Workplace policies – why are they important?

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‘Why do we need a bullying policy? We all get on like a house on fire’ is something I’ve heard numerous times over the years from business owners, whenever the word policies is mentioned.

There are three good reasons why your business should have a suite of workplace policies: 1. They set the standard of behaviour and performance expected of employees and provide clear parameters around what is and isn’t acceptable in your workplace. 2. They reduce the risk of problems in the workplace. Employees know
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Drug & Alcohol Policies in your workplace can prevent serious injury, disciplinary action and financial costs...

The absence of policies in an organisation is like driving in the dark without headlights.  Without any sense of direction, you are exposing yourself to high risk situations.

A policy is more than just words on a page that management have conjured up. A policy is a plan and guide for employees and employers to fo

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Did the penalty fit the crime?.... Following his termination, a manager has failed in his bid to argue that, among other purchases, 14 massages were a "reasonable business expense". Over the past year, the engineer had purchased 14 massages, a blender, an Australia Day t-shirt, singlet and two boxer shorts, a pair of gym shoes and shorts, a three metre extension lead, a backpack, a duffle bag, two bathmats, a cooler bag, vitamins and a heater using his business credit card. Following an investigation, the company di
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