Every employer, as a minimum, should have both Discipline and Grievance Policies in place as a legal requirement. Some businesses, with five or more employees, must also have a Health and Safety Policy.
Any additional policies you choose to put in place are not legally required, however you are legally required to follow them.
Why Choose Best HR?
Talking to us before implementing policies will prevent you issuing policies that are not required, timing of policies are important to get the balance between too much restriction and control.
At Best, we can develop policies to suit your business needs and help you sustain and grow as an employer allowing you flexibility along the way.
Which Policies Are Right For My Business?
Policies are documents set out by the business and describes how all employees, regardless of their role, are expected to behave at work (and sometimes outside of work). Although most are not legally required, it is expected that businesses would implement the following as a minimum:
- Discipline (legal requirement)
- Grievance (legal requirement)
- Health & Safety (legal requirement)
- Attendance Management
- Holidays Bullying & Harassment (also known as Dignity at Work or Equal Opportunities)
- Data Protection
Depending on the nature, size and sector of the business, as well as current or anticipated future service agreements, will determine the number and combination of policies any business wishes to implement. It is important to know that policies make employees feel safe and an improve on your employer of choice status, however having too many can restrict decisions when rules are formalised.
A Selection Of Our Available Policies
Having an absence policy can bring benefits to your business including high rates of retention and motivation, improved productivity and profitability and aids with attracting candidates.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees health, safety and welfare, understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse or abuse can help you manage safety risks in the workplace.