This is the first installment in our four-part series exploring C.O.R.E – Compliance and Certification, Operational Readiness, Risk Management, and Efficiency Improvement – as key factors driving optimized performance leveraging a total performance solution like Vector Solutions.
As more organizations have moved to incorporate online courses into their training regimen, eLearning has become a more dynamic, engaging and comprehensive means for organizations and individuals to stay compliant, certified, prepared, safe, and efficient.
As we’ve discussed previously, compliance and certification are critical for every organization. But with regulation and compliance becoming more and more complex, compliance training and certification can help mitigate risks and ensure that there are no legal issues or penalties.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), “… comprehensive compliance programs should include … the development and implementation of regular, effective education and training programs for all affected employees … [and] the compliance officer’s primary responsibilities should include … developing, coordinating, and participating in a multifaceted educational and training program that focuses on the elements of the compliance program, and seeks to ensure that all appropriate employees and management are knowledgeable of, and comply with, pertinent federal and state standards.”
And while most companies recognize the importance of compliance-related training, many still rely on archaic and largely ineffective training and certification methods and, as such, the efficacy of those systems isn’t sustainable – or even reliable.
So how, exactly, can businesses evolve their compliance training and certifications?
It all comes down to designing and deploying training programs that optimize performance through four C.O.R.E. tenets: compliance and certification, operational readiness, risk management, and efficiency improvement.
Each tenet acts as a strategic piece of the C.O.R.E. puzzle that serves to optimize performance and bolster organizations with a workforce that is compliant, certified, prepared, safe, and efficient.
Compliance and certification deliver continuing education and accreditation, while operational readiness ensures employee development and growth. Risk management provides safety improvements and reduces risks and claims, while efficiency improvement reduces asset downtime while bolstering process and workflow.
Here, we demystify compliance and certification.
Compliance training is more than checking a box to meet minimum requirements; it’s more than policies. Compliance training is equipping your employees with the right skills and training to handle the complexities of laws and regulations, allowing them to do their jobs more safely and efficiently.
For effective compliance and certification, organizations must be able to rely on a total performance solution that develops and delivers superior courses, meets regulatory and corporate requirements, provides record-keeping, and reports on these learning initiatives.
Professionals, on the other hand, need to easily be able to deploy and access the training they need, from wherever they are, when they need it, in a variety of formats in order to feel confident that the content is up-to-date, fulfills agency or licensing requirements, and meets organizational compliance needs.
And both organizations and professionals need to be able to assess knowledge, observe skills, identify gaps, and create training plans to address these needs.
Further, compliance training provides an opportunity for organizations to improve, grow, and become more profitable. A total compliance and certification performance solution can:
Sharpen Skills & Improve Performance
Improve workforce performance, reduce error and minimize risk with engaging skills training for industrial and manufacturing environments.
Increase Compliance & Reduce Risk
Train your team to recognize and prevent at-risk conditions and behaviors before they lead to an incident using a premium safety training curriculum.
Provide Documentation & Reporting
Documentation and reporting are mission-critical. If there’s an accident or a piece of equipment is broken or missing, it needs to be properly documented in a place where everyone can access that information.
Manage Facilities & Reduce Costs
Reduce building maintenance costs, improve efficiency and enhance communication with online courses for facilities maintenance staff.
Manage Accreditations & Credentials
Courses can be used to comply with state, federal and professional association PDH, CE and compliance requirements which can be tracked and managed within an LMS.
Provide Competency Assessments
An effective learning and development program is only as strong as the foundation of its assessment capabilities which establish a foundation for more effective learning with integrated competency assessments.
At Vector Solutions, our award-winning programs are unique in that they have been created specifically for the industries they serve, so every one of our programs fits every safety and compliance need.
Our total performance solutions have helped thousands of professionals – architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, IT specialists and others – earn and renew licenses, sharpen skills and advance careers through best-in-class continuing education and training.
Our solutions are trusted by hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world because they help organizations save time, money, and – most importantly – lives.