If you haven’t yet, it’s high time you begin creating a compliance budget and setting it aside for compliance training for employees! Understandably, not all companies have an unlimited budget. That said, it’s crucial to set aside what you can to ensure an effective training program, or you may end up paying more than what you can afford as a consequence.
That said, are there any ways to cut the budget a bit without compromising the practicality of compliance training courses? Yes, there are! Read on to learn a few helpful budgeting tips!
1. Invite compliance to planning meetings
If you have a strategic planning meeting, make sure your compliance department is also part of it. Compliance officers can provide insights into any plans and ideas as there may be gray areas in regulations, or they can find innovative solutions to prevent any compliance issues in the long run. You get a competitive edge and save any headaches when rolling out your following strategies.
Furthermore, it’s essential to hire experienced compliance staff for the more critical tasks that use their specialized knowledge and experience and opt for software for repetitive tasks.
2. Prioritize compliance training
It’s straightforward to misinterpret guidance and regulations. Compliance is filled with a ton of legal documents, guidance, and regulations. If people can’t analyze documents well enough or have no time to do so, compliance can go wrong.
Sure, training may seem pricy now, but think of how much it can cost in the long run if you remain non-compliant! Training will provide insight from peers and have employees follow the rules and regulations for their safety and the organization’s. So, look into setting a bit more for quality compliance training from experts who can make it engaging and valuable to students.
3. Leverage costs paid by a team or department
Utilize existing tools used by other teams or departments to gain compliance-related insights for better strategizing! For example, you can use the compliance department’s tools to get insight into the marketing team. Or, you can use the marketing department’s social media monitoring tool to track any complaints. Find ways to use your organization’s existing tools for compliance, or use compliance tools for other departments to get the bang for your buck!
4. Leverage compliance management systems (CMS)
If you invested in a compliance management system software, review how your organization uses it and if you use it to its full functionality. When you take advantage of the system’s complete functions, it can help workflow be more efficient and collaborative, so you get more value from your investment.
Automated CMS allows organizations to empower other departments to conduct basic regulatory research and automate reminders, audit trails, and task tracking. Moreover, it can centralize compliance and risk management tasks and create workflows for other departments to conduct.
Wrapping It Up
Make sure you keep these tips in mind to stay on budget and utilize as much of it as possible so nothing goes to waste.