Shortcomings of Compliance Training in Life Science

September 30, 2015

The life science industry is known for effectively capturing and managing training records to meet internal and external compliance requirements. Employees typically train on procedures by reading an SOP (standard operating procedure) and then sign and date an electronic or paper record to establish completion of training. The volume of SOP’s that an employee trains on is a function of the role and often associated with proximity to product touch.

However, competency is more than compliance. A typical shortcoming in these systems is that the skills required to fulfill a role in a life science environment are almost always greater than the training requirements established by a compliance system. The net effect is that the broader employee skills or competencies are overlooked or deferred to a Human Resource organization.

Many Life Science companies lack the business-focused process and tools to define, apply and measure competencies across the organization. Symptoms of this gap include high time to hire metrics, high turnover rates, lack of career development visibility to the employee and lack of objective data to drive promotions and job rotation decisions. These gaps have created the need for a business-focused competency solution to address these challenges.

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