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    Writing Effective Policies and Procedures


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    Please note: this event is run by the Small Business Development Corporation for small business owners in Western Australia only.

    Human resource (HR) policies are an essential tool in a business, providing employees with an understanding of expected standards while providing guidelines for how the business should operate. In this workshop, you will learn the importance of HR policies and the difference between a policy and a procedure. 

    Go through the step by step process of structuring and writing a HR policy for your business using a policy template as your guide. Learn how to communicate your policies to your employees and the steps you can take if there is a policy breach.

    Uncover the key HR policies that you need to prepare for your business to ensure you are protected as an employer.

    This topic covers:
    • How HR policies can protect employers
    • Identify the key HR policies you need for your business
    • Differentiate between a policy and a procedure
    • How to structure and write an effective HR policy
    • Communicating your policies to ensure they are understood and adhered to by employees
    • How to handle a policy breach

    This workshop is for business owners looking to prepare human resource policies for their small business. 

    The facilitator of this topic, Life at Work specialises in providing HR support for small to medium sized businesses who may not have a dedicated internal HR team, or require a little extra help for their existing HR team. Their tailored solution-focused HR services are a cost-effective alternative to meet the needs of its clients.

    Important booking information

    Got a query? Check our Workshop Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with us at workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au. 

    Bookings are limited to two tickets each, however you can make more than one booking. If you are booking for more than one person, please provide each person's email address so they receive our emails with important links and downloads.

    To book for larger groups, please contact us on 133 140 or email workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

    If you cannot attend, please cancel so your place can be made available to another business owner. You can cancel your booking from the update order button on your order confirmation email. Cancellations and refunds for paid workshops can be made up to 24 hours before the workshop starts.

    Additional information for workshops

    We are committed to supporting all WA small business owners, including those with diverse needs. Our workshops are delivered in a variety of buildings, locations and formats. If you would like further information about accessing a particular workshop, please email workshops@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au or call 133 140.


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