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jayashridev78Dear Sagar Please find attached HR Policies. I think it will help u Regards D.Jayashri
smvsiyerDear Sagar, In this website, at the top there is a search box. Please type "policies" you will get thousands of ideas...! All the best!! Regards Sathya
From India, Madras
Chander ShekharIdentify the Need for a Policy
You want to have the necessary policies and procedures to ensure a safe, organized, convivial, empowering, nondiscriminatory work place. Yet, you do not want to write a policy for every exception to accepted and expected behavior.
Policy development is for the many employees not for the few exceptions.
Consequently, you do not want to create policies for every contingency, thus allowing very little management latitude in addressing individual employee needs. Conversely, you want to have needed policies, so that employees never feel as if they reside in a free-for-all environment of favoritism and unfair treatment. These ten steps will take you from determining the need for a policy through distributing and integrating a policy.
Check Out These Guidelines to See if a Policy Is Needed
For each of the reasons provided about why a policy might be necessary, I have provided examples of the policies that might fall into that category of need for a policy. A policy is necessary:
· if the actions of employees indicate confusion about the most appropriate way to behave (dress codes, email and Internet policies, cell phone use),
· if guidance is needed about the most suitable way to handle various situations (standards of conduct, travel expenditures, purchase of company merchandise),
· when needed to protect the company legally (consistent investigation of charges of harassment, non-discriminatory hiring and promotion),
· to keep the company in compliance with governmental policies and laws (FMLA, ADA, EEOC, minimum wage),
· to establish consistent work standards, rules, and regulations (progressive discipline, safety rules, break rules, smoking rules), and
· to provide consistent and fair treatment for employees (benefits eligibility, paid time off, tuition assistance, bereavement time, jury duty).
There may be other reasons, additionally, for why you may want to develop a policy. Remember, though, that one employee's poor behavior should not require a policy that will affect all other employees.
Articulate the Goal of the Policy
Once you’ve determined that a policy is necessary, determine the goal you want to accomplish in writing the particular policy. When possible, you will want to tell employees why the policy is being implemented. You need enough details in the policy to make the company’s position clear, yet you can never hope to cover every potential situation addressed by the policy.
Consequently, my goal with a policy is short and simple. I recognize this may not be possible with policies about areas such as the company's approach to the Family Medical and Leave Act, discrimination or complaint investigation, or the progressive discipline system. But, how much can you really say about driving while talking on a cell phone? So, use common sense as you determine the outcome you want from your policy.
This Human Resources website provides sample policies as do many other websites, albeit other companies frequently charge for their policies. Even websites that charge provide free samples so you can test their policies. In my experience, I never find a sample policy that is exactly right for my company circumstances. But, research online and find sample policies to provide a base for revising rather than writing your policy from scratch.
You can also subscribe to a service that provides samples such as Personnel Policy Manual Service, a service used by a client company.
In some cases, you may even want to talk with your employment law attorney. Law firms write generic policies for their clients that can also be customized. Especially when a new law passes or the Department of Labor issues new rules, your attorney is likely to develop an accompanying policy.
Develop and Write the Policy
With goals and samples in hand, write the policy using simple words and concepts. Speak directly to the people who will be reading, enforcing, and living by the policy. After each paragraph, ask yourself "what if" questions to make certain the policy is covering the basics and the normal exceptions and questions. Do not obsess over this, however; as stated, no policy ever covers every possible contingency.
Review the Policy
Select several employees, or even a small pilot group, to read the policy and ask any questions they might have about the policy. This review provides feedback that employees will be able to understand and follow the policy. Rewrite the policy based on the feedback.
Obtain Management Support for the Policy
Review the policy with the managers who will have to lead and put into effect the policy. You will want to have their support and ownership of the policy. You will have started this process much earlier, even as early as when you identified the need for the policy, but management support as you implement the policy is crucial.
Obtain Legal Review of the Policy
If the policy has legal implications, is litigious by its nature, has personal implications for employees (such as security procedures), you will want to have your attorney review the policy before you distribute the policy further. Make sure you communicate to your attorney that you do not want the policy rewritten in "legalese." You want the policy reviewed for legal implications and appropriate wording.
Implement the Policy
In small groups, individually, or in a company meeting, depending generally on the controversial nature of the policy and the ease with which it will be understood, distribute and review the new policy. Give employees a chance to ask questions.
The 69 Instant HR Policies include: PERSONNEL RESPONSIBILITIES· Model Cover · President's Letter · Functions of this Manual · Employee Supervision · Personnel Manager · Employer-Employee Relations · Employment-at-Will EMPLOYMENT· Equal Employment Opp. · Productive Work Environment/Harassment · Hiring · Employment Agreements · Orientation and Training · Medical Procedures · Serious Diseases · Introductory Period · Transfer · Promotion · Hours of Work · Outside Employment · Employee Classifications · Layoff and Recall · Termination of Employment · Retirement PAY PRACTICES· Salary Administration · Performance Appraisals · Severance Pay · Job Evaluation · Pay Procedures (Sample) REIMBURSEMENT of
· Travel · Automobile Usage · Business Entertaining · Meal Reimbursement · Clubs/Civic Organizations · Trade/Professional Assn. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS· Disclosure of Benefits · Vacations · Holidays · Lunch Facilities · Educational Assistance · Employee Counseling · Recognition/Service Awards · Company Products/ Services · Relocation · Athletic & Recreational Programs WORK AREAS· Employee Safety · Maintenance · Personal Property · Solicitation · Parking · Security · Smoking ABSENCE from WORK· Attendance/Punctuality · Short-Term Absences · Leaves of Absence · Rest Breaks · Meal Breaks PERSONAL CONDUCT· Behavior of Employees · Personal Appearance · Personal Finances · Customer Relations · Communication Systems · Conflicts of Interest · Confidentiality · Disciplinary Procedure · Drugs, Narcotics, Alcohol MISCELLANEOUS· Personnel Records · Community Affairs · Suggestion Program · Dispute Resolution
From India, Faridabad
I am working in a growing pharma company in HR and we are in a process to form new HR Policies. I just need the policies to review what are the general Industry standards. If you could send / post the policies to me, that would be a great help.
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From India, Ahmedabad