Every company needs compliance training to let the employees know about the rules, regulations, and company policies. The aim of compliance training is to let the employees know the company better and also to help them in their jobs. Learners need to understand and relate to the content in order to apply them in their daily routine.
Earlier, compliance training was given by a specialist or the HR department, but now most companies deliver this information in a digital form (either through videos or PPTs). You need to read through long paragraphs or watch the videos continuously for hours. The course mainly covers issues like the use of office property, client interaction, sexual harassment, ethical values, and the like, and often involves use of complex words and legal terminologies, making them boring and mundane.
Compliance training companies nowadays use a number of ways like real-life stories, animations, case studies, scenarios, etc. to get the best out of their compliance training programs. In this article, we’ll give tips on creating an exciting compliance training program, but before that let’s look at the reasons because of which employees are afraid of it.
- Compliance training programs mainly consist of dos and don’ts that you want your employees to follow. Even the thought of this is boring, so you can expect a lot of boredom from people.
- Learners are sometimes not able to relate to the information.
- Millennials are not very fond of this traditional method of learning through text and then going for a quiz. They’ll not be interested if your content cannot engage them.
It has been made very clear that the above-mentioned points must be taken into consideration if you want your employees to comply with compliance training.
Things you can do to make it better:
Know Your Audience
Keep your content relevant to your audience. It is necessary to know your audience first before delivering information to them, not only for compliance training but for every training. Deliver the content that is relevant to your audience.
Storytelling is an important component of creating an engaging compliance training program. If you can tell real-life stories to which the learners can relate to, they clearly get the idea of what you expect from them.
Innovate to Leverage Current Trends
Always look for creative ways to make your compliance training effective. For example, microlearning is currently trending in the eLearning industry. Think of ways in which you can facilitate better microlearning for the learners. One way to facilitate better microlearning is by using videos.
Scenario-based learning often does the trick in getting the leaner’s attention. Do not fill your training program with loads of information, instead, create scenarios where the learners can utilize their knowledge and take actions accordingly. For example, scenario-based learning is highly beneficial in cases such as harassment, employee safety, client interaction, and the like.
Funny Videos with a Message
It is seen that if your learning content is delivered through short funny videos, learners are able to easily relate with them. They grab the attention of the learner and create an experience that stays with them for a long time. Prepare these videos according to your own needs – write a proper script to make it more engaging.
Don’t Use Generic Content
Companies often use generic content that is available in the market for compliance training. The biggest disadvantage of buying such content is that most of the points will have zero relevance to your procedures and policies. Many companies fall into this trap and end up wasting their time and money and employee’s time as well.
You and your organization should always be on the lookout for making your compliance training better and more engaging. These were just some of the tips that you can employ to make your employees comply with your compliance training. Compliance is all about adhering to rules, regulations, orders, policies, etc.
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