Common understanding of the records management policy, procedures and responsibilities.
Good Filing Skills Training
Sufficient resources to implement and maintain the program.
Ongoing auditing to ensure compliance.
Clean-up your filing system
Now that you’ve learnt about effective records management, you are ready to convert your old filing system to the new file plan. Inbox Filing Solutions provides project management services to help guide you through this process and help apply what you have learnt. One of the golden rules of records management is to provide sufficient resources for the conversion team (see Filing Skills Training). Inbox Filing can provide temporary conversion staff, however it is preferable to work with staff appointed by the client, as this ensures skills transfer and the long-term sustainability off your records management program. Contact Inbox Filing Solutions for more information on implementing a records management program.
Implementing the File Plan – the 8 Step Plan
The implementation steps involve the re-filing; categorizing and data transfer of your records according to the file plan and file hierarchy. Depending on how big your organisation is and the scope of the file plan, this process could take anything from weeks to months. It must be done rigorously and carefully with meticulous attention to detail.