If a training is considered mandatory for either a group or all employees, it is best practice to localize the training for each country into the local languages. This also helps to more effectively distribute the required training to more employees as quickly as possible.
If training is mandatory, special laws apply for some countries regarding the language of the training. For example:
In Germany, all mandatory training for employees covered by the collective agreements (“Tarifmitarbeiter”) must be provided in the German language.
In France, all mandatory training must be provided in French.
Legally required training (mandatory)
Based on “legal requirements” or “business evaluation,” training may be mandatory. If that’s the case, employees will be booked onto the Learning Item as “required” including an expected due date.
Based on external and internationally recognized regulations and standards (e.g. EU GxP regulations, FDA regulations, ISO, ICH guidelines), Bayer must provide training to ensure the required knowledge and skills to defined target groups. Specific requirements are regulated by relevant functions in their respective policies or regulations.
Other legally required training
On the global level, the Corporate Compliance Committee is the relevant body to decide on other “legally required” training that might have legal consequences for the company or individuals, if not done properly. If a training is “legally required” only on a country level, the local Head of Compliance and local Head of HR need to be involved in the decision making.
If a training is required for the job or assigned based on business risk assessments, these will also be booked with “required” but may be otherwise satisfied by relevant experience or other learning interventions.