Online Record Management Training Course
A company's corporate records are one of its most important and valuable assets. Almost every employee is responsible for creating or maintaining corporate records of some kind, whether in the form of paper, computer data, microfilm, electronic mail or voice mail. Letters, memoranda and contracts are obviously corporate records, as are things such as a desk calendar, an appointment book or an expense record.
Companies are required by law to maintain certain types of corporate records, usually for a specified period of time. The failure to retain such documents for these minimum periods can subject a company to penalties, fines or other sanctions or could put it at a serious disadvantage in litigation. Accordingly, every company should establish a Record Management Policy to provide guidelines for maintaining complete and accurate corporate records — that is, to help employees understand what records to keep and for how long, what records to dispose of, and how to dispose of them.
Online Record Management Training Course Summary
This 25-minute course explains the basic principles of record management in simple, understandable terms. It includes pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to recognize and deal with appropriately. The topics covered in the course include —
- Our records
- What are "records"?
- Who reads our records?
- Electronic communication
- Creating accurate records
- Legal requirements
- Purpose and scope of policy
- Suspension of record destruction
- Record disposal
- Related issues