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LEVEL 1 - COURSE 6: ESSENTIALS OF POLICY MANUALS

Event Info

Location: Course Delivered Online
Date: July 13, July 16, July 20: 10 - 11:30am & July 23: 10am - 12:30pm CDT

Course Info

Program Outline
Policy Manuals are a critical component in HR, providing guidance and clarity of rules and processes to employees. Time spent now pays off later! Consistency is crucial in the workplace and is reached using policy manuals. This program will enable participants to understand the different dynamics of HR policies including how to structure and write effective policies and procedures.

Topics and activities include:
• Purpose of HR policies and procedures in organizations
• Federal/provincial legislation and the necessity of updates
• Identifying the challenges and chaos created by policy issues
• Steps required in developing new policies
• What are the issues – case studies
• Adapting policy to your organizational culture
• Methodologies for creating a table of contents
• Writing style with the reader in mind
• Processes for rewriting policies and making changes
• Reviewing sample policies and procedures
• Critiquing and assessing your policy manual
• Be on guard for new legislation changes
• Policy pitfalls
• Setting your policy manual style and tone
• Challenges that occur during implementation
• Managing organizational change required by policy change
• Overcoming employee resistance to new or changed policies
• Planning your policy roll out and the importance of training
• The purpose of employee acknowledgement

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