Policies and Procedures: what is the difference?

Well-defined Policies and Procedures can help your business to grow because they enhance your employees’ ability to deliver consistent, high caliber service without dramatically increasing the burden of employee management responsibilities on you.

Despite this generally accepted truth, it is surprising how many companies do not have Policies and Procedures in place that are easy to read and allow employees to clearly understand their roles and responsibilities.  Compliance policy documents in particular are usually full of legal jargon that makes it difficult to read – or just plain boring. They are there to “tick the box”.  Hardly anyone reads them.

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Your Law Firms Should Know Your Legal Risk Appetite

Helping outside law firms understand the level of risk your company is comfortable with will produce better advice and prevent expensive rework

Why Compliance & Ethics Staff Compensation Matters

How important is it, if the compliance and ethics staff members are paid poorly and feel that they are in a dead-end job?

Seven Powerful Ideas to Deliver Meaningful Compliance Messages

Theoretically, governmental bodies and companies impose different standards (e.g., policies, local and international laws, treaties, codes, standards, rules, and other regulations) to assist us in observing our conduct wherever we go. It may be easy for compliance professionals to take compliance training, memorize all these standards, and pass a final exam; but what about putting all these principles into practice? Is that easy too? What other skills must a compliance professional develop to ensure that the compliance message is meaningful enough to impact people and change behavior?

 

5 Questions to Ensure Your Policies Keep Up With the Pace of Change

5 Questions to Ensure Your Policies Keep Up With the Pace of Change

The importance of the right policies for your company cannot be overstated. However, policies are not static documents – they have to continue to change as the times and conditions change, and as your company grows. This article give you five tips to ensure you do just that.