Compliance & Learning: Coping with Growing Regulatory Pressures

Compliance is the greatest force and disrupter in corporate workplace learning. In some industries, over 70% of all wage hours dedicated to training and learning are in the compliance and regulatory arena. For some companies, compliance learning competes with performance improvement programs for time, attention, and resources. And, many companies respond in an overly “submissive” manner to compliance requirements, rather than offering effective and creative alternatives to mass compliance-focused instruction and testing.


  • use sampling to achieve compliance
  • avoid the pass/fail model, especially when the pass is too low like it often is
  • get more granular to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify consequences
  • it's in the internal legal team and compliance not the regulatory agency that causes the trouble in compliance