What the public is divided on is incredibly varied.
To boot, how the public uses checklists varies even more. For instance, at Process Street, we use checklists for pretty much everything – not only because we’re a virtual team, but also because, well, we know they’re darn useful.
But we also know some organizations don’t use checklists to such a degree – they’re limiting themselves to only 2-3 checklists per team. Or, they’re using business software that wasn’t intended for checklists to create, manage, and house their checklists. (🤔)
We thought this was all very interesting.
That’s why we’ve done some qualitative research regarding how organizations around the globe are using checklists – specifically, employee checklists.
Dear reader, we’re bringing you some top-secret, never-seen-before material on how organizations really use employee checklists. In the below sections, you’ll find insightful comments from our participant pool:
This is no easy task, you have around 14 seconds to convince applicants that your job is the perfect job for them.
Get your job description right, and you can draw in the most qualified, skilled and well-fitting applicants.
This is why Process Street has created these 14 easy and free to use job description templates, for you to obtain the best applicants for your advertised role. Our 14 job description templates are listed below:
That’s another way of saying someone takes a look at what you’re doing, gathers some evidence, and compares that evidence to what you’re supposed to be doing (in other words, a set of clearly documented requirements).
In the case of ISO, these requirements are known as standards. ISO 9001 is a standard. ISO 14001 is a standard.
Importantly, this understanding of audit implies that there are a few main things being considered by the auditor:
What’s documented by the company (e.g. internal processes, policies, and SOPs)
Evidence gathered to support how these policies, procedures, and SOPs are implemented in practice
The requirements defined by the ISO standard being audited against (e.g. ISO 9001)
Audits performed by companies to assess and analyze their own management systems are known as internal audits. Many resources for guiding companies on how to perform internal audits exist, and foremost of these is the ISO 19011 standard.
For most management system standards, internal audits are an important requirement. Even guideline standards like ISO 26000 for social responsibility depend on reports to evidence the success of their implementations.
As such, ISO 19011 defines a set of guidelines; a framework for companies to plan, implement, and improve upon their audit programs, for auditing the implementation of management systems.
These standards often share a common structure, including certain requirements, terms, and definitions being used. That means ISO 19011 can be used to devise highly economic audit programs, wherein knowledge and processes can be shared and applied across various management systems.
By considering how they might take a broader approach to management system auditing and integration, companies implementing ISO management systems stand to save time, money, and confusion when preparing for and implementing internal audits.
The goal of this post is to provide a spring-board for understanding ISO 19011, and how to get started with internal ISO auditing. In this post, I’ll cover:
What is ISO 19011
7 principles of ISO auditing
Different types of ISO audit
Key elements of an ISO audit
8 free ISO audit templates
If you just want the free ISO audit templates, then here they are:
Sometimes we all need a helping hand, whether it be choosing a meal at a restaurant or figuring out how to achieve our career ambitions.
When it comes to life itself, well, most of us are never really sure if we are on the right track, especially in today’s world where opportunities are endless and everything is moving at breakneck speed.
It can all feel rather overwhelming.
An increasingly popular method of addressing the general hardships of life is to work with a life coach – somebody tasked with helping you identify your goals and developing an actionable plan to achieve them.
In short, life coaches are there to help you address the big issues and challenges that life presents, so you can move forward with your head held high.
On the other hand, by taking on the role of a life coach, you must possess the qualifications, skill, and expertise to effectively encourage your clients to clarify their ambitions and provide them with the tools they need to pursue them.
We’ve gone ahead and created 5 checklists designed to empower life coaches and their clients so that both parties get the most out of the coaching process.
3 of the checklists are modeled after processes created by a handful of world-renowned life coaches – Brian Tracy, Lisa A. Romano, and Tony Robbins. The remaining two are more general checklists that can be used in almost any context.
If you want to dive in and go straight to the checklists, there are quick links right below. Otherwise, scroll down for a brief intro to each one.
The platform has built a stellar reputation largely due to its ability to facilitate the tenant-rental owner relationship by offering customizable rental applications, tenant screening, lease tracking, automated rent collection, and other handy features including a full general ledger for accounting.
It’s truly an end-to-end solution for property management firms of all sizes.
The software is entirely cloud-based, so requires no additional hardware or software installations and can be accessed from anywhere.
The platform is currently used by over 12,000 property managers and 175,000 property owners; numbers that will surely continue to rise as they gain popularity and look to bring in more enterprise-level customers.
At Process Street we recognize the pivotal role small business accounting has for survival, profitability, and growth. We have therefore utilized our checklist approach to organize key accounting processes into a series of dynamic, efficient, and clear process templates.
All of these are free to use, ready to go, and can be edited to your needs, so there’s no reason to leave the failure of your business’ accounting up to chance.
This post will provide you with the following templates:
Relationships aside, the logistics of making sure that the ex-employee isn’t a security risk, their old tasks are accounted for and covered, and that there will be someone to take their place (with the appropriate training) is a tall order to meet.
That’s why this post will show you everything you need to know about offboarding an employee, including:
Why offboarding is important
How to effectively (and safely) offboard an employee
How to make opportunities out of them leaving
I’ll even throw in some free templates you can follow to make sure that your offboarding goes right every time.
The following templates are a continuation of our effort to support property managers who are already using a software tool to manage their processes.
This time we’ve customized the templates for Propertyware users, and in the following weeks, we will release another set of templates designed for property managers who use Buildium.
Propertyware, a subsidiary of RealPage, is a cloud-based, end-to-end property management platform that helps you manage the entire renter life-cycle, from online payment processing to customer portals and work order management tools.
Based in San Francisco, California, Propertyware is one of the oldest full-service property management platforms out there, and has built a loyal customer base of over 2,000 companies.
If you are one of those companies, we hope you will find these checklists useful and integrate them to improve productivity and overall business performance.