Do you have up to date policies and procedures in your business? If not, you should. Let me explain why…
Regardless of the size of your business, policies and procedures in the workplace have never been more important. Regulations, legislation and codes of practice are forever changing, so it’s important to ensure you remain compliant.
So what’s the difference between policies and procedures, and how can they benefit your business?
Policies act as a guideline for all decisions made within the organisation, and ensure day to day operational tasks meet the legislation requirements that are relevant to your industry.
Procedures explain how to perform day to day tasks and duties in line with company policies. Think of procedures as the method you are using to achieve your company policies.
Creating and maintaining effective policies and procedures can provide numerous benefits to your business. Some of these include:
- Consistency with your company values and relevant legislation
- Proof that your business is operating in a compliant, efficient and professional manner
- Assisting with company and staff performance reviews and assessments
- Providing framework for business structure, business planning and job descriptions
If you don’t have current policies and procedures in place and have no idea where to start, why not get in touch with your relevant industrial relations body for assistance.
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