Top Five Must Have Policies for the Workplace

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

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Top 5 written company policies that you should have


When things go wrong in the workplace, one of the first questions asked is, “What does the policy say?” If the policy isn’t written and communicated, you run the risk of jeopardizing the company’s reputation and profitability. The costs of badly written policies extend beyond financial results. Internally, non-existent or sloppy policies can mean the demise of employee engagement and productivity.

Consider policies as the rules within an organization. While this may seem boring or even constraining, rules can actually make the workplace run more smoothly. If you think about rules in a sports game, you realize that rules are downright important. And when they’re written, well-communicated, and easily accessible, then the workplace can better focus its attention on business priorities.

Unfortunately, too many organizations neglect to write down their policies. This is especially true of small and fast-growing companies. Policies seem too heavy or too formal. Conversely, policies that are outdated, appear to be too vague or too weak can create an environment of potential legal actions against the company.

This course is designed to provide you with the top 5 written company policies that you should have. The information can be used as a checklist for policies that you already have in place. As well, if you don’t yet have an employee handbook, this course will give you the 5 foundations policies to build upon.

Areas Covered

• Discover the 5 most effective policies that your company should have – even if you don’t yet have an employee         handbook. 

• Understand each policy’s purpose in order to strengthen your workplace practices and culture.

• Understand the implications of these policies from the employer’s standpoint, including potential risks and                  complications.

• Reveal best practices of what to include in each policy including often-overlooked considerations. 

Who will Benefit

• Human resources professionals at all levels

• Senior leaders including executive leaders

• Legal counsel – internal and external

• Business owners in companies without in-house HR professionals

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies

Speaker Profile

Melveen Stevenson

Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and executive coaching.

Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.

Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

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