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A current trend in compliance training is gamification, or adding gaming elements to training modules, to encourage learning and engagement. You don’t have to overhaul your entire training program in order to participate in this trend. Below are three ways to incorporate gaming into your current training program.

#1: Create specific, attainable goals for your employees

This can be as simple as answering a few quiz questions correctly or drafting a response to a realistic scenario. Your employees will feel rewarded, and it reinforces the skills needed to attain that goal. Make sure the goals are clearly defined; employees may feel discouraged if they are unsure of what they are supposed to do.

#2: Provide timely, non-critical feedback

Feedback motivates your employees to learn more and challenge themselves further. Create a scoring system that gives points of provide positive messages for achieving certain goals, and your employees will feel rewarded and become more engaged in the material. Don’t forget to give information as to why an answer or decision was not correct, as this will also help reinforce skills and information.

#3: Limit distractions

It is difficult to become engaged in any topic when distractions abound. Provide your employees with just the information necessary to complete their tasks or understand concepts. Also ensure that the information is presented in a way that will not be overstimulating or distracting. When your employees can concentrate on the training, they are more likely to become engaged with the material.


trace logoTRACE International and TRACE Incorporated are two distinct entities with a common mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide by supporting the compliance efforts of multinational companies and their third-party intermediaries. TRACE International is a nonprofit business association that pools resources to provide members with anti-bribery compliance support while TRACE Incorporated offers both members and non-members customizable risk-based due diligence, anti-bribery training and advisory services. Working alongside one another, TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated offer an end-to-end, cost-effective and innovative solution for anti-bribery and third-party compliance. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org.

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