How to Track Compliance Training – Key Tips

How to Track Compliance Training- Key Tips

So, you let them learn, learn and learn. Update the content and the same cycle follows and you keep waiting for the employees to match the industrial standards, for mishaps to stop occurring and for your organization to flourish and grow. Isn’t something missing here? Something important rather? While it is good to watch out for observable changes, it is also essential to keep a track of how the process has been working. Is the training being taken seriously? And, do they find it interesting? Or are they reluctantly managing to push by?

Tracking holds the answers for most of these questions. And when it comes to compliance things mean business, just like the general meaning of compliance. Which according to Houston Chronicle, “In its business sense, “compliance” refers to a company meeting its legal obligations, often to protect the health, safety and welfare of others.” Not something that can be taken lightly in any industry and hence, training that requires an extra bit of scrutiny. So, here are a few tips on how to track Compliance training.

Tip1# Create Individual Files

Or Profile as it is called in the digital world. Each learner should have an individual file that records the number of courses joined, completed, the quiz results, and a list of additional activities participated in too. A user dashboard is a good option to have and leader boards can bring in the necessary spirit of competitiveness within the organization.

Tip 2# Scores/Assessment Results

Concrete results can be good to judge the acceptability of compliance training and to make a quick analysis about the immediate understanding. While the measure of how much has been absorbed will take time, the immediate results can also help in determining the learners grasping capabilities.

Tip 3# Monitoring/Observation

The most crucial aspect of compliance training is its application, and in many cases ensuring that the regulations are being adhered depends on monitoring and direct on-job-observation. Training login-logout monitoring can help in understanding employee engagement and participation in the training. Observing the changes in employee behaviour, the way interactions happen, and the adherence to compliance standards over time too is a way of tracking the effectiveness of training and identifying the gaps.

Tip 4# Conduct Surveys

While tests are to track understanding, polls and surveys are for tracking the success and satisfaction post training. Polls and surveys can be used to study the effectiveness of compliance training, to identify the areas that need improvement and improve future training.

Tip 5# Utilize Analytics

While an LMS is a good way to channelize both training and the tracking functions, the power of analytics must be utilized well in tracking. From deconstructing a learner’s learning patterns to analysing the general likes and dislikes, data can provide great insight, but the trick lies in identifying how to put it all to good use.

Compliance training is about adhering to the industrial guidelines and regulations, but following compliance isn’t just about ticking of boxes on a sheet. Which is why ensuring that the learners really understand the need for regulations and the reasons why adherence makes a difference. Tracking can help in making sure that at least the training reaches their ears and gradually sinks into their daily routine.

What are your thoughts on tracking compliance training? Do share your thoughts.

Hands-on, dynamic and energetic executive, Amol has a multi-year experience in diverse technology industries and functions, in both Sales and Marketing and Operations. Engineer by graduate and an MBA professional, he started his career in 2004 as a Regional Sales Manager for one of the largest US MNC based out of India continues to live his passion for sales till date. Currently an eLearning and LMS consultant and & Board Member of Knowzies Technology Solutions, his responsibility is to manage the company's growth in the Americas, India and APAC, and encourage its Global expansion through his network of 1000+ qualified Elearning and SaaS experts. Amol is a serial blogger and a have delivered many webinar’s in his past engagements. He likes to write largely about latest eLearning technology trends, mobile learning, and learning technologies. His passion for eLearning makes him the perfect blend for designing solutions for large enterprises especially where the cost is the constraint. Prior to his current venture, Amol had a blast leading the International Business Operations for various leading LMS and eLearning organisations globally. Amol successfully managed a talented pool of professionals and partner companies (Channel network implementation) enabling the acquisition of many leading enterprises. A solid credo in business ethics and knowledge sharing are its key business drivers. He is what the Urban Dictionary would call a straight shooter, enjoys playing cards on the table and doesn't deal with fuss. Big in creating new connections and value to its network (because the network is quite everything), he is hungry for innovation and falls in love for true out-of-the-box thinkers. Cricket and food are superior passions. Loves the family and is blessed with two happening daughters and a caring wife. Over weekends you will find him in kitchen experimenting with new dishes. In case of any queries, you can reach to him on

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