OWNERS & MANAGERS
Human Resources Policies, Procedures and Programs
and Employee Handbooks
Huntly Duff has particular experience,
skills and interest in establishing straightforward workable Human Resources Policies
& Procedures in growing entrepreneurial organizations.
Develop or update
the essential tools that ensure competitive and consistent conditions and good
communications within your organization.
Usually, HR Policies
& Procedures are articulated through tailor-made:
- Employee handbooks
- Managers' and supervisors' guides
organizations have human resources policies and procedures. Some are informal,
unwritten and often very flexible. Some are part of the organization's "Culture".
Others are clearly written, well communicated and consistently applied. All have
their place. As your organization grows it becomes more important to have clear,
well-communicated and consistently applied policies.
effectiveness and HR Policies.
Successful organizations maintain
a motivated and focused work force through consistent and fair treatment of all
employees. Well executed and well communicated Human Resources Policies & Procedures
contribute to this if they:
- Are easy to communicate;
- Are simple
and easy to administer;
- Meet all legal requirements and reflect any recent
changes to employment related legislation for the jurisdictions where in which
- Respect what worked in the past;
- Take into account plans
for the future;
- Reflect the owners' beliefs and values;
- Help recruit and
retain knowledgeable, skilled and motivated employees.
results can be cost effectively achieved through
well written, and simple to understand Employee Handbooks & Supervisor Guides.
Handbooks & Supervisory Guides
In an organization with
under two hundred employees, an Employee Handbook accompanied by a Supervisor's
Implementation Manual is the most cost effective way of documenting and communicating
policies & procedures. Employee Handbooks are clear and concise but usually
do not cover all eventualities.
Specific details that have
been left out of the Employee Handbook for the sake of simplicity and clarity
are documented in a Supervisor's guide. In addition, a Handbook Log should be
kept at each location.
Maintaining a detailed logbook of all
decisions will summarize how Supervisory guidelines were applied in conjunction
with an Employee Handbook. These records can be useful when determining future
additions to the Supervisory Guide.
can show you how to set up a Handbook Log and a Supervisor's Guide that provides