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Company policies or Codes of Conduct are an important way to ensure your business is protected. Well-drafted and up-to-date workplace policies set minimum employee standards that can be relied on in the event of poor performance or misconduct. Comprehensive procedures also remove any surprises about how an issue or conflict will be dealt with, thereby reducing the likelihood of drawn-out and expensive disputes.
Company policies are a key way in which managers and employees alike are informed of their legal obligations at work, and are advised of their rights in particular situations. Furthermore, unlike employment contracts, policies can be reviewed and amended from time to time, and therefore are an important way in which a company can ensure safe and productive workplaces.
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.
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.
Finding the balance between policies that are easily understood and enforced yet fulfil all legislative requirements of your organisation is not an easy task! However, Workplace Wizards can provide company policies and Codes of Conduct to protect your business from risk.
We prepare and advise on the full range of employment policies and procedures. We prepare and review individual policies and procedures. We also offer packs of must-have policies, tailored to your organisational needs, for a fixed price.
Contact us today to find out about our Policy Pack (including must-have policies which can be tailored to your organisation’s industry-specific needs.Contact Us