Compliance issues in the workplace
29.04.2020Back to blog list
One of the ways that companies are gaining more success and reducing crime is through compliance issue management – compliance on all policy, in a broad spectrum of areas. What compliance does is reduce fraud, abuse, and waste within an organization. Indeed, lack of compliance is considered one of the main sources of problems that companies suffer from. If the goal of a company is to achieve a coordinated goal and implement its leader’s vision, then policy is a way to establish that leadership without having to repeat things over and over to employees, and the more policy, the more precisely this can be done. And the greater the awareness of it, the greater the level of compliance.
Compliance and Governance Issues in Business
Out of the many risks that surround a business over there course of its operation, there are several types of compliance issues that deserve going over with employees in order to protect a company from liability, achieve maximum success, and ensure that the company leaves the world better than it would be without it. One of these compliance and governance issues, which is particularly relevant for corporate compliance issues is the environment. If a company involved in lumber acquisition has a policy to plant new trees for every tree it cuts down, these issues need to be complied with. A company such as this may also have to ensure that people living nearby and animals aren’t being harmed in the process. And compliance ensures that these purposes are fulfilled.
Speaking of harm, another crucial field for compliance is employee safety and health. If a company has a specific process for avoiding radiation from equipment, this must be strictly complied with and employees must confirm in writing that they will follow those instructions. Better yet, employees should complete software trainings on these topics. The next issue is, of course, corruption. It’s very common and the typical company loses thousands of dollars per year due to corruption.
The most common source of this is employee fraud. Established procedure and making sure the employee is as aware as possible of the policy will be more effective than anything in preventing fraud.
Furthermore, when your customers pay for a product, they expect an equal exchange – the value of the product being equal to that of the money they paid you. For this purpose, the goal of quality consistency, compliance is of the utmost importance. If a mobile app developer debugs its app a certain number of times before the app is released, this same practice must be kept up, otherwise, one subpar product may end up rendering users unwilling to try the company’s products again.
Last but not least are legal liability issues and regulatory compliance issues. One process vulnerability in the protection of an online shop’s customer credit card information leading to theft could result in the end of the company due to a lawsuit.
Compliance Issues in Healthcare
Risk is all the more exacerbated when people’s health is involved. Hospitals must be well versed on the law and doctors must adhere to it closely to avoid the always present risk of damage to the health of its patients and resulting liability.
Compliance issues in the pharmaceutical industry often stem from lack of clarity in instructions for pharmacists. Instead, instructions should be written in a succinct, step-by-step format. And employee policy awareness must be raised to increase sanitation and cleanliness of bottles, containers, etc. If due attention isn’t devoted to taking care of compliance issues, there will be issues with mix-ups and dosages which rarely end well.