Typically, compliance attention is heavily weighted toward creating and managing policies. Ensuring the workforce understands and acts on those policies is equally important, but gets less attention. These efforts are often managed in ways that are manual, disconnected and inef¬ficient.

This creates an unbalanced compliance program with a poor audit trail and roadblocks to good internal and external reporting. Instead of effectively addressing compliance risks, more are created and resources are wasted.

Effective management of workforce compliance is essential to protect against various types of risk:

Regulatory Compliance - If they are engaged in any activities that are subject to regulatory compliance requirements or company policies or procedures, they need to have communication and training.

Operational Risk - If they are engaged in critical tasks that can affect business continuity, quality control, and operational schedules, they present operational risk that must be adequately managed.

Information Risk - If they handle confidential data, they present an information security risk and controls must be put in place.

In today’s complex world of compliance requirements, automating workforce compliance is essential to both ensure that every worker is getting the right training and information and to provide an adequate audit trail demonstrating your efforts. Without this level of information and automation, you’re only adding to the amount of time your team spends managing the mundane side of compliance.

OCEG, with contributions from Compli, has developed an illustration that shows you how automating workforce compliance execution provides signifi¬cant benefi¬ts, supports issue management and balances the compliance program.

You can download the illustration for free here.