What correction facilities never prepare for is lack of personnel. But given the pandemic and the many challenges associated with it, this is the new reality. As employees are quitting or retiring some state prisons are experiencing upwards of 70% staffing shortages. With this increase in employee retirement and the pursuit of other careers, Correction Officers should be met with proper training and preparedness that support them in their current roles and creates a proper career path. For these reasons, it is crucial re-think the approach to training among Correction Officers.
A modern LMS that remains up to date with compliance training and professional development offerings can benefit correction departments by:
• Creating safer working conditions by offering courses such as de-escalation techniques
• Training on how to handle situations with various types of inmates (ex. Previous drug abusers, those who have a mental illness)
• Reduce staffing turnover by ensuring employees have proper skill competencies
Staffing shortages can cause a myriad of problems. None more critical than the oversight of proper procedures and the risks associated. Click here to learn more about how compliance training may just be the key to reducing risk, and how to get there with an LMS you can trust.