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Practical Law training survey: one month left to share your views

Practical Law’s compliance training survey is still open [survey now closed]. Enter by 8 October 2019 to benchmark your organisation’s own approach and (for UK residents) the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a chance to win one of ten £25 Amazon vouchers (subject to terms and conditions).

Among other things, the survey looks into:

  • Which topics are included in organisations’ risk & compliance training programmes in 2019?
  • Who is responsible for creating and delivering training: is it the legal and compliance team(s); HR; learning & development – or someone else?
  • What other types of training would respondents like to be offered by their organisation?
  • What makes training excellent – or terrible?

For more background on why we are conducting this survey, see the launch blog.

Results so far indicate that:

  • Despite findings from other sources suggesting that e-learning is not an effective method of training (see Article, Training as a compliance tool: measuring effectiveness), it is the most commonly used training method in respondents’ organisations.
  • The amount of time that the legal and compliance teams spend training the Board on risk and compliance topics in a year is polarised, with half of respondents who knew the answer saying that it was less than five hours and just over a quarter saying it was more than 30.
  • (Perhaps surprisingly,) general email updates and alerts from law firms are more useful to respondents than tailored messages…
  • …but some of the worst training respondents had received failed because it was “not targeted”, was “extremely high level and had no application to help embed content”, or suffered from a “lack of context”. (Some of it was simply “boring”.)

Do these findings tally with your experience? Have you ever received truly excellent – or truly awful – training? Would you love to be offered training on carrying out a risk assessment or working with HR, but aren’t currently? Take the survey to share your views.

By completing this survey which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time, you can help us understand how our readership’s organisations structure their compliance training programmes and what resources would be useful to them, and allow us to provide insights that may help them benchmark and improve their own programmes.

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