HR Policy, Building on Organisational Goals and Values
Good policy does more than achieve compliance, it is an internal guideline. It guides expectations of managers and employees about what’s expected of them and clearly defines acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, how an organisation should treat its employees and how employees should treat each other. It also reduces the risks of breaches of legislation. Although the specifics of each organisation’s policies may differ, they all should be derived from employment best practice and fit and legislative requirements.
At The BelRose Group we spend a lot of time working with our clients on policy. We know that a good policy can provide many benefits to an organisation but we don’t take a one size fits all approach.
Our advice varies and considers the real need for a new policy, what it adds, setting the right tone, the appropriateness for the workplace as well as the organisational culture.
A policy provides a framework for consistent decision-making and action across an organisation. Policies help ensure that managers and employees are aware of their responsibilities and obligations, and importantly that they understand the consequences of non-compliance.