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Ensuring compliance in the workplace

As an employer, one of your key priorities will be to, in one way or another, ensure compliance in the workplace. Noncompliant employees cost the company in lack of efficiency, hiring and firing costs and can potentially lead to expensive lawsuits. It also costs the company in invaluable factors such as the retainment of a positive culture and employee morale.

You should also be aiming for independent employees that can comply with the guidelines without needing close supervision. That's why it's vital to ensure certain compliance measures that require minimal funds but lead to maximum results. The following are a few things you can do in order to ensure this.

Make your policies simple and easy to follow

If your policies are complicated and written in a lengthy document, there is a very high chance that your employees will not even read the policies to start with. If they are well-presented, easy to follow and displayed in a variety of formats, you have a much higher likelihood of your employees reading all requirements, and therefore, complying with them.

Engage in employee training

Running training days for your employees are a cost-effective way to ensure employee compliance and litigation prevention.

Make sure that everyone is notified on changes

It's also vital that all changes are incorporated into new documentation and that all managers know how to communicate these changes to all employees.

Having compliance communicated properly goes a long way to prevent employee lawsuits and conflicts in the future. Planning communications now is sure to pay off for years to come.

Source: Power DMS, "Discourage Policy and Procedure Non-Compliance in the Workplace," accessed Jan. 31, 2018

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