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19 2013

Preparing Effective Policies and Handbooks

Syndicated from: Canadian Youth Business Foundation

The webinar will discuss why policies and handbooks are important and strategies for developing or updating your policies and handbooks. You will be provided with tools for determining the laws that are applicable to your company and resources for developing an employee handbook. Why Should You Attend: Regardless of the size of your organization, policies and employee handbooks are useful tools. They can limit your liability as an organization and set the culture for your business. Policies and handbooks help you communicate your compliance with laws to your employees. Handbooks and policies help ensure your employees know your expectations, understand the rules of conduct in your company and are aware of benefits. Policies and handbooks are vital communications tools between your company and your employees. Well-prepared policies and handbooks can protect the employer from potential litigation and aid in defending against claims. At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have had in understanding employee policies and handbooks. Areas Covered in the Webinar: -Why Employee Policies and Handbooks are Important -Policies to Include Based on Number of Employees “Must Have” Policies to Include -Options for Developing an Employee Handbook -Employee Acknowledgements of Policies and Handbooks -Effectively Training Employees about Policies and Handbooks -Updating and Maintaining Policies and Handbooks Who Will Benefit : -Human resources managers and staff Involved in preparing and updating HR policies and books -Business Owners – Even employers with 1 employee need policies and handbooks! -Human resources consultants whose practice includes preparing and updating HR policies and handbooks Instructor Profile: Gayla Sherry, is President of Gayla R. Sherry Associates, Inc., an Oklahoma-based consulting firm established in 1995; the firm’s mission is to improve employee morale, retention and productivity by providing human resources services. The firm has conducted many engagements with a wide range of clients, including financial services, health care, government, higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations. Projects include HR Audits, developing policies, procedures, handbooks, job descriptions, Affirmative Action plans, management training, employee relations, mediating conflict and conducting internal investigations.

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