Updated: Apr 25, 2021
As rules and regulations increase in number and complexity, most companies have reached a point where they cannot afford not to train their employees. Today, this is true almost regardless of the industry which the company operates. In fact, compliance training for employees is a legal requirement in some cases, and strongly encouraged in most others. To be effective, compliance training programs need to be comprehensive, relevant to the industry, and trackable.
The primary objective of a corporate compliance training program is in creating awareness and ensuring employees can perform their work in adherence to relevant rules and regulations. Meeting this objective will help to minimize risk while protecting the organization’s reputation and encouraging the creation of a better workplace culture.
Corporate Compliance Training Program Examples
Compliance training programs are designed to enable and support modifications in employee behavior. Participation in these programs can and help employees make good decisions as they perform their work duties. Examples of some common corporate compliance programs today include:
Data Protection and Privacy
Data protection and privacy training programs are designed to help employees understand the difference between Personal Data and Personally Identifiable Information, as well as this data is properly managed both inside and outside of the workplace. These programs also address the steps required in the event of a data breach.
Health and workplace safety should be a top priority for any organization, although the need for compliance training in this regard is more pronounced in those environments or job roles that include a higher level of risk. In all cases, workplace standards must comply with what the law dictates, and employees must be provided with compliance training to address situations that are specific to their jobs and work environment.
With cybersecurity threats on the rise, compliance training programs that address this topic have become increasingly important for most every organization. Cybersecurity training programs include best practices and strategies to mitigate the risk around the growing volume of sensitive information.
Most organizations today understand the need to outline a code of ethics for their employees, including guidelines for punitive action. Business ethics training programs should define those practices that are seen as corrupt (as far as your organization is concerned), as well as any potential conflicts of interest.
Employees must learn how to accept the principles of operating in a diverse workplace, as well as the benefits this diversity can bring. Effective diversity training programs provide guidance as to how individuals with diverse backgrounds can work as a single unit, despite their differences. These training programs should also address how diversity should be represented in your marketing materials, documentation, and throughout your overall brand.
eLearning for Compliance Training
eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies (the Internet, primarily) to drive and support all types of learning and training programs, including corporate compliance training. When compared to traditional, in-person training programs, eLearning-based training offers numerous advantages, including lower cost, increased convenience, and enhanced methods of tracing and accountability.
The core technology that provides the infrastructure for eLearning-based corporate compliance training is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track your corporate eLearning and training programs.
While LMS technology is not new, there are several features that should be considered for corporate compliance training.
The availability of LMS technology through third-party cloud providers has eliminated the need for large, up-front investments in hardware and software. And with cloud-based deployment your users can access the compliance training content they need at any time and from any place. All that is required is an Internet connection.
A multi-tenant LMS architecture allows you to “spin up” dedicated instances of the application to support multiple compliance training audiences. Multitenancy is particularly valuable for any organization that wants to offer corporate compliance training as an outsourced offering and deliver this training through customized learning environments (portals).
Corporate compliance training often requires the development and modification of training courses quickly, in response to industry changes and developments. Some LMS platforms now offer rapid course development engines to meet this need quickly and cost-effectively.
LMS Portals: A White Label Platform for Corporate Compliance Training
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant white label platform for corporate compliance training programs. The system allows you to launch multiple, branded eLearning portals on-demand to support each of your unique training audiences. And each portal you launch includes its own rapid course development engine, along with robust tools for user onboarding, learner collaboration, analytics, and more.