Lean ISO 9001? To many of you this will seem like a contradiction in terms. The term Lean and ISO 9001 are not generally used together, but why not? Does a Quality Management System (QMS) have to be complicated and cumbersome? Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together? Continue reading Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together?
It probably seems like every time you talk about easier compliance, everyone runs away and hides, they ignore you, or they fuss and moan. So why is easier compliance important? It is a fact of business life. Your company must comply with: Continue reading Make Compliance Easier
Corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business ethics and legal compliance. Yet, a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) survey of 280 corporate CEOs and directors found that “only one of three directors felt that they were highly effective in ensuring legal compliance“. Do you know how important a business ethics program is? Better yet, do you know how to build one? Continue reading How to Build a Business Ethics Program
Writing Job Descriptions That Provide Reasonable Accommodation
- Start with an analysis of the job that determines the essential functions.
- Identify how a disability may affect the essential functions of the job.
- Identify possible accommodations needed to overcome any limitations.
- Determine the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed accommodation.
- Select the appropriate accommodation that satisfies the employee’s preference.
In Sarbanes-Oxley compliance your SOX accounting policies and procedures have the same purpose as with ISO 9001 2015 procedures, to provide a foundation for control improvement. Sarbanes-Oxley is not a quality standard so why the need for improvement? Continue reading What are SOX Accounting Policies and Procedures?
Employment Law Compliance is a dynamic management task. Federal legislation is written, followed by state and local legislative laws or acts, which lay out guidelines and enforcement action. These laws and acts can become obsolete and require modification due to the changing nature of our workforce. Continue reading What Is Employment Law Compliance?
Policies are the backbone of every organization. Even start-up companies that don’t yet have formal policies follow long-standing, commonly accepted “rules” of individual and corporate behavior — implicit policies (e.g., the “Golden Rule”) that guide them. Yet, everyone has had to deal sooner or later with policies that are so poorly written that they’re without meaning and validity. In short, the Policies Become Unenforceable. Continue reading How Policies Become Unenforceable
96% of startups fail before they get to the ten-year mark, according to Inc.com. In most cases, their failure trickles down to one vital question; what could go wrong? Those who look for answers to this question early enough manage to protect their business from common risks and create the best atmosphere for its growth. Continue reading How to Use a Risk Assessment Matrix for Project Management
Writing procedures is an exercise in controlling compliance costs. You’re trying to comply with customer expectations, management objectives, government regulations, and/or industry standards, making compliance expensive. Regardless of the reason for compliance, wouldn’t you want to write as few procedures as possible if you could still conform to the compliance mandate and keep your compliance costs to a minimum? Continue reading How Do Procedures Reduce Compliance Costs?
At first, starting a new business: hiring international employees can be a challenge. When an organization has just been set up or intends to expand overseas, attracting and retaining the most suitable employees to work in foreign subsidiaries is among the challenges that the organization has to overcome. Continue reading Starting a New Business: Hiring International Employees