Reporting Gaps – What to Watch For
Why should you mind the gaps? Because if you’re not careful, you could fall in.
In terms of workforce compliance, a “gap” is any critical but mysteriously absent piece of your compliance management system. It could be a missing policy, an undocumented process, a safety training video that hasn’t been updated in awhile, or any number of elements.
The point is that you don’t always know what it is. After all, if you did, you probably would have filled the gap already, right?
Unlike a manual CMS, our automated workforce compliance platform gives you the capability to assess your program at a glance and learn of any gaps before your organization stumbles into them. To find out if there are gaps in your compliance program, see if you can answer these 3 questions about your CMS:
1. Does it provide instant access?
Without a real-time view into your compliance status, how can you be certain you’re adhering to evolving regulations in your industry? If an auditor comes knocking, how long will it take you to gather the required documentation? Avoid the gap of delayed report access with a compliance automation solution that tracks and reports, in real-time, every activity related to your workforce compliance initiatives.
2. Does it generate actionable reports?
If your CMS can generate thorough reports quickly, assess whether you know what to do with those reports—whether the data has meaning or not. For instance, how do you know when an employee hasn’t read policy or has abandoned a training halfway through? How long does it take you to distribute a new or updated policy to your workforce? Having meaningful data at your fingertips helps you not only understand where you are, but also how to make decisions about what you need to do next.
3. Is it flexible?
Is your CMS built for your entire organization, or just one “silo”? A flexible system can generate analogous reports across all of your departments, locations, and supervisory levels, so you can make high-level decisions easily and effectively. Without this degree of flexibility, you could be stuck looking at the components of your compliance program rather than the whole thing at once.
Don’t let gaps in your knowledge lead to gaps in your compliance program! There’s more to learn about this topic—much more—in our free Mind The Gaps – Compliance Reporting Guide.