7 Examples of Effective Compliance Training Videos

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Kevin Alster
Published on
June 26, 2024
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When it comes to compliance training videos, words like "boring and unmemorable" are undoubtedly any L&D professional biggest nightmare.

After all, no one wants to spend hours of research and hard work designing a compliance training program that won't change anything.

That's why you're probably constantly looking for the perfect recipe and samples to inspire you to create the best compliance lessons. So, we've set to work to bring you 7 examples of effective compliance training videos on different topics that hit the nail on the head.

What Makes Effective Compliance Training Videos?

There is not a single "way" to create a great compliance training video, but for better results, your videos must be:

Short and straight to the point: With videos, the shorter, the better, as in 15 years, attention span has dropped 30%. In other words, a 1 hr video is a big ❌.

Visually attractive: An image can say over a thousand words, and minor visual changes keep your users engaged and glued to the screen. In fact, 83% of people prefer watching videos over reading texts or listening to audio.

Keep it clear and simple: Forget about Shakespeare, and use a language your audience and employees can easily understand in any compliance training video.

A balance between words and pictures: Your video's visuals and script must work together for greater effectiveness.

Humanized: Employees like to learn from people as it is easier to relate and feel empathy. Informal talking head videos are the most engaging among different types of instructional videos.

Now that you know what makes a good compliance training program, it's time to dive in.

Without further ado, here are 7 examples of effective compliance training videos.

#1 A Video That Raises Awareness in the Blink of an Eye: Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Safety Awareness - Lesson 1

You might agree that videos like this are the best thing since sliced bread. This type of video uses AI to generate compliance courses narrated by a "familiar" face. The video is a relevant talk about the risk of fire and how easy it is for it to start and spread. It also opens up the conversation to other lessons about different types of fires and how to respond to and prevent them.

👍 Why do we like it?

Beyond the fact that it lets us learn everything about fire safety in a couple of minutes, we love watching it, and it is equipped with everything that makes a good video.

What makes it effective?

  • Perfect length.
  • Generates awareness.
  • Easy to understand and remember.
  • Visually pleasing.

Did you know? 🤔

When done right, as in videos like this one, "virtual learning can improve learning by 600% compared to in-person training"- Forbes.

#2 When Employee Training Is Visually Appealing: Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest - Course Trailer - TalentLibrary™

If you've ever watched a cartoon TV show, you'll understand why this animated video is so popular for compliance training.

With plenty of visual effects, this video tells a story about conflicts of interest among employees. It also introduces a more in-depth analysis of this issue, its consequences in a company, why it is so important, and how you can handle it.

👍 Why we like it?

Besides the fact it reminds us of the cartoons of our childhood, it is a very interactive and easy way to learn about ethics in business.

What makes it effective?

  • Creative format.
  • Visually attractive.
  • Short.
  • Good storytelling.

#3 Perfect Example of the Benefits of Humanizing a Video: Cybersecurity Best Practices

Cybersecurity Best Practices

Chances are you and your team prefer one-on-one training videos, as connecting with others can help them empathize and care about what they are watching. That's why this video is an effective and successful way to train.

This example is the introductory video for a cybersecurity course, which aims to teach and raise awareness about cybercrime. In just one minute, you will learn about cybercrime, why it is a significant problem, and the reason for attacks.

👍 Why we like it?

The video feels like a colleague telling us about cybercrime. It is also attractive and easy for managers or employees to understand.

What makes it effective?

  • Short and sharp.
  • Information is organized and displayed successfully.
  • Simple language.
  • Balance among text and images.

#4 When Emotions Reinforce Learning: The Little Voice

That Little Voice

If you like to teach through a deep and emotional approach, this short film may be your muse.

The video uses empathy to raise awareness and invite you and your employees to act on non-inclusive behaviors. Throughout the film, they portray several complicated scenarios in which the actions of different individuals affect company culture and ethics.

👍 Why we like it?

There's nothing better than movies that awaken your emotions, and who said ethics training couldn't have that superpower? Videos like this one use empathy to spark our interest and facilitate retention in their learners.

What makes it effective?

  • Triggers employees' emotions.
  • Diversity of actors.
  • Visually stimulating.

#5 Narrative and Visuals in Perfect Sync: Data Protection and Privacy

Data protection and privacy training - Lesson 1

This example demonstrates that you must balance visuals and storytelling to create engaging compliance training.

Through the video, the narrator points out the importance of data, the difference between privacy and data protection, the concept of each, control mechanisms, and cases that managers and employees understand.

👍 Why we like it?

This on-demand set of compliance courses is simple and straight to the point, avoiding excess information that could hinder employees' learning.

What makes it effective? 

  • Straightforward.
  • Uses examples to connect.
  • Simple language.
  • Coherence between images and text.

#6 The Power of Simple Language: Construction Safety 101 Course

Construction safety 101 - Lesson 1

When you click on this video, you'll soon realize that learning about construction safety is easy. The video is part of a compliance program designed to inform and educate you on the procedures and rules you must follow to be safe. Each lesson has a different topic; the simple language makes these short videos easy for anyone to understand and enjoy.

👍 Why we like it?

Safety may not be the most attractive topic to discuss, as your employees may find it tedious. Still, there is no doubt that with this video, the learning process goes naturally and smoothly, as it is short, simple, and entertaining.

What makes it effective?

  • Good graphics.
  • Simple language.
  • They covered all the vital information.
  • Short.

Did you know? 🤔

Through platforms like Synthesia, you can generate hundreds of videos like this one and implemented in more than 120 languages.

#7 When You Learn Through Humor: Data Handling

Security Awareness Episode 2: Data Handling

We know what you might be thinking, and no, it is not a special episode of The Office.

This compliance video is part of a series on security awareness you can watch on YouTube. The narrative unfolds with a supervisor requesting secret banking information from a new employee via group email and ends with a recap of what to do in such scenarios.

👍 Why we like it?

The video uses humor to show you the importance of handling data correctly and the best practices for security for any business.

What makes it effective?

  • Great length.
  • Fun to watch.
  • Viewers can identify with the actors and scenarios.

Create Memorable and Effective Training Videos

Compliance training videos are the present and future of training around the world.

And as you can see, there are many ways to create an ethical video or training program, but nothing is as easy, cost-effective, and affordable as using AI with platforms like Synthesia.

Synthesia AI allows you to design effective compliance videos and a course in minutes and save up to $5,000 per video, as reported by a customer's case study. Check the case study 👉 here.

If you want to give it a go, you can try a free AI video today and start creating memorable videos with no hassle.


Frequently asked questions

What are compliance videos?

Compliance videos are videos that are created to help individuals and organizations understand and comply with various laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. They are often used in training programs to educate employees and stakeholders on specific compliance issues, such as workplace safety, data privacy, anti-harassment, and anti-discrimination policies.

What topics are in compliance training?

The specific topics covered in compliance training will depend on the industry and the specific legal and regulatory requirements that apply to the organization.

Some common topics that are covered in compliance training include:

  1. Workplace safety and health regulations
  2. Anti-discrimination and harassment policies
  3. Data protection and privacy regulations
  4. Anti-bribery and corruption policies
  5. Intellectual property protection
  6. Ethical behavior and business practices
  7. Environmental protection and sustainability regulations
  8. Export and import regulations
  9. Insider trading and securities regulations
  10. Anti-money laundering policies
  11. Conflict of interest policies
  12. Workplace violence prevention