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What’s the Difference Between Policies and Procedures?

What’s the difference between policies and procedures? We talk about policies and procedures all the time, but you may be wondering what is a policy and how does it differ from a procedure? Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Policies and Procedures?

What is Revision in the Policy Process?

What advice do we have to give about writing procedures? Most importantly – employ revision in the policy process. The policy writing process considers activities that successful writers engage in while producing a piece of writing, and it applies whether one is writing an essay, a business letter, or a procedure. These writing activities are typically divided into three steps or phases — Planning, Drafting, and Revising. What is revision in the policy process?

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Are Your Policies and Procedures Too Long?

Long policies procedures? What is the right length for your policies and procedures documents? Most authors don’t write short standard operating procedures (SOP). But creating very long procedures of 50, 70 or more pages is common. So how long should your policies, procedures, or work instructions be before you ask yourself “are your policies and procedures too long?” Continue reading Are Your Policies and Procedures Too Long?

How To Write a Privacy Policy For Your Website?

Every reputable website needs a privacy policy statement. When you have a statement like that, your site visitors will be more willing to trust you and see your business as a reliable one. Hence, here’s how to write a privacy policy for your website. Continue reading How To Write a Privacy Policy For Your Website?

How to Review Business Policies

Many problems with procedures that crop up after they’ve been implemented are traceable to inadequate or no policy review process. Let’s say a procedure as written describes an deal process, performed under ideal conditions (i.e., real-world conditions aren’t taken into account). If this isn’t caught in the policy review process, the end product will meet requirements only through luck. Luck being notoriously unreliable, inconsistent, and uncontrollable, you’re clearly better off if you review business policies. Learn how to Review Business Policies.

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How to Create an Effective Policy Procedure Manual

An effective policy procedure manual is clearly written and easily understood by all the employees in your organization. Remember that the objective of your policy procedure manual is to improve the efficiency of your company, establish business controls and to comply with established regulations. How to Create an Effective Policy Procedure Manual. Continue reading How to Create an Effective Policy Procedure Manual

What Is a Social Media Policy and Why is it Important to Have One?

A social media policy outlines your company’s guidelines for your social media strategy. Is it ok for your employees to maintain a personal blog that conveys work related stories about customers, management, or other employees? How about telling the same stories on Facebook or Twitter? Can you post pictures from the office party on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube? What is acceptable in a web connected social media world?   What is a social media policy and why is it important to have one? Continue reading What Is a Social Media Policy and Why is it Important to Have One?

What Is Your Policy on Policies and Procedures?

One of the first things needed on any policies and procedures project is to establish a framework for your policies and procedure deployment. Your framework includes the structure and responsibility for how policies and procedures originate, the repository model for policy and procedure maintenance, and the guidelines for records and retention. Your policy on policies and procedures provides the principles to guide the actions involved in deploying your standard operating procedures. Continue reading What Is Your Policy on Policies and Procedures?

How Do You Write a Policies and Procedures Manual Template?

Your Policies and Procedures Manual Template is also referred to as a Standard Operating Procedures Manual or SOP manual, which focuses on your critical daily tasks that must get done for your business to continue. Many people find it difficult to get started, wondering what to say, who should write the SOP manual or what needs to be included? How do you write a policy and procedure manual template? Continue reading How Do You Write a Policies and Procedures Manual Template?

What Should You Write in Your Information Security Policy?

Writing Information Security Policy must address the mushrooming size of the physical Internet, the ever-increasing volume of data being squeezed through it, and the wider range of information security. When you say “computer security”, what comes to mind most often are external threats: hackers, malware, viruses, botnets. But when you look at computer and IT trends, new technologies — mobile devices, social networking, and the like — pose a much greater threat to the integrity of your company. What should you write in your information security policy?

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