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Policy & Procedures

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

All 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.

Organizational 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 you operate;
  • 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.

These results can be cost effectively achieved through well written, and simple to understand Employee Handbooks & Supervisor Guides.

Employee 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.

We can show you how to set up a Handbook Log and a Supervisor's Guide that provides optimum coverage.