Seven benefits of GDPR you may have missed

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The positive opportunities that can be created with General Data Protection Regulation compliance actually allow you to drive operational and brand enhancing benefits. It's time we moved on from the warnings and the negativity of highlighting threats of fines, and draw attention to the positive opportunities that can be created by leveraging GDPR compliance.

Daniel Philpot, Senior Account Manager at OgilvyOne Business, drew attention to the positive opportunities that can be created with GDPR compliance.

It is more beneficial to see that it’s a process of re-balancing which brings about a great opportunity to be smarter in how we treat customer data and how we engage with the real people that we rely on to sustain our businesses, helping to drive genuine operational and brand enhancing benefits. 

GDPR is an opportunity for you to reach out to your customers in a way that they appreciate:

  • Relevance: every message reaching customers needs to be relevant and personal to them. If it’s not, they may easily enact their ‘right to erasure’ and remove their consent
  • Transparency: individuals aren’t currently in control of their personal data. This change can bring back trust and allow individuals to make informed decisions about when and how their data can be used
  • Personalised content: GDPR ultimately focuses on improving customer experience. If data is at the heart of an organisation’s activities then customers benefit from a more seamless and personalised experience

It's also an opportunity for your business:

  • Alignment: this is an opportunity for operations, data, marketing and sales to all work together. The alignment is business critical to ensure processes are in place to avoid fines and can help create team cohesiveness and internal transparency
  • Engagement: businesses will now need to be smarter in how customer data is treated and how they engage with them. Gaining consent from people to contact them means an engaged audience, meaning greater interest in your products and services
  • Intelligence: a chance to check the business model and align it to who really makes up the client base. Organisations need to communicate with their entire database to ask for opt-in, make the most of this by learning about your audience and their interests
  • Value: this move is all about value exchange because customers can't be taken for granted. It is necessary to consider what they are really getting in return for their data. GDPR is just forcing businesses to always put value first

By becoming compliant, organisations can now realign and strategise their approach to consumer communications. Here is a clear and positive opportunity to leverage the regulation as a point of learning to drive operational and brand enhancing benefits.

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Engage in Learning is a UK based supplier of interactive eLearning courses and solutions helping organisations improve their safety, compliance and performance. We sell to businesses of all sizes and our prices offer great value however many employees you need to train.

You can edit our mobile compatible courses to include your own policies, procedures or other information so they are completely relevant for your learners. You can access courses through your own LMS, our free Learning management system (up to 500 learners) or we can supply a dedicated Totara system for you. Courses include features such as built in translation, remote update and the great bookmarking and navigation.

If you have had reliability problems with eLearning in the past try ours, we constantly monitor students connection to the LMS avoiding all the frustration and annoyance of learners losing their place or certifications. Attitudes aren’t changed by courses that preach – by audio tutors telling people that they must change their behaviour and attitude, that this is the right way to behave, that it’s important to behave this way.

Behavioural psychologists support that view and assert that behaviour change is effected by learning experiences that include: Observation and imitation of people participants consider to be good examples. Guided practice with tailored feedback on performance given in digestible chunks. Positive reinforcement. Practice in applying and using the new knowledge in a variety of scenarios. Engage in Learning courses combine all these elements focusing on achieving permanent change in participants’ attitudes and behaviours.

We provide high quality interactive leanring solutions in 6 key areas:
Compliance, Leadership, Health and Safety, Customer Service, Business  and IT/Project Management.



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