One stop shop for Policy and Procedure

There are a range of policy and procedures that appear though out AHRI Assist under the relevant topics.

We have created an environment for the collection of these policies and linkages to them in a single space to assist you in finding the policy / procedure you are looking for.

HR Policies and general statements serve to guide decision making and communication with employees. They generally served three (3) purposes:

  • to reassure employees that they will be treated fairly and without prejudice
  • to assist managers and HR to make consistent decisions
  • to give managers and HR the confidence to resolve problems, knowing that they are following the policy and procedure, set out by the organisation, in a consistent manner.

Items covered by HR policies include recruitment and selection, performance management, termination, training and development, equal employment opportunity (EEO), flexible work, promotions and increases.

HR procedures detail precisely what action to be taken in a particular situation – for example the particular steps to be followed when placing someone on a performance improvement plan, giving someone a pay increase or when handling a harassment complaint.  It is important for HR and managers to follow their own policies and procedures and to be seen and trusted to be fair and equitable.

Importance of writing effective Policies and Procedures

HR does not operate in a vacuum so writing effective, current and strategic policies and procedures is vital.  Many internal and external factors continue to impact the workforce, management and HR departments.  External factors may include changes in technology, labour laws and economic conditions, whereas internal changes may comprise organisational culture, strategy, structure and systems.  All of these have a direct impact on HR's objectives, strategies and action plans.

Equal employment legislation, as an example has had a significant impact on Australian industrial relations.  Therefore, it is important for HR to consider these changes and to analyse their short and long term impacts on the workforce and the organisation. Such factors have the potential to hinder organisational success if not appropriately implemented or managed.

Policies and procedures

WHS Policy

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Flexible working arrangements policy

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Flex First Policy Sample

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Alcohol and Drug Policy

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Code of Conduct

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Corrective Action and Discipline Policy

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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

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Managing Unsatisfactory Workplace Performance Policy

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Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Bullying and Harassment (including Sexual) Policy

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