Webinars on Mobile Assessment, Regulatory Compliance and Browser-Based Authoring

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

Our current UK Web seminars offer technology updates and some guidance on how to use assessment to benefit your organisation.

All of these one-hour webinars are scheduled for 11 a.m. London BST


What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring? – June 12 and July 4
Subject matter experts (SMEs) can easily write questions and complete assessments anytime, anywhere thanks to our easy-to-use, browser-based authoring tool. Join this session to learn about the newest authoring features in Questionmark Live.

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery — Wednesday, 29 May and Thursday, 20 June
You can deliver a single assessment to many different types of devices, and process the results centrally. Join this webinar to learn about a cost-effective and flexible way to provide assessments for people on the move. You will find out how to create assessments that sit well on a small screen.

Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance – Thursday, 6 June and Wednesday 26 June
This session will explain how assessments can help your organization demonstrate commitment to comply with laws, warn of a lack of knowledge before it impacts the business and provide evidence that appropriate precautions such as training have taken place.

Introduction to Questionmark’ s Assessment Management System – Thursday, 30 May and Wednesday, 19 June
This introductory web seminar explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. It will show how you can use our assessment management technologies within your organisation.

Click here to sign up for any of these webinars.

Join us for best practice guidance on compliance at Questionmark’s London Briefing

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

I’m pleased to announce an excellent learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in regulatory compliance.

A Questionmark Briefing on Tuesday 18 June will focus on the role of assessments in regulatory compliance and in mitigating risk within many different types of organisations.

Hosted by Questionmark Partner Microsoft in the centre of London, this early-morning event is a great way to kick-start the day — and be back in the office before lunchtime.

Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with a chance to network with fellow guests, followed by interactive sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participants will see the many ways in which online assessments can help organizations mitigate the risk of non-compliance.

We expect visitors from a range of backgrounds including the oil and gas industry, financial, governmental, higher education and other fields.

If you’re new to online assessment or are thinking of implementing it within your organisation, this is a great opportunity to see our technologies in action and speak with Questionmark experts about potential applications for online surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Visit our website now to register your attendance – Space is limited!

Look out for further news about this event in the coming weeks.

Spring webinars on mobile assessment, regulatory compliance and more

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

With the start to a new season right around the corner, we at Questionmark in the U.K. are happy to offer four Web seminars on important topics for people involved in assessment.

All of these one-hour webinars are scheduled for 11 a.m. London —GMT:

What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring? – Thursday, 21 March & Wednesday, 17 April

We’re excited to share with you many new assessment authoring features. Our easy-to-use, browser-based authoring tool makes it easy for subject matter experts (SMEs) to create and review assessment content.

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery — Wednesday, 27 March & Thursday, 25 April

With 45% of Internet users now accessing it via mobile devices, many learning professionals are considering how to leverage mobile devices such as smart phones or the iPad for delivering assessment content. Find out in this session about a cost-effective and flexible way to provide assessments for people on the go.

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System – Thursday, 4 April & Wednesday, 1 May

Learn about the range of assessment solutions enabled by the Questionmark’s assessment management technologies. This introductory web seminar explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception.

Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance – Wednesday, 10 April  &  Thursday, 9 May

Regulatory compliance in the financial services industry as well as other sectors has been a hot topic for the last year. This session will explain how assessments can help demonstrate an organization’s commitment to comply with laws, detect a lack of knowledge within a company and provide evidence that training has taken place.

Click here to sign up for any of these webinars.

P.S. An “encore” webinar on using assessments for financial services compliance

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

Last week I announced a webinar in the UK on Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance.

This subject is so timely that we have added an “encore” to our schedule. You can catch this webinar again at 11 a.m. British Summer Time (London — UTC +1) on Tuesday, 17 July.

Much of the seminar will draw on our white paper, The Role of Assessments in Mitigating Risk for Financial Services Organizations.

Click here to download the paper and here to sign up for the webinar.

UK Webinar: Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

Recent news stories about regulatory compliance in the financial services industry highlight the need for effective training and assessment in this sector.

In response, we’re offering a webinar that highlights the role assessments in mitigating risk and supporting compliance.

Join us at 11 a.m. British Summer Time (London — UTC +1) on Tuesday, 3rd July for Using Assessments to Mitigate Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance

In addition to discussing the vital role of assessments in mitigating risk, this webinar will share how Questionmark assessment technologies can be used to support and promote compliance.

We will cover these and other topics:

  • Demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to comply with laws, making prosecution less likely if an individual mis-steps
  • How assessments can warn of a lack of knowledge or understanding before these impact the business
  • Providing effective documentation that training has taken place and that employees understand what they are required to do in line with regulations
  • Saving time by allowing knowledgeable employees to “test out” of training on topics in which they are already expert

Click here to register

The Role of Assessments in Mitigating Risk for Financial Services Organizations

Posted by John Kleeman

Ever since Questionmark started in the 1980s, one of our largest areas of use has been the financial services industry.   Mitigating risk is key component of success for banks, insurance companies and others in financial services. Assessments play a crucial role here, and many of the world’s leading financial services companies use Questionmark assessments to help mitigate risk.

With colleagues, I’ve written a white paper on The Role of Assessments in Mitigating Risk for Financial Services Organizations. You can download the white paper, it’s free with registration. I’d like to thank several readers of this blog for their review and input into draft versions of the white paper.

Mitigating risk is key component of success in the financial services industry. The risk of non-compliance is an obvious concern, but other risks abound, too – such as losing customers and/or good employees.

Every organization defines processes to mitigate risk and maintain compliance, and it’s essential for employees to understand them and follow these processes. If they don’t, the risk of non-compliance increases. Training certainly helps, but without follow-up assessments there’s no proof that people have learned what they need to know. And organizations that can’t prove they have taken adequate steps to educate employees face higher non-compliance penalties.

How can organizations ensure that employees have demonstrated competence in matters of regulatory compliance?

Assessments play an essential role: Quizzes, tests and surveys are the most cost-effective way to confirm and document mandatory regulatory training. Whether required by regulators or not, assessments delivered online to employees are one of the few ways — and likely the best way — to touch individually on your entire workforce and ensure that people understand their roles in your business and what is required of them to meet regulatory and business needs. Effective assessments improve performance – making for happier customers and employees – while at the same time aiding compliance.

Centrally managed assessments delivered via IT technology bring both peace of mind and tremendous business value by:

  • helping employees develop the knowledge skills and attitudes to perform well
  • ensuring that employees act competently and follow proper procedures
  • demonstrating your organization’s commitment to complying with laws, making prosecution less likely if an individual missteps
  • providing the most conclusive and effective documentation that training has taken place and that employees understand what they are required to do
  • warning of a lack of knowledge or understanding before these impact the business
  • highlighting training needs so you can direct resources towards areas of weakness
  • saving time by allowing knowledgeable employees to “test out” of training on topics they are already expert in
  • allowing you to turn a compliance program that simply focuses on regulations into one that helps your employees improve customer service

Online assessments have long been used in compliance, but now more than ever. Most large companies today see online assessments as a critical part of their compliance programs. The paper explains why, by describing today’s regulatory landscape and showing the business benefits of using assessments to meet its demands. It also describes specific ways to use assessments within a compliance program, examines security and accessibility issues and offers role-specific best practice guidance for implementing a legally defensible assessment program.

I hope the paper proves useful reading!