Interview Question --Answers Me Its Urgent - CiteHR
Kesava Pillai
Occupational Safety & Health
It Management
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Handwriting Analysis, Employee Relations,
Hr Generalist
Sharad Shah
Food And Agro Projects
Hr Consultant
Core Strength Is Relationships
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Hi seniors, What can be the most appropriate answer fo the below interview question: What is the most essential thing that you consider while formulating any HR policy? Regards Villis
this is a tricky qstn. i would say the current need for it to form and its impact on everyone else.
Plan of action according to the organisation requirement is most essential to the HR policy.
Ex:One of HR policy of Indian Railways is to provide equal employment opportunities to the minorty sections,personnel policy is to fill 15%&7.5% of the vacancies from those belonging to SC & ST respectively.

I would say, any HR Policy must take two factors into consideration while formulating.
1. Does it have a positive impact on the human resources (i.e., employee/workforce)?
2. Does it have a positive impact on the company?
HR Policies to be effective, must be employee-friendly and benefit the company. And there needs to be a balance between these two. Some HR policies tip the balance scale towards the employer (company) and result in employee-unfriendliness and loss to the company in the long run.

It should have a positive impact on both the employer and the employee. Its strength is measured by how user-friendly it is. It should not be draconian.
Dear Villis,
Thanks for the query.
I take this oportunity to suggest to memebers to kindly search the web before posting our query, to get quicker answers.

For example, had you searched the web using Google, you would have found the Policy Document of Nestles at'
found at HR POlicies + basis for effectiveness - Google Search
Here is an extract from that
They are in essence flexible and dynamic and may require adjustment to a variety of circumstances. Therefore its implementation will be inspired by sound judgement, compliance with local market laws and common sense, taking into account the specific context. (I have altered the font to Bold.)

I hope that answers your question.
Best wishes
A retired academic in UK

Dear Villis;
I am not from HR, but to my perception the right answer to your question should be, “Attitude and vision of the management or owner" is the most important for any policy approval and implementation. I worked as a marketing consultant with several companies and I also have formulated marketing policy and strategy (sort term and long term) and the success of my strategy was mainly dependent on the vision and attitude of the owner or the high level managerial staff. I hope most seniors will have the same experience.
His Blessings;
Sharad Shah

I think the most important thing while making the HR policy is to understand the nature of business,the industry,the employees, & the existing government regulations regarding labour laws.

Dear Vills
Asha malhotra came close to it...
2 important factors that always guide my efforts in formulating any HR policy are:
1. Internal and External considerations
2. Longterm and legal implications.
N Ramamurthy

Dear Villis,
Re: Interview question --Answers me its urgent
Answer is organization's goal and needed behavior requirement of employees in every respect to suit the goal.
Good luck,
Kesava Pillai

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