Monthly Archives: January 2017

New advanced course — Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement coming in 2017

VinciWorks’ first course on the Modern Slavery Act, Modern Slavery: Preventing Exploitation, focuses on giving staff a broad overview and introduction to forced labour and other abuses that the new Act was designed to tackle. Our next Modern Slavery Act course is at an advanced level aimed at those who have already completed the introductory course or need more in-depth training. Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is tailored to the supply chain side of a business, giving procurement teams real-life scenarios and practical steps to identify and act on modern slavery abuses across all parts of the supply chain.

Countries with a high risk of modern slavery

High risk countries screenshot

Our course highlights the countries where workers have the highest risk of being held as slaves.

Learn from real-life examples

Real example of a girl being trafficked on a plane

Learn how to spot signs of modern slavery from real-life examples

Interactive review questions

Interactive modern slavery test section

Participants can review what they have learnt with interactive scenarios and real examples

Participants will gain an understanding of the supply chain hot spots, such as third party suppliers, outsourcing and international supply chain issues, as well as expanded red flags and abuse indicators. Upon completing the course, participants will be better equipped to ask the right questions to their suppliers. Here are some of the features of the new online course on modern slavery.

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New LMS security feature: force users to reset password on next login

Administrators can now force any user to reset their password when they next login to the Learning Management System (LMS).

This is useful in a variety of cases, such as:

  • If you add a user with a temporary password
  • If a user has a very simple password that you would like them to change
  • Periodic cyber-security clean-up.

To access this feature, click on ‘Add New User’ or select a user and choose ‘Edit User’ in the menu. There you will find a tick-box to force password reset.

Force password reset

You can also force a firm-wide password reset. Email our support team for further instructions.

New CCM feature: deep-link direct to Continuing Competence Module

Firms that license the Continuing Competence Module (CCM) now have the ability to create a separate login page for the CCM. This enables firms to create a fully immersive continuing competence experience that is separate from regular online training. On the ‘competence only’ login page, users focus on the reflection and planning stages of their learning before diving directly into their learning record.

This login page can be created through a straightforward modification to the regular LMS hyperlink.

How to create the direct hyperlink

To do so, simply append competencylogin.aspx to the end of the regular link. The new link should look something like this:


Note: Firms that use Single Sign On should append ssocompetencylogin.aspx.

When a user logs into the system with this URL, they should see the Continuing Competence Module:


New LMS feature: tick-box selections retained through multiple searches

Searching and filtering in the LMS is now much more powerful. Administrators can perform multiple searches, make selections and perform actions on those selections. The LMS retains selections throughout multiple searches.

How to take advantage of this feature

One common way to use this feature is for enrolling multiple users in a course. You can search for a user, tick their box and then search for another user. You can do this multiple times without being concerned that your selection will be forgotten.

Selection retained on search

Our new data protection course is now available

Data Protection: Privacy at Work

VinciWorks has just released the only data protection course your company needs. This course
combines the latest in policy and law with best practice guidelines for data protection. It provides real-world scenarios, interactive features and review questions to test participants’ understanding of key points. To begin, an interactive game will guide users through the complex web of decisions that every business must make when it comes to implementing data protection policies, providing a deeper understanding of the core issues.

Data Protection - Protecting Personal Data

Course modules such as Protecting Personal Data are chosen based on each users needs

Industry and Role-specific Customisable Course

This 20-minute course is our most customisable yet. At the start of the course, each user specifies their individual role, responsibilities, location, and more to create a user-specific learning plan. With over 1,000 different course options available, anyone in your organisation can take this data protection course.

After taking the course users will:

  • Understand how data protection affects real-world scenarios, with review questions to test participants’ understanding of key points
  • Know the latest in policy and law with best practice guidelines for data protection
  • Know how to comply with data protection laws for the user’s specific role in your organisation
  • Learn how changes to regulation like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect their work

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Freedom

Section 54 – What Does It Mean For My Business?

The Modern Slavery Act has been in force for little over a year. Some large corporations are already finding it difficult to keep track of modern slavery in their supply chains. For example, in June 2016, farmers Jaqueline Judge and Darrell Houghton were found guilty of trafficking Lithuanian workers to the UK and exploiting them as modern slaves. These men were expected to travel the country to catch chickens and often had lunch breaks and facilities such as toilet breaks withheld from them. This blog sheds some light on section 54 of The Modern Slavery Act.

Section 54, Part 1 – 4: Transparency in Supply Chains

Part 1 – 4 of The Act explains who is required by law to provide a statement and when it must be updated. If your organisation provides a good or service and has an annual turnover of at least £36 million, you are required to create an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. Here, a slavery and human trafficking statement is defined as a document detailing the steps the organisation has taken to ensure human trafficking and slavery does not take place in its supply chain or business. The statement should be updated each financial year and refer to the previous financial year.

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