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How Do You Write a Policy and Procedure?

I wonder how many of our clients, on receiving our company policy and procedure manuals, have asked themselves what in heck they got themselves into — “There’s a lot of stuff here…where do I begin?” Well, like a lot of things, it’s probably not as difficult as it looks initially. First, you took a step in the right direction by using our templates to develop your company policies and procedures. It’s always easier to start with some of the work already done for you, rather than you having to start from scratch. How do you write a policy and procedure?

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How Do You Write Business Policies Procedures?

This is one of those chicken and an egg questions. Do you write company policies and then develop business procedures to realize the policies? Or, do you write your company procedures and then develop business policies? Or maybe you write procedures and then are wondering how policies fit in since they are not a part of your procedure. How do you write business policies procedures? Continue reading How Do You Write Business Policies Procedures?

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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What is a Policy Manual?

Writing a policy manual provides important information on company policies relating to business processes, employee expectations, and organizational standards for performance. When writing a Policy Manual, think of it as a top level document to reference individual policies and associated procedures that support each policy. Continue reading What is a Policy Manual?

How do you Create an Effective Ethics Policy?

Questionable or downright unethical behavior can lead to the enrichment of a few and the financial ruin of many. And after the damage has been done, the legislature vows to make sure “it will never happen again”. Some magazines will mention the case, some student term paper writer will use it as an example and that’s all. So what can your business do to create an effective ethics policy and ensure you don’t fall victim to these situations? How do you create an effective ethics policy? Continue reading How do you Create an Effective Ethics Policy?

What Is a Policy Cycle?

First, what is a policy? We know that a policy and procedure are two distinct entities. According to the dictionary, policy is a “definite course or method of action selected from alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions”. So, what is a policy cycle? Continue reading What Is a Policy Cycle?

How Policies Become Unenforceable

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

Why Use Templates for Policies Procedures?

We have talked about the Top 10 Reasons to Use Bizmanualz Policies and Procedures Manuals. Now, let’s talk about the reasons to use Microsoft Word Templates for Policies and Procedures. What’s the difference? Continue reading Why Use Templates for Policies Procedures?