Taking steps to meet your legal obligations may sound obvious, but only fulfilling your minimum requirements might result in missed opportunities. Understanding the compliance needs that govern your business will help you take advantage of any benefits while ensuring you stay compliant.

Companies that have compliance as a key component of their learning and development culture and have it fully integrated into their business processes will perform better. The employees have a higher level of satisfaction, resulting in improved productivity and employee retention. Their reputation and brand perception is better, which results in better economic performance in the marketplace. Safety records improve reducing both cost and risk.

Companies that do not adopt a compliance culture and ethical behaviour put themselves at risk. Organisations with poor compliance reputations will have a harder time recruiting and retaining the best talent and customers.

With global 24/7 news coverage and the reach of social media, word of damaging compliance issues can spread quickly to a large audience.

A well-planned compliance strategy can help companies grow revenue in many ways, such as:

  • Winning or retaining contracts that have safety or other compliance performance requirements.
  • Enhancing brand image and reputation, which may attract more customers.
  • Attracting the best talent who want to work for a company with a reputation and culture they can be proud of.
  • Motivating employees with training and developing plans to be more productive and enjoy their roles.