Seven attributes make best-in-class policies effective and enforceable. How do your policies compare to the new standard?
A policy is not a compendium of everything people need to know on a given topic. A policy is a succinct statement of fact, supported by information on (1) organizational commitments and (2) employee expectations. Clear, concise policies that follow a consistent format invite understanding and compliance.
Your organization requires policies that address the full scope of your operations. This includes governance, employment, health and safety, human rights, privacy, finance, environmental protection, I.T., operations, and more. For maximum impact, policies are designed to work with procedures, handbooks, training, and other guidance resources.
A constantly changing web of legislation and common law governs every Canadian organization.
Cut-and-paste downloads from dubious sources do not lead to trustworthy policies. Only rigorous research and regular maintenance creates policies that can be relied upon to achieve compliance and mitigate risks.