What are HR policies & procedures?
Whilst wellbeing is typically viewed in terms of the individual employee, it also both affects and is affected by the business environment within which they operate.
Since human resources (HR) is the field where the needs of the business and the needs of its employees intersect, it performs a key role in balancing any tension between these.
Consequently, well-defined HR policies and procedures are essential for effectively managing the everyday business practicalities surrounding employee wellbeing.
Why do HR policies & procedures matter?
Having a comprehensive, consistent, and unambiguous set of HR documents and processes in place manages employee expectations, provides line-managers with a consistent framework within which to operate, and ensures legal compliance for the business.
Such high-quality HR policies and procedures offer protection for employees against many aspects of employment that can have a negative impact on their wellbeing (eg bullying & harassment), as well as ensuring that they themselves are treated fairly should any wellbeing-related issues arise (eg excessive absence, poor performance).
In addition to directly benefiting employees, the provision of such support offers an excellent return-on-investment (ROI) in terms of mitigating against a number of significant business risks:
How can we help you with HR policies & procedures?
Since we also run a 5-star rated and multi-award winning HR consultancy, we are ideally placed to help you develop the ideal set of HR policies and procedures for your business.