So much goes on in a workplace during the day, it can get hard to keep up with everything. Tasks, demands and expectations vie for our attention and chances are we’ve missed an important memo or rushed to a meeting unprepared.
This reflects our ability to adhere to all those rules, regulations and compliances and keeping up to date with them; there are so many that apply that it can be difficult to juggle them all. Yet our ability to ensure compliance to industry-specific regulations affects as well as reflects how we run our business and manage our workforce.
But where do we go from here?
Preparation is key
As with anything that you have to keep on top of, it all comes back to being prepared. Having good organisational skills helps to clearly outline what the goals, objectives and plan of action is. This is especially crucial when it comes to ensuring the applicable regulations are followed and compliances are adhered to.
Compliance mechanisms are at times seen as complex structures, yet with the right training for your workplace compliance becomes a lot less complicated.
Maintaining compliance is a fundamental necessity of managing your workforce, and this is where providing the right training for your team becomes essential; without it, how are they supposed to know what the regulations that apply to their workplace and are imperative in their industry.
So what does compliance training include?
Wherever there is training involved you need a game plan. Each varies depending on the organization, and it’s important to match and tailor necessary compliances to your organizational structure. However, there are four key elements that are the rudimentary ingredients in any plan:
Code of Conduct:
Compliance training typically includes organisational values or standards that may be covered in the code of conduct. Effective training programs allow employees to better understand the code of conduct and ethical standards and apply them to specific situations to meet organizational goals.
In addition to established codes of conducts, employees benefit from understanding the organizational obligations. A growing number of organizations have found it useful to introduce formal compliance programs, often delivered for flexibility via a learning management system, to help employees understand their obligations as well as what is required in the organization at large.
Compliance training often plays an important part in helping the staff member understand expected standards of behavior, and ensure they comply with their workplace standard practices.
Unique Compliance Requirements:
Most industries have specific compliance training requirements. This could be due to the nature of their industry or the particular laws and regulations that pertain to their organizations or type of work.
Keep a lookout
These four elements provide an insight into the things that need to be considered for your compliance training game plan; yet the most important thing to remember is to always keep a lookout for new regulations and obligations that influence changes in your industry and impact your organizational operations.
One of the most recognized standards and compliance body, which is critical to all industries, is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It’s worth to have a look, subscribe to updates and their newsletter, and make the way you train your workforce to ensure you keep up with compliances easier.
Information sourced from Safetrac.