Why do businesses need policies and procedures?

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Policies and procedures ensure the smooth running of all aspects of an Australian business. Policies and procedures can cover a range of issues and may be implemented to address any issues that may arise in the course of business.

Why is it important for my business to have policies and procedures in place?

When issues arise, having the adequate policies and procedures can assist with the process of resolving disputes. In an employment context, workplace policies can help Australian businesses comply with their obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), resulting in satisfactory, fair and efficient workplaces.

What types of workplace policies should my business have in place?

Workplace policies should be implemented to address any issues that may arise in the workplace. Workplace policies that a business may like to have in place include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Code of Conduct Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Dress Code Policy
  • Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Workplace Surveillance Policy
  • Employee Performance Review Policy and Procedures
  • Flexible Working Arrangement Policy
  • New Employee Induction Policy
  • IT Equipment and Telephone Policy
  • Leave Policy

The types of workplace policies that your business should have in place may depend upon the type of work that your business completes. Therefore, you may like to determine what specific issues should be covered by a workplace policy.

If you are unsure of what workplace policies and procedures would benefit your business, you may contact Business Kitz and speak to one of our experienced consultants. You can contact Business Kitz by calling 1300 988 954 or by emailing info@businesskitz.com.au.

My business has a website. What types of policies should my business have in place?

It is important for businesses that have websites to have relevant policies and procedures in place to ensure that they are compliant with any applicable privacy or data processing legislation.

For example, if your website collects and processes personal data from people who are living in a European Union nation, then your business may be required to have a General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Policy. The following policies are essential for any Australian business that has a website:

  • Website Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policy

Another policy that an Australian business may like to have in place is a Grievance Policy, which outlines the procedure for a customer or website user to make a complaint directly to the Australian business.

If you are unsure of what website policies and procedures would benefit your business, you may contact Business Kitz and speak to one of our experienced consultants. You can contact Business Kitz by calling 1300 988 954 or by emailing info@businesskitz.com.au.

Will my employees be bound to comply with the workplace policies and procedures that my business has in place?

You may like to include a clause in your business’ employment agreements that requires the employee to comply with all policies and procedures that your business has in place.

How we can help

Business Kitz has a range of comprehensive policies and procedures templates available for purchase including:

  • Anti-Bullying Policy Template
  • Code of Conduct Policy Template
  • Conflict of Interest Policy Template
  • Dress Code Policy Template
  • Equal Opportunity Policy Template
  • Employee Performance Review Policy and Procedures Template
  • Flexible Working Arrangement Policy Template
  • New Employee Induction Policy Template
  • IT Equipment and Telephone Policy Template
  • Leave Policy Template
  • Website Terms and Conditions Template
  • Privacy Policy Template
  • General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Policy Template

All products can be purchased at businesskitz.com.au. You can enquire about any of the above products by contacting Business Kitz on 1300 988 954 or by emailing info@businesskitz.com.au.

Legal advice

If you require legal advice or have any questions regarding policies and procedures relevant to Australian businesses, please do not hesitate to contact Legal Kitz by phone on 1300 988 954 or by email at info@legalkitz.com.au.

The above information has been collected from relevant government websites and is subject to change. For the latest information regarding new or amended legislation, please refer to state and federal government websites.

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