Why Your Compliance Training is a Titanic Disaster and How to Fix It

Kyle Rober
Training Specialist
Why Your Compliance Training is a Titanic Disaster and How to Fix It

Imagine you’re on the Titanic, and you realize that everyone around you is frantically trying to learn how to swim. You’re witnessing a massive compliance training fail. The sad truth is that many organizations are still struggling to provide their employees with effective, engaging, and relevant compliance training. In this blog post, we’ll examine the reasons behind these failures and outline key steps to avoid the same mistakes in your business.

Outdated, One-Size-Fits-All Content

Have you ever sat through a compliance training session where you felt like you were being lectured at from a script written in 1995? You’re not alone. Many employees have experienced compliance training sessions that rely on outdated content and a one-size-fits-all approach. An L&D professional once said, “I’ve seen compliance training that’s so outdated, it should be in a museum.” To avoid this issue, ensure your training materials are regularly updated, engaging, and tailored to the specific needs of your employees.

Lack of Relevance and Personalization

Another critical issue in compliance training is the lack of relevance and personalization. Employees aren’t likely to retain information if it doesn’t apply to their specific job roles or daily tasks. To combat this issue, consider segmenting your training sessions by job roles and provide examples that are directly applicable to each group. As one L&D professional put it, “It’s like trying to teach someone how to cook by only showing them a picture of a finished meal.”

Ignoring the Power of Technology

Technology has revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives, yet some organizations continue to rely on outdated training methods. In an age where interactive, engaging content is the norm, employees who are used to consuming digital media will quickly lose interest in a dull PowerPoint presentation. Incorporate technology into your compliance training through e-learning platforms, virtual reality simulations, or gamification to make learning more engaging and enjoyable.

Insufficient Evaluation and Feedback

How do you know if your compliance training is successful? Without proper evaluation and feedback mechanisms in place, it’s impossible to gauge the effectiveness of your training initiatives. Regularly assess employee understanding and engagement, and gather feedback from participants to identify areas for improvement. As an L&D professional noted, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”

How Learnexus Can Help

Learnexus is the perfect solution for organizations looking to improve their compliance training. By providing access to a marketplace of skilled freelancers in Learning & Development, Learnexus makes it easy to find the right expert to help you create engaging, relevant, and up-to-date compliance training materials. With potential cost savings of up to 47% and a streamlined procurement process, Learnexus can save your organization time and money while ensuring your compliance training is effective and engaging. Don’t let your company be another statistic in the compliance training failure saga. Let Learnexus help you sail through the stormy seas of compliance with ease.