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What sort of policies and procedures should you consider having?

by , 17 December 2013
If you're an employer, you know all too well that you need to have policies and procedures in place. But, do you know the type of policies and procedures you should consider having? Read on to find out...

The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says whether you're drawing up policies and procedures for your business from scratch, or you're reviewing what you have in place already, start by asking yourself these very important questions: Why do I want to put in place a particular policy or procedure? And what is its purpose in the business?

So what kind of policies and procedures should you implement?

Which policies and procedures you implement will depend on the size and nature of your business.

You also need to take into account what laws apply and if there're any specific laws or agreements that apply to your industry and to your company.

You need to make sure your policies and procedures don't conflict with the laws or agreements applicable to your business or industry.

Here's a list of the policies and procedures you should consider having

  • Absenteeism and Desertion Policy
  • Affirmative Action Policy
  • Appeal Review Procedure
  • Call Avoidance Policy (for Customer Services Agents)
  • Desertion Procedure Disciplinary Policy
  • Drug-Free Workplace Policy D28
  • Electronic Communication and Security Policy
  • Ethics Policy
  • Gifts Policy
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Incapacity Procedure for Poor Work
  • Performance Policy
  • Independent Contractors Policy Leave:
  • Annual Leave Policy
  • Leave: Family Responsibility Leave Policy
  • Leave: Maternity Leave Policy
  • Leave: Religious Holidays Leave Policy
  • Leave: Special Leave Policy
  • Leave: Unpaid Leave Policy
  • Loan Policy
  • Overtime Policy
  • Performance Review Policy
  • Policies and Procedures overview
  • Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Retirement Policy
  • Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Smoking Policy
  • Training Costs Policy


Please note that this isn't a comprehensive list – there could be other policies you need or want to include. But don't just put a policy in place for the sake of it. Only implement it if you need to, and then remember to keep it simple!

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