HR POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL TEMPLATE
Note: Delete this and the next 2 pages once you complete tailoring the template for your own business.
Who should use this template?
This manual is designed to be used by any Small business owner or operator who employs people in their business.
Why use a HR policy and procedure manual?
In short this manual helps you to establish robust structure and a basic set rules that you will use to manage your people on a day to day basis.
This is important because using a structured approach from day one will help you to ensure:
• that: you meet your basic legal obligations
• that you help your people managers to make consistent and reliable decisions – this promotes a culture of fairness
• that you have established a clear understanding of expectations, rules and consequences
• that you welcome and introduce your employees to your business and their new job
It takes some effort to complete, but brings definite long-term benefits as it will minimise the incidence of people reverting to their own set of rules which in turn reduces disputes or grievances caused by confusion, and it adds to the overall professionalism of your business operations.
How to complete this template
Designed to be customised
This template for a HR manual is made up of example topics and sections. It is completely customisable based on your specific requirements, in fact the more time you spend tailoring it to your specific requirements the more effective it will be.
Include what you must and can comply with
This document should be used in conjunction with your contract of employment, and any specific company procedures and processes. Only include the commitments you are confident you can comply with, make sure you update and review the document regularly.
Important: You may have legal obligations to your employees under an employment or industrial agreement such as an award, workplace agreement or employment contract....