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3 Reasons To Revise Your Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every business should have a comprehensive policy manual available for all employees. The challenge  is keeping it up-to-date.

 

[This post was previously published in July 2017. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

An organization's policy manual, assuming they have one, is often referred to as their "policies and procedures" manual. This can be a bit misleading, however, as a true policy manual or employee handbook should really only document an organization's policies.

Their procedures should be housed in a separate document, or documents.

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Topics: HR best practices, policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, policy manuals

3 Policy Handbook Best Practices For HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM

A policy, or employee, handbook is a vital tool and resource for any business. But creating one can be a challenge.

 

[This article was originally published in December 2017. It has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current information and trends.]

According to several HR experts, most small businesses do not have a written policy manual or employee handbook, an employee orientation process, or even a proper and documented termination procedure.

Yet all of these tools and processes can be the first line of legal defense to avoid costly employee lawsuits.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

Employers And Political Activity In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 7, 2019 1:57:09 PM

Political expression has always been part of the workplace and addressing employee's political behavior at work has always been a challenge. And it's only gotten harder.

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, california labor law, policy manuals, social media, NLRA

HR Management And Social Media Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM

If your business is like most others today, it is active on social media. But, along with branding and engagement comes potential pitfalls. Do you have a social media policy?

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, cybersecurity, policy manuals, workplace safety, social media

Sexual Harassment Claims And HR Response

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 8, 2018 8:22:02 PM

Sexual harassment claims are on the rise and the burden for a proper and effective response falls primarily on an organization's HR department. But what are the best ways to address claims of workplace misconduct?

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, harassment, employee lawsuits, policy manuals, sexual harassment

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