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HR Policies and Procedures in the Workplace

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What are HR policies and procedures?

HR policies and procedures are a set of guidelines and protocols created by a business to ensure a consistent and fair working environment, promoting behaviours and standards that a business expects from its employees. Ultimately, these policies and procedures are designed to ensure consistency, fairness, legal compliance, and provide clarity across the business. They provide a framework for both employees and management to understand their rights, responsibilities, and expectations.

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Your framework may be made up of a number of different policies and procedures covering a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) recruitment and selection, employee onboarding, performance management, grievance handling, privacy, attendance and leave, workplace health and safety, code of conducts and continued education. These policies and procedures vary depending on the organisation’s size, industry, and legal requirements. These policies should also be regularly updated to reflect changes in your business and should reflect any changes in legislation.

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What are HR policies and procedures?

HR policies and procedures are a set of guidelines and protocols created by a business to ensure a consistent and fair working environment, promoting behaviours and standards that a business expects from its employees. Ultimately, these policies and procedures are designed to ensure consistency, fairness, legal compliance, and provide clarity across the business. They provide a framework for both employees and management to understand their rights, responsibilities, and expectations.

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Your framework may be made up of a number of different policies and procedures covering a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) recruitment and selection, employee onboarding, performance management, grievance handling, privacy, attendance and leave, workplace health and safety, code of conducts and continued education. These policies and procedures vary depending on the organisation’s size, industry, and legal requirements. These policies should also be regularly updated to reflect changes in your business and should reflect any changes in legislation.

Improve HR policies and procedures in the workplace

Maintaining compliant and regularly updated HR policies is essential to reduce risk and to protect your business. Our HR Partners are backed by legal professionals, and have a suite of regularly updated best practice policies and procedures. Throughout your strategic planning process, our HR experts will be able to identify any gaps and implement the relevant policies and procedures to help reduce risk across your business and improve organisation wide transparency. The industrial landscape in Australia is complex and ever-changing so it is important that you’re partnering with HR professionals, like our HR Partners, who are keeping themselves up to date and regularly adjusting their practices. To ensure you remain confident in your practices, our HR Partners offer HR Tools that ensure you:

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Conduct a Compliance Audit

It is important to stay updated on the changes made to employment legislation, and to monitor current practices to consistently meet these regulations. Conducting a regular compliance audit can make sure that you are reviewing your workforce in light of any changing business conditions.

Review HR Policies

HR policies and procedures in the workplace are designed to adapt and evolve with your business and legislation. They should be regularly reviewed and improved in light of best practice initiatives.

Learn your award coverage and obligations

Knowing your award coverage and obligations is essential to remain compliant. Your unique industry conditions can be based on factors such as your business’s size, your industry, and your area of operation.

Review contracts and documents

Contracts and documents should be under continual review in order to stay current and compliant. These documents should be written or reviewed by experts to reduce risks or claims.

Protecting your business

Policies and procedures can be important in the event of any disputes, employee relations issues or claims. Your policies and procedures can protect your business in the event of any claims, setting clear expectations and accountabilities on both the employer and employee.

Improve HR policies and procedures in the workplace

Maintaining compliant and regularly updated HR policies is essential to reduce risk and to protect your business. Our HR Partners are backed by legal professionals, and have a suite of regularly updated best practice policies and procedures. Throughout your strategic planning process, our HR experts will be able to identify any gaps and implement the relevant policies and procedures to help reduce risk across your business and improve organisation wide transparency. The industrial landscape in Australia is complex and ever-changing so it is important that you’re partnering with HR professionals, like our HR Partners, who are keeping themselves up to date and regularly adjusting their practices. To ensure you remain confident in your practices, our HR Partners offer HR Tools that ensure you:

 

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Learn your award coverage and obligations

Knowing your award coverage and obligations is essential to remain compliant. Your unique industry conditions can be based on factors such as your business’s size, your industry, and your area of operation.

Review contracts and documents

Contracts and documents should be under continual review in order to stay current and compliant. These documents should be written or reviewed by experts to reduce risks or claims.

Conduct a Compliance Audit

It is important to stay updated on the changes made to employment legislation, and to monitor current practices to consistently meet these regulations. Conducting a regular compliance audit can make sure that you are reviewing your workforce in light of any changing business conditions.

Review HR Policies

HR policies and procedures in the workplace are designed to adapt and evolve with your business and legislation. They should be regularly reviewed and improved in light of best practice initiatives.

Protecting your business

Policies and procedures can be important in the event of any disputes, employee relations issues or claims. Your policies and procedures can protect your business in the event of any claims, setting clear expectations and accountabilities on both the employer and employee.

