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. What makes a policy unenforceable? Continue reading What Makes a Policy Unenforceable?
There are many Reasons to Use Bizmanualz Policies and Procedures Manuals but what about the reasons to use Microsoft Word Templates for Policies and Procedures. Let’s explore the question – why use templates for policies procedures? Continue reading Why Use Templates for Policies Procedures?
Startup business risks and entrepreneurship often go together. After all, building a business involves fulfilling a need with unique solutions, and no solutions can be created successfully without trial, error, and continuous testing. How do you reduce startup business risks in the early stages? Continue reading How Do You Reduce Startup Business Risks in the Early Stages?
Many companies hesitate to undertake enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrade projects because business owners are unsure if they’ll be able to handle the risks and costs associated with overhauling incumbent systems. In most cases when an upgrade is sorely needed, however, the rewards do tend to outweigh the risks. What are 5 signs that you need to upgrade your company’s ERP system? Continue reading What are 5 Signs that You Need to Upgrade Your Company’s ERP System?
Employers, and particularly owners of small or medium-sized businesses, have to be careful about developing a personal trading policy for their employees. Developing an in-depth trading policy could protect you from liability and even criminal charges. Do you have effective employee personal trading policies? Continue reading Do You Have Effective Employee Personal Trading Policies?
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? How can cost of compliance be reduced?
Many businesses have adopted the cloud in their daily operations. Unfortunately, they aren’t always capable of keeping them secure. It is no surprise that many of them suffer data breaches resulting from misconfiguration issues. Many businesses are susceptible to compliance risks and misconfiguration problems. How cloud compliance risks and misconfiguration can affect your business. Continue reading How Cloud Compliance Risks and Misconfiguration Can Affect Your Business
Passing the New Entrant Safety Audit isn’t the end of the road for your business; if there are any breaches, a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance review is required. What are the reasons and outcomes of a DOT compliance review? Continue reading What are the Reasons and Outcomes of a DOT Compliance Review?
Ensuring continuing compliance with industry and regulatory requirements may be a challenging undertaking, especially in a fast-changing environment. The rapid evolution of the IT landscape, including the cloud, has exponentially increased the number of organizational touchpoints that are subject to compliance. How cloud computing helps improve compliance. Continue reading How Cloud Computing Helps Improve Compliance