HR Policies

Why do you need HR policies?

Some employment policies are mandatory from the moment you employ your first employee. However they are far more important than just a piece of paper on a shelf. Good employment policies are the bedrock of how you manage your people. They give clear guidance of the parameters that employees are expected to operate within, thus giving them clear direction and freedom to work within those constraints.

Good HR policies also give clear guidance on what to do when things don’t go so well. They give managers and employees alike direction on what to expect if the employee deviates from acceptable practice. This way there are no surprises and all parties will understand the consequences of their actions.

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How and why should I performance manage my team?

Performance Management has always been a tricky thing for organisations to get right. Traditional appraisal processes have relied on formal meetings and the completion of long forms which struggle to genuinely capture the contribution an employee makes to their organisation. Done badly, performance management is less a tool to develop people and more a weapon …

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Why do I need policies?

Why do I need policies? Without policies, it’s impossible for your employees to know where the parameters are in your organisation or what their entitlements are……whether it’s holiday, maternity leave or  absence. Some information can be detailed in the contract but more is needed, especially for more complicated processes like long term sickness absence or …

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Policies: What is your organisation doing about the World Cup?

Summer is here and with it come some of the great sporting tournaments, Wimbledon, Test match cricket at Lords, Stockport County’s pre-season friendlies… Ok so I was joking about the last one, but there is the small matter of the FIFA World Cup which starts next week. The timings are such that many of the …

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Pre-employment checks: Are references worth the paper they are written on?

So you’ve offered a job to your preferred candidate and they’ve accepted. The only thing left to do is to complete pre-employment checks. For most organisations, this includes sending out requests for references from your candidate’s previous employers. But are they worth the paper they are written on? The ‘tombstone’ reference A ‘tombstone’ reference, or …

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