Policies and procedures are essential for any organisation. Taken together, policies and procedures provide a roadmap for day-to-day operations. They ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, give guidance for decision-making, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes.
Unfortunately, employees often perceive policies and procedures to be a dry and boring subject and don’t always appreciate their importance. Policies and procedures won’t work in your organisation if your employees don’t follow them, or worse, don’t even know about or understand them.
Most organisations use internal domains, SharePoint or Google Docs to store their policies, associated procedures and forms. Whilst these solutions offer a hierarchical folder structure, shared access to staff and search tools, their broader functionality is very limited, which can cause significant operational and compliance issues, sometimes leading to regulatory sanction.
Compliance Pod Policy and Procedure Manager has been developed to give organisations a broad set of powerful tools to ensure that policies and procedures are kept up to date, that staff have read and understood them and that those published on public forums are always the latest versions.
Highly customisable areas of the system include
- Policy and Procedure Administration
- Policy Libraries and Publishing
- Distributing policies to staff and compliance testing