Compliance is a necessary part of business.
Accounting departments have to be compliant. Manufacturing processes have
regulations they need to follow. Organizations have rules they need to adhere
to. And of course, human resource departments have compliance matters they must
The point is, compliance is a part of the work
we do. Today’s Time
Well Spent from our
friends at Kronos illustrates how we should spend our
time finding ways to make compliance easier instead of getting angry,
frustrated, or worried about it.
Technology can help us monitor compliance.
One of the best things about today’s technology solutions is that compliance is
being built in. As a user, we don’t have to remember all of the compliance
related matters because they’re accounted for in the programming. For example, good
technology engages an algorithm when it comes to calculating hours for benefits
eligibility or overtime.
Employees need the right outlook about
compliance. IMHO, there’s no reason to make compliance a
villain. Yes, there will be laws we don’t like, but there will also be some
that we’re very happy to have. Employees should not be placed in a position
where being compliant is drudgery or something that only the “uncool” kids do.
No employee should be asked to bend or break the rules for the company.
Organizations should regularly monitor the
compliance landscape. Compliance is usually legal, or
government related (i.e. laws and legislation). If organizations think that
there are laws which negatively impact their business, they should speak to
their legislators about it. Educate
lawmakers on how proposed (or existing) legislation impacts the business and
employees. Don’t ignore the law, get it changed.
Compliance is always going to be a part of our
jobs. Organizations have the ability to make compliance-related matters less
scary and worrisome by purchasing
technology solutions with compliance built in and letting
employees know that being compliant is important and expected. Also, getting
involved and educating lawmakers can allow us to make a difference in what
types of compliance are created and enforced.
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Date/time: 31st October 2019, 18:02