance training can often leave employees bored, dismissive, and disengaged. With new WFH initiatives, engaging remote workers can be challenging as distractions around their environment can encourage them to choose to perform minor tasks. Failing to engage employees could potentially increase the risk of unethical or non-compliant behaviours, breaches to operational compliance, and damage brand and customer relationships. However, LMS can provide businesses with the ability to make the learning experience for employees more enjoyable. Businesses can deliver compliance training content with a variety of media such as videos, images and audio, and interactive activities such as quizzes and polls. Employees can also engage with their leaders and training managers with built-in or integrated chat platforms to support collaborative and interactive learning initiatives. LMS provides a more tangible, engaging and measurably successful learning experience that will help drive employee engagement, regardless of their working environment.

Compliance training is essential in preventing employee turnover and mitigate on-the-job risks. Using an LMS system can help your business foster engagement and drive meaningful change, especially with the changes in working conditions and lifestyle due to the effects of the coronavirus. The right LMS can be fine-tuned and adapted specific goals, the needs business and more importantly support remote workers.


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