Category Archives: Course & product updates

VinciWorks is continuously updating their courses, releasing new learning tools and creating new products. Get all the updates here.

VinciWorks’ 2019 course release schedule

Following a successful 2018 that saw over 420,000 course completions, we are excited to present our tentative plan for our new course releases and updates planned for 2019. Every year, VinciWorks plans its course schedule based on a combination of client feedback and prevalent compliance issues. Based on this, we are planning to release training on the SRA Standards and Regulations, DAC6, GDPR, cyber security and more. VinciWorks has also added several US-focussed compliance courses.

Note: this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change as we continuously review the compliance training needs of our clients.

Released courses

Competition Law

Screenshot of competition module in competition law training

Organisations have a responsibility and a legal obligation to comply with competition law and ensure staff have proper training on the topic. Competition Law: Know Your Market drops users into a set of immersive scenarios that test their knowledge, understanding and ability to comply with the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002.

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VinciWorks’ gamified FCPA training

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Users complete the course by answering scenrio-based questions

VinciWorks has released a new anti-corruption course to help businesses comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

FCPA: Know Your Deal drops users into an immersive set of real-life scenarios to test their understanding, ability and knowledge to uncover the risk of bribery in their working life.

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Market Rules training – VinciWorks releases two new courses

Screenshot from the latest competition law course

The new Market Rules courses contain interactive scenario questions to test users’ understanding of the law

VinciWorks has released two new courses under the subject of Market Rules to help businesses train their staff and comply with complex competition law and market abuse rules. Coming against the backdrop of increasing enforcement action from the Competition and Markets Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority, VinciWorks’ new Market Rules courses will cover UK competition law and the European Union’s Market Abuse Regulations.

Competition Law: Know Your Market

Competition Law: Know Your Market drops users into a set of immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding, and ability to comply with UK competition law.

The course is broken into short modules that cover different aspects of UK competition law, including price-fixing, cartels and meetings with competitors. Each module contains simulations of real business dilemmas with key learning points related to the scenario.

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Anti-money laundering portal with Omnitrack

In October, it was revealed that banker Howard Wilkinson blew the whistle on Danske Bank in 2013, beginning a five year investigation on the bank. The concerns raised by Wilkinson helped uncover an alarming €200 billion in suspicious payments being made through Danske’s Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015.

The scandal, representing money laundering on a huge scale, threw a spotlight on European banks and their efforts to protect against fraud and precipitated renewed considerations of the effectiveness of regulators’ defenses. Further, the revelation challenged businesses to up their game in installing a culture whereby whistleblowing on suspicious or illegal activity is encouraged, with clear procedures for doing so in place.

The role of anti-money laundering whistleblowers

Whistleblowers are defined as those who expose information or activities deemed illegal or unethical. They have historically played an important role in helping banks protect the economic interests of the UK and clampdown on wrongdoing in the financial services industry.  Whistleblowers who report suspicions of money laundering often have inside knowledge which is vital for fighting such crimes. However, blowing the whistle on such activities can often put them in a vulnerable position; they often know the subject, or subjects, of the allegations personally through their work and are put under pressure to remain silent on the information they hold that can incriminate their colleagues. While whistleblowers are protected by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, making them immune from any repercussions, many feel at risk of personal retribution when making the report.

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New course release – Competition Law: Know Your Market

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Competition Law: Know Your Market contains three modules on cartels, prices and competitors

VinciWorks has just released a new course as part of its Market Rules series. Competition Law: Know Your Market drops users into a set of immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to comply with UK competition law. The course is broken into short modules that cover different aspects of UK competition law, including price-fixing, cartels and meetings with competitors. Each module contains simulations of real business dilemmas with key learning points related to the scenario.

Each set of scenario questions is illustrated with real life examples and the latest news concerning enforcement action from the Competition and Markets Authority. Users come away with a comprehensive understanding of the UK Competition Act, the Enterprise Act, and how to apply their knowledge to everyday situations.

