Is your LMS compliance ready?

There is no better tool than a learning management system for meeting regulatory compliance related to learning and development activities. This article provides an overview of the features an LMS...


Learning Audit: Do you need one? — Part 2

...continued from previous post How do you perform a learning audit? You can search the Internet for audit parameters and how you should set up your audit plan but a learning audit is a project and...


Learning Audit: Do you need one? — Part 1

What is a learning audit? A learning audit is very much like a project or programme audit. According to the European-based National Institute for Further Education, the main goal of a project audit...


The Brandon Hall Group asks: Is your technology keeping you out of compliance?

A new report published by the Brandon Hall Group, highlights research related to compliance and compliance training and the role technology has in helping organizations stay in compliance and...


An Introduction to the Gig Economy: Part 3 - What role will talent management play?

Continued from Part 2: Where are we now? The last post described the difference between an on-demand talent or gig economy and what we have now. For talent management personnel, the gig economy might...


New Overtime Regulations from US Department of Labor

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Labor changed the regulations regarding overtime pay. While the changes had been proposed awhile ago, they didn't come into effect until May 2016. The final...


GeoMetrix has helped Omaha Public Power meet compliance since 1997 (Case History)

The Omaha Public Power District is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the USA. Founded in 1946, the utility currently serves more than 352,000 customers in 13 southeast Nebraska...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 10: System and Operational

Continued from previous post. Standards and regulations often require specific operational and security checks. A requirement in 21 CFR 11 states that a system should "detect and report in an...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 9: Reporting & Generating Copies

Continued from previous post. Until recently, generating printed copies of records or data was often critical to compliance with industry standards or legislation. In 21 CFR 11 it states that to be...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 8: Revision Controls

Continued from previous post. Some regulations require revision controls for electronic records to ensure that "record changes shall not obscure previously recorded information" (21 CFR 11). This is...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 7: Verification & Validation

Continued from previous post. Most regulatory standards also require that audit trails of key information be maintained. "Use of secure, computer-generated, time-stamped audit trails to independently...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 6: System Access

Continued from previous post. A significant component of most standards is controlled access to electronic records. Regulatory bodies want assurances that only authorized users can access and make...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 5: The Standards

Continued from previous post. Essentially, the concerns about using electronic records are that records can be lost in a system crash, the data can become corrupt or modifications can be made without...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 4: Bodies that Adopt and Administer Standards

Continued from previous post. Some standards organizations are not actually involved in the development of standards but simply administer the standards created by others. Many national standards...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 3: Bodies that Develop Standards

Continued from previous post. There are a variety of regulatory bodies issuing rules that could apply to the records in a learning management system. The International Organization for Standardization...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 2: Electronic Records Management

Continued from previous post. While compliance with regulations is dependent on internal policies and procedures, the computer systems and the software that runs on them must provide the means to...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 1: Introduction

Today's business environment is an increasingly complex maze of rules and regulations. Legislation and standards are in place or being proposed for almost all aspects of business and industry....