WHY DOCUMENTATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS?

WHY DOCUMENTATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS?

WHY DOCUMENTATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS?

 

Documentation plays an essential role in ensuring your businesses success. This is the framework your business is built on and having exceptional documentation gives substance to the workplace activities as it keeps your office running systematically, ethically and provides standards to a workplace.  The four main components of documentation in the workplace consist of Training, Procedures, Safety and Audits.

 

Training Documents can consist of user guides, overviews, quick fact/tip sheets which can be produced electronically or in a hard copy format. These types of documents help new and exist employees understand what they are learning will become an effective tool for them to become success in their jobs.

 

Policies and Procedures will consist of Employment Standards and Harassment & Violence Policy.  These policies outline the consequences but also gives the employee the opportunity to understand his/her rights in the workplace.

 

Safety Policy & Procedures is required by Occupational Health & Safety.  This document will indicate the industry regulations, employer’s policy on safety and will have all the information needed for any incident if one should occur. Safety Policy and Procedures will give employees the understanding of their rights and obligations to help maintain a safe work environment.

 

Audits can occur from time to time where inspectors may come in and see how the business is being operated.  These inspectors will be looking for written policies, rules & regulations, job descriptions, procedures, safety inspection reports, health & safety reports etc. 

 

In today’s workplace it is very important for businesses (small or large) to maintain up-to-date documentation, to assume documentation is a waste of time greatly diminishes the importance of clarifying important issues and goals within your business.

 

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