As our CEO, Rob Warmack, says, “Compliance is a people problem.” True, technology can help but people are ultimately responsible for meeting corporate compliance requirements. And the biggest roadblocks to success are a lack of clarity about:
1) what those requirements are
2) the steps necessary to meet those compliance requirements.
If you are a compliance professional, this is your domain; it’s your job to develop and communicate clear guidelines and instructions for your people. In short, the training materials you develop must be crystal clear and straightforward.
I’ve collected a number of links to sites that discuss how to develop effective compliance training materials. Check them out. And if you have any stories, feel free to send them along to me.
Why Are Labor Law Posters So Terrible?
The Broadcat creates simple training materials for compliance programs. This article is their origin story, beginning with labor law posters. You can sign up with them to get access to their library for training materials that are easy to read and understand.
3 Pitfalls To Avoid For More Engaging Compliance Training
Part of a clear path to compliance is having engaging training. Compliance Wave warns of 3 pitfalls to avoid when creating your compliance training.
- Providing too much information.
- Letting entertainment trump substance.
- Lacking clear takeaways.
Writing Effective and Clear Compliance Policies
“One of the more important tasks for a CCO and a company is to adopt clear and concise compliance policies.” This article by Michael Volkov describes the process to ensure you are keeping your policies clear and effective as you write them.