Consequences for not completing mandatory trainings

Discussion created by bma on Dec 9, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2019 by Amy Skyles

Hello everyone, 


we are in the process of implementing a virtual onboarding process for new employees. For this purpose, we've created 4-5 mandatory programs that employees are expected to complete within their first 30 to 45 days on the job. The programs include courses on various topics: our organisation's history, values and strategy, our code of conduct and guidelines, introduction to financial / accounting practices or Office 365 training (this is only a selection of topics). 


A question that often comes up in our organisation is what happens when people fail to complete these mandatory trainings. I know ideally, people should feel motivated enough to want to complete these course but the reality is sometimes different. Right now we don't have any control mechanism in place so if a course is not completed the only consequence will be [several] reminders. I was hoping some of you could provide some insight into how this topic is handled in your organisations.


Looking forward to reading your ideas!