No matter how many people you employ, there are some policies that are must haves and others that you really should have. Here we give you a few examples that you can adapt for your own organisation, and some pointers on other policies you might want to consider.
Having a code of conduct allows you to clearly identify the standards of behaviour you expect from your employees. This makes it easier to initiate disciplinary procedures.
We recommend that you have clear policies covering how sickness absence and capability concerns will be managed, including occupational health involvement.
If you offer any enhancements to statutory schemes for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption leave or sick pay, these should be set out in policies. Where you allow employees to work overtime to either take as time off in lieu (TOIL) or to be paid, your rules around management approval, maximum amounts that can be accrued and pay rates should be clearly set out.