The below mentioned are the 10 important policies and the purpose they serve; every organization should implement.
- Code of Conduct :
This policy sets out a common code of conduct for all employees that are intended to guide ethical social behaviour and decision making. This policy includes workplace behaviour, communication, respect and helps build an unprejudiced work environment.
- Leave :
A leave policy establishes the rules that govern the type and count of leaves every employee is entitled to. This may include paid leaves, unpaid leaves, maternity/paternity leaves as required by the local laws. A clearly documented leave policy establishes the expectations of both the employers and the employees.
- Attendance :
An attendance policy clearly defines work hours and includes rules for absenteeism, late coming and tardiness. It defines disciplinary action for such instances and answers all questions pertaining to the discipline expected of employees.
- Travel :
A travel policy is a set of documented guidelines created by the organisation for its employee’s business travel. It typically outlines each employee’s entitlement of mode of travel and stays based on levels/grades.
- Prevention of Sexual Harassment :
The purpose of this policy is to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at work and it outlines the prevention and complaint redressal process for sexual harassment cases. A Prevention of Sexual Harassment policy and its implementation is a statutory requirement for all organisations employing more than 10 employees.
- Information Security :
An Information security policy is a set of policies issued by an organization to ensure that all information technology users within the domain of the organization or its networks comply with rules and guidelines related to the security of the information stored digitally at any point in the network or within the organization’s boundaries of authority.
- Internet & Email :
An Internet and Email acceptable use policy is a written document that sets out practices and restrictions regarding the use of company technology and IT infrastructure. It lists out what employees can and can’t do when using corporate computers, networks, websites or systems.
- Work Health & Safety :
A work health and safety policy sets out the organisations approach and commitment along with the safeguards put in place towards managing the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, visitors and anyone else who may be affected by the company’s business operations.
- Grievance :
A grievance policy provides a mechanism for all employees to raise any complaints or grievances at the workplace. The policy ensures all such grievances are addressed promptly and a fair redressal is provided to the complainant.
- Exit & Separation :
The objective of this policy is to ensure a smooth separation from the company. This policy is essential to identify and analyze the reasons of employee exit and to try and retain good talent.