POLICIES

Company policies are fundamental to creating a great company culture which will ultimately help you attract the best employees. Having policies in place will help employees know what is expected in regards to their behaviours and performance. It also allows both employers and employees to have a single source to refer to around meeting expectations and understanding company and employment law obligations. Our policies are tailored to specific industries and small businesses to offer simple and practical guidelines, advice and resources to support both your business and its employees. No fluff whatsoever.

Policies
 

How it works

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performance & pay policy

This policy details the link between employee performance and the process around company pay reviews.

social media policy

Whether you like it or not, Social Media is an important part of our lives both personally and professionally. This policy outlines the principles and expectations that your employees need to know and understand in relation to the use of social media platforms whilst they are working for you.

 

diversity policy

This policy outlines your company’s commitment to the principles and practices of inclusion and diversity ensuring all employees have equal opportunities in the workplace.

travel policy

This policy details expectations around responsibilities when travelling for business purposes, as well as how to manage company costs and expenses.

 

leave policy

An area that can sometimes be a little blurry, this policy outlines company and employee guidelines and expectations around leave entitlements. These are governed by legislation including public holiday, annual and sick leave, bereavement leave, parental leave, jury service and annual closedown periods.

bullying & harassment policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all employees understand their expectations around their behaviour in the workplace. This relates to preventing and eliminating bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace. To create a healthy working environment, it is critical that your employees know their limits and how they are expected to behave at work.

 

training & development policy

This policy covers company and employee commitments as well as the process for ongoing training and development, allowing for the continuous development of skills, knowledge and career opportunities within your business.

recruitment policy

Finding the right person for the job can be one of the most frustrating tasks in any business. A recruitment policy streamlines this by outlining the recruitment process and procedures, helping you to attract and hire the best people.

 

workplace behaviour policy

To encourage and ensure that all employees are motivated ‘to do the right thing’ and feel safe and respected at work, this policy sets clear-cut guidelines on how employees should treat one another at work, as well as how to deal with clients, suppliers and other third parties.

disciplinary policy

Where disciplinary action is required, it is important to know the right way of going about implementing it. The purpose of this policy is to set out clearly for all employees how the company will deal with disciplinary issues, which may include allegations, complaints and/or performance and behavioural issues.

 

flexible working policy

Times are changing regarding how companies operate their businesses. This policy recognises that businesses want to be agile and consider flexible working arrangements that can benefit both employees and the company, including any personal circumstances that require some flexibility in hours and days of work, or employees who may want to change their working terms and conditions on a temporary or permanent basis.

abandonment policy

If an employee is a no-show at work or goes missing in action and you are unable to get in contact with them after a reasonable amount of time, this policy stipulates what to do in response. It is easy to simply assume the reasons behind why you think they are not at work, but it is essential that you follow correct protocol when this happens to avoid any doubt or misconception when dealing with this situation.

 

it device policy

IT devices are crucial tools to assist employees to perform their duties. This policy ensures that all employees and contractors understand expectations concerning the use and protection of IT devices, both personal and company-owned, whilst working for the company.

drugs & alcohol policy

Above all, it is essential that everyone in your workplace is safe. Drugs and alcohol can impair and affect a person’s ability to work safely and consequently, and create a risk to employees and your workplace health and safety obligations.

 

mobile phone policy

It is very important to be as straightforward with employees as possible with guidelines for the use of mobile devices, so that they understand what their responsibilities are. This policy defines what the company rules are as well as what will assist in reducing company risk of unexpected costs due to damage or loss, should this occur.

motor vehicle policy

This policy details expectations and guidelines for employees who drive vehicles in the course of their work. This policy will apply whether employees are using their own vehicle or one that is provided by the company.

 
 

privacy policy

It is important for you to keep the personal information of all your employees, clients and customers safe and away from prying eyes. This policy outlines the principles for both the company and employees in terms of obligations under the Privacy Act 1993.

business expense policy

In carrying out work obligations, employees may incur expenses that need to be reimbursed by the company. This policy outlines the guidelines and process for employees who may incur expenses in carrying out company duties.

 

lone worker policy

This policy sets out guidelines in relation to employees that are required to work alone. You are obliged to ensure the safety and well-being of all your lone workers by identifying the responsibilities of both the company and employee to minimise any risk in regards to safety.

exit policy

Before an employee’s employment ends, there are a few things that need to happen to make the process as seamless as possible. This policy outlines the requirements of both the employer and employee when their employment comes to an end.

 

working from home policy

If an employee requests alternative or occasional work from home arrangements, this policy outlines in detail the company’s guidelines to address this requirement.

domestic violence policy

New Zealand has the worst rate of domestic violence in the world and is considered one of our most serious social issues. On 1 April 2019 the Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Act 2018 (Act) comes into force whereby doing something about family violence in the workplace acknowledges that our working lives are affected by our home lives.