Are workplace policies really necessary?
As a business owner, creating workplace policies is not the most exciting use of your time, but I’m sure you’ll agree, they are necessary.
Policies help people within the organisation know what is expected of them, how they should behave and what they will be held accountable for.
The guidelines and parameters set out in policies help you achieve your:
By outlining the organisation’s rules, standards, responsibilities, processes, values and behaviours they increase:
Should I use “off the shelf” policies?
“Off the shelf” policies can be tempting to use. After all, they save time, don’t they?
Yes and no.
There is nothing wrong with using off the shelf policies as a starting point or template. The key is, they must be customised and tailored to the needs of your business.
Your business is unique….your business processes, your desired workplace culture, your organisation structured.
Your policies should be customised to your uniqueness.
Here are some pointers to ensure you are getting the best out of your policies.
Your policies should be:
It’s not about ticking a box
Even if you have a policy, you may not be compliant.
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Free up your day by outsourcing the creation and/or customisation of your policies to an HR expert.
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