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Sexual harassment training tailored for New York firms

The headline is sadly too familiar. We’re told how many more victims have now come forward since the first allegation of sexual misconduct against the previously well-respected celebrity. Victims who knew the perpetrator in a professional capacity with accounts that stretch back to when they, now in the twilight of their career, were in their youth. The reader’s suspicions are confirmed that the abuse was either left unnoticed, ignored, or sadly, but most likely, swept under the carpet for decades. Of course, the unfortunate reality is that for every celebrity in the headlines there are many more non-celebrities whose acts are equally appalling but not newsworthy.

In acknowledgment of this, on May 10th, 2018 the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act was passed with the aim of protecting all employees in New York from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Act places a requirement on New York employers to review their policies and procedures relating to sexual harassment and provide annual anti-sexual harassment training to their staff.

Read more: A guide to the New York sexual harassment laws

What we learned from #MeToo

VinciWorks realized that sexual harassment was an issue that was vital to address from a compliance perspective when the #MeToo movement revealed the shocking prevalence of abuse within society. We began by conducting some research into why workplace sexual harassment was still rife and worryingly found that 50% of respondents didn’t think their organization would deal with a report of sexual harassment very seriously. It confirmed what we already suspected – harassment is a topic that needs to look at the end point first and ask the toughest question: is there a culture of sexual harassment within this organization?

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Omnitrack user experience upgraded

As part of our commitment to providing our clients with better and more efficient products, we are pleased to announce that we have upgraded Omnitrack’s workflows. This upgrade improves many aspects of the system and simplifies workflows without changing any of the current functionality. The new version will feel instantly familiar and straightforward to existing users and should not require any new training.

What is Omnitrack?

VinciWorks’ Omnitrack is a fully flexible, fully customisable data collection tool that can be used by businesses to capture, track and manage any type of information, from registers and assessments to self-reporting forms and notifications. The Omnitrack platform has the versatility and power to log data assets, record complaints and breaches, enable whistleblowing, evidence regulatory compliance and manage other business processes internally, throughout the supply chain or on behalf of independent firms subscribing to outsourced business services.

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VinciWorks releases new harassment and bullying course, MyStory

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VinciWorks has released a new mobile-first e-learning course on harassment and bullying at work. MyStory: Harassment and Bullying at Work has directly applied the lessons of the #MeToo movement and the wealth of research into why traditional sexual harassment training doesn’t work to create a brand new kind of anti-harassment experience.

#MeToo launched a movement against sexual harassment through the simplest but bravest act of people sharing their stories. Women and men who had been targeted by predators, subjected to appalling behaviors and victimized by their harassers said no more, enough is enough. They gave abusers nowhere to hide, and employers no room to shield the perpetrators.

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Learning Management System 6.0 is here

We are excited to share that the VinciWorks Learning Management System (LMS) has now been upgraded to version 6.0. The new version of the LMS has many improvements that focus on creating a rich user-friendly learning experience. With a beautiful new user interface, learning plans, video course creation and more, this upgrade improves many aspects of the system, without changing any of the current functionality. You can view a video demonstration of the new version by clicking on the image below.

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Read more: Learning Management Systems explained

LMS 6.0 – what’s new?

LMS 6.0 includes hundreds of enhancements to the system architecture, improved user experience and many new features. Note, some of these features are only available to users on the pro and enterprise plan.

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HR & HIPAA – Two new GDPR knowledge checks

VinciWorks’ knowledge checks are five minute courses designed to help you and your staff assess their level of compliance, allowing you to decide on next steps. Feedback is given after each question is answered, allowing users to improve their knowledge while completing the assessment. A score is given at the end of each assessment, meaning users can easily establish how much they have yet to learn.

We have now released two knowledge checks focussing on specific aspects of data protection and the General Data Protection Regulation.

GDPR for Human Resources Staff

Screenshot of VinciWorks' Human Resources knowledge check

Each knowledge check offers feedback after each answer

This GDPR knowledge check was created for human resources staff and tests the following:

  • HR’s role in complying with GDPR
  • Processing and storing employees’ data
  • Consent, subject access requests and conditions for processing data
  • Employee rights with regards to GDPR

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