Four types of effective company policies

Company policies generally set out the rules, requirements, entitlements and expectations applicable in a particular workplace. However, company policies should not be lengthy lists of ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for employees to rigidly follow – as this may not have much of an effect on motivating employee compliance. Instead, it is important that employers design and institute policy that is reasonable can easily be understood and is readily enforceable.


Personal, carers, compassionate leave policy. Community service leave policy.


Code of Conduct. Discrimination policy. Bullying and harassment policy. Social media policy. Disciplinary policy.


Motor vehicle policy. Dress code policy (ex. grooming and tattoos). Email, internet use and computer policy.


Occupational Health and Safety. Equal opportunity policy. Recruitment policy.

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Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie

Mark is passionate about helping Australian businesses efficiently resolve their industrial relations issues. Mark has demonstrated proficiency advising managers, executives and boards of small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as some of Australia’s best-known companies, on both litigious and non-litigious matters.

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