by Cornerstone OnDemand
20 Feb 2020
Addressing the skills gap in manufacturing: compliance
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Unfortunately, too many businesses view compliance as an impediment or afterthought, rather than an opportunity to attract and further train talent.
A recent survey by the Nordic Business Ethics Network found that more than half of Swedish employees, and about one-third of Norwegian and Finnish employees, had noticed unethical behavior at work that jeopardized safety. When asked what actions they took after observing the behavior, almost half of the respondents said they did not intervene and/or took no action, with the key reasons being that it might jeopardize their job or that it wouldn’t make any difference.
But by fostering a strong culture of compliance you can set yourself apart from your competitors - by building a reputation as an employer who puts employees’ interests first.
“Adopting a ‘compliant culture’ really means your company tries to do the right thing,” explains Bollinger. “That very ethos is attractive to millennials and Gen Z’ers – hence you improve one’s reputation and make yourself a more attractive employer.” Your company’s compliance training needs to be delivered via a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) platform in order to engage and further train your employees. This provides the added benefit of opening your employees up to additional training modules and career opportunities.
“It should reinforce a learning culture and generally be a gateway to consume other learning opportunities,” says Bollinger. Adds de Lestrange: “What we try and do is convey additional messages, to give them more curiosity so that they want to learn more. “This provides the employee with opportunities to discover things so that they can go back to you and say, ‘hey, I saw that five-minute microlearning video on whatever topic - I’d like to go deeper, it sounds interesting’.”
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