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#1 1dmf

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:04 AM

Hi,

Ok this is not a copy text question persae, but I have been tasked with creating a 'Company Software Policy', to incorporate the following...

1. Authorised Software. what's allowed and what to do if new software is required
2. Acceptable Use Policy , for software and equipment, including reasons why certain use is prohibited
3. Personal computer use

This is to form an addendum to peoples employment contracts and must not be longer than one side of A4 paper written in layman's English.

I'm stumped, I'm no copy writer for simple websites and now i'm expected to write company policy, I have no experiece or training in these matters and have no idea where to even start or how to formulate the document.

I've found this info http://www.businessl...emId=1073791960

But it's all a bit overwhelming and not knowing what to read or what not to is going to confuse matters more.

Any help someone can give pointing me to resources that might help me formulate this document and ensure it meets employment law requirments and I go through proper consultation process within company law would really be appreciated. (which seems to be a major point raised on the link above)

If anyone has a template or structured process I could follow that really would be sweet.

Here's hoping someone can help.


#2 Jill

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:16 AM

You sure get tasked with the strangest things!

I think you need to tell them that this is a job for their company lawyer, not you, imo.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

Or maybe even whoever is over Human Resources if not an attorney, since it does have to do with Personnel. Though it would be wise to have it proofed by the attorney to make sure nothing is stepping over the line.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 06:12 PM

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I think you need to tell them that this is a job for their company lawyer, not you, imo.
Agree 100%. You're setting yourself in a bad way if a new hire comes in and doesn't follow whatever agreements you establish. It's bad enough in the US, and I'd bet the UK has more to add.

#5 1dmf

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:06 AM

Tell me about it guys...

However, we have no Human Resources (Personell) department, and they won't pay for a lawyer to do the work.

If it has ANYTHING to do with IT, I have to do it... here is a list of my 'daily duties' , that doesn't even include all the projects, tasks and additional system coding and web coding i have to do let alone writing company policy...

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Client PC Admin / Maintenance / Updates
System Admin / Maintenance / Updates
SQL Server Admin / Maintenance / Updates
Exchange Server Admin / Maintenance / Updates
Email Management & Archiving
Domain Admin / Maintenance / Updates
Licencing Maintenance / Renewals
Web Server Admin / Maintenance / Updates
System Backup
Disaster Recovery
BCP Maintenance
Membership Support
Membership Training
New Member Accounts
Leaving Member Accounts
Staff Support
Staff Training
Answer Telephone
Perform Kitchen Duties via Rota
Members Area Admin
Members Area Coding / Debugging / Updates
Database Admin
Database Coding / Debugging / Updates
Webmastering / Updates & Amendments (for @ 10 company websites)
SEO / SEM
White Labelled Website Creation / Maintenance / Removal / Webmastering (for @ 30 websites)
POP3 Email Service Maintenance / Renewals
Domain Registrar Management / Renewals
Software Testing / Compatability / New Releases
And I'm sure I've missed something.

I guess there comes a time when you just have to say, I can't do it, i'm not trained or experienced in this field and if you want me to do it then you have to pay for training. What else can I say?

Edited by 1dmf, 01 April 2009 - 04:19 AM.


#6 Michael Martinez

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

See if you can find some software policies other companies may have published on the Internet. Collect several, compare their language, and select whatever seems appropriate to you (common sense).

I would try to limit my searches only to same country sites (or maybe Commonwealth sites if you're in the Commonwealth). U.S. law tends to differ in many respects from UK and Commonwealth law.




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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:21 PM

Sorry! Just saw this. For whatever reason, I've never gotten updates for new posts in the [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showforum=15]copywriting forum[/url]. We've tried changing 10 different settings, I bet, but nothing seems to allow me to get new post emails. Anyway, I'll be of no help to you as I don't do corporate policies, etc. Everything I write is marketing related.



#8 1dmf

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

typical sales person cope out hysterical.gif wink1.gif , you know until I started talking to experts such as yourself I never realised how intricate and specialised each area of 'advertising' spiel could be!

Legal policies are no different, it's still sales BS, just coated in a nice legaslative wrapper!




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