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The Key HR Policies You Need in Your Staff Handbook

14th July 2021

Depending on the size of your business, there is a legal requirement of policies that you need to have when employing staff; like a Health & Safety Policy if you employ 5 or more staff.

The key policies include:

  • Pay
  • Holiday
  • Health & Safety
  • Harassment & Bullying
  • Smoking, alcohol, drugs and substance abuse
  • Equal opportunities & discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Disciplinary & Dismissal
  • Grievance & Appeal
  • Redundancy
  • Data Protection & General Data Protection Resolution (GDPR)

Depending on the size or your business, it is good practice to have additional HR policies. This will give your team clarity in what is expected of them, and how to conduct themselves in your business. This is important to ensure that you face fewer problems and your employees perform effectively.

Therefore, consider some of these additional policies:

  • Benefits in kind
  • Ant-Bribery
  • Rewards, benefits and expenses
  • Confidentiality & intellectual property
  • Patents and copyrights
  • Use of company facilities (phone, email, internet, etc.)
  • Social Media
  • Training and performance improvement
  • Conflict in working for another employer
  • Attendance
  • Right to search
  • Modern slavery

Contact Jonathan Keable on 01752 220377 or 020 3858 9549 if you’d like to arrange your free HR consultation.

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