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Your HR Policies roadmap

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Get in touch

Connect with professionals to discuss what HR solution best aligns with your business. Whether you’re navigating employee relations, performance management, or strategic workforce planning, our HR policy experts offer tailored guidance to help you make informed decisions that align with your business’s goals. Your HR Partner can help you implement HR best practices, drive a positive workplace culture, and ensure compliance within your industry regulations.

Access resources written by experts

Gain access to the knowledge and insights of HR policies and procedures with comprehensive resources crafted by HR professionals. These resources are informative guides that outline management skills, along with practical HR advice and strategies. From clear communication and team collaboration, to strategic decision-making and personal growth, these shared resources help ensure employee wellbeing, high-performance and reduced turnover.

Uncover gaps in your business

Identifying and addressing HR policy gaps is a pivotal step in driving growth, team development, and productive practices. By conducting a comprehensive assessment, HR Partners can help outline areas where HR policies and procedures can be improved, ensuring no practice is hindering team effectiveness and overall performance. Recognising these gaps allows HR experts to offer tailored and targeted training and development initiatives that nurture business potential and drive a more productive team structure.

Find your solution

After a detailed analysis of your current processes, practices, and policies, your HR Partner can craft a development plan that improves upon highlighted gaps. Mapped out by HR experts, your Partner will guide you through each process and provide training and support to ensure improved policies and procedures, team management, and overall business development. Working alongside your team, your HR Partner will offer a reactive approach that adapts to any changes within your organisation.

Get results

Our HR Partners are results driven, and work with your business and managers to ensure a pathway to success is implemented into your practice. Through comprehensive advice, software, and proactive training, your Partner can help you manage compliance policies to drive growth, improve employee engagement, and develop a high-performance culture.

Get in touch

Connect with professionals to discuss what HR solution best aligns with your business. Whether you’re navigating employee relations, performance management, or strategic workforce planning, our HR policy experts offer tailored guidance to help you make informed decisions that align with your business’s goals. Your HR Partner can help you implement HR best practices, drive a positive workplace culture, and ensure compliance within your industry regulations.

Access resources written by experts

Gain access to the knowledge and insights of HR policies and procedures with comprehensive resources crafted by HR professionals. These resources are informative guides that outline management skills, along with practical HR advice and strategies. From clear communication and team collaboration, to strategic decision-making and personal growth, these shared resources help ensure employee wellbeing, high-performance and reduced turnover.

Uncover gaps in your business

Identifying and addressing HR policy gaps is a pivotal step in driving growth, team development, and productive practices. By conducting a comprehensive assessment, HR Partners can help outline areas where HR policies and procedures can be improved, ensuring no practice is hindering team effectiveness and overall performance. Recognising these gaps allows HR experts to offer tailored and targeted training and development initiatives that nurture business potential and drive a more productive team structure.

Find your solution

After a detailed analysis of your current processes, practices, and policies, your HR Partner can craft a development plan that improves upon highlighted gaps. Mapped out by HR experts, your Partner will guide you through each process and provide training and support to ensure improved policies and procedures, team management, and overall business development. Working alongside your team, your HR Partner will offer a reactive approach that adapts to any changes within your organisation.

Get results

Our HR Partners are results driven, and work with your business and managers to ensure a pathway to success is implemented into your practice. Through comprehensive advice, software, and proactive training, your Partner can help you manage compliance policies to drive growth, improve employee engagement, and develop a high-performance culture.

Automate & Streamline Processes with HR Software

Get a free consultation with one of our business experts and learn how we can help your business grow.

Automate & Streamline Processes with HR Software

Get a free consultation with one of our business experts and learn how we can help your business grow.

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FAQs

Questions?

We have answers.

What is an employee handbook?

An employee handbook refers to a document that is given to employees to outline the business’s policies, culture, and expectations of behaviour. With the introduction of HR Software and Technology, the employee handbook in its traditional form is now being digitised with the ability to view and acknowledge induction content online.

What are safety procedures when implementing HR policies?

Safety procedures when implementing HR policies include all physical and physiological dangers. A safety policy may include an alcohol policy, a sexual harassment policy, a compliant disciplinary action policy, inclusion surrounding religious beliefs, culture, and ethnicity policies, along with any other harassment policy that would make the workplace safe.

What does a workplace policy consist of?

A workplace policy includes any HR policies that support the HR function. This could include work health safety (WHS policies), implementing policies that are legally required, implementing clear guidance on the company’s mission, disciplinary action and disciplinary measures, safety policies, creating a positive work environment, and working on employee grievances.

What are examples of essential HR policies?

HR policies involve employment law, sexual harassment policies, security measures to protect employees from physical and psychological harm. An HR policy acts like a safety policy to protect the business and all employees within it.

Can HR strategies and HR procedures manage business risks?

Yes, HR strategies can implement strategies that protect businesses and manage business risks. This is achieved by ensuring compliance, and fixing areas where a business may be failing to meet their obligations.

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