HR Policy Manual Research Paper

2571 words 11 pages
Human Resources Policy Research Paper
Liberty University
Rebecca Craighead

Abstract All companies must develop, identify, and utilize appropriate human resource policies. These policies are a vital part of running any business. However, it is imperative that each company understands that their human resource functions must be created to meet the unique needs of that company and therefore cannot be lumped together into one tactic. Each company is different based on their size and the nature of their business which requires applicable human resource tactics based on the needs of each individual company. This paper is written to discuss the important aspects of a human resource policy for a small business of 15 to 20 employees.
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(Smith, 2014) When a small business ensures these laws are included within their human resource policies, the company is being proactive in ensuring they are protected if any discrimination issue should arise. (Gómez-Mejía, Balkin, & Cardy, 2012)

Employee Relations Policies and procedures that provide guidelines and rules for both human resources processes and employees is what makes up employee relations. Employee relations cover policies that include employee attendance, mandatory dress code, steps for disciplinary action, and steps taken for work place violence. These policies lay out clear and concise guidelines for company steps and reactions to issues within these areas. By documenting the guidelines for areas such as dress code and attendance, employees are given a concise understanding of the expectations the company has for their behavior. It is vital to have a written plan of action for disciplinary or corrective actions for issues such as misconduct or workplace violence. Laying out guidelines and corrective/disciplinary action plans is advance effectively and efficient promotes positive communication, company consistency and allows for precise documentation practices. (Gómez-Mejía, Balkin, & Cardy, 2012) Other important employment relations processes are areas such as training and career development as well as


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