Formalized, written HR policies and procedures fulfill a number of important purposes:
Promote compliance with regulations, statutes, and accreditation requirements (e.g. HIPAA, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, CMS, etc)
Reduce interpretation variation and clarify policy intent, purpose and procedures.
Standardize practices across multiple entities within a single organization.
Serve as a resource for staff, particularly new personnel.
Reduce reliance on memory and “brain drain” that occurs when staff leave the company.
The operational challenges associated with drafting (and maintaining) comprehensive written policies place heavy demands on HR leaders and their staff. Given increasing financial pressures and the priority status that must be given to other areas within the HR department, HR leaders may find it difficult to find time to review or update policies and procedures.
Gayle can take that burden off your leaders’ shoulders by providing customized policies and procedures along with employee handbooks, job descriptions, administrative forms and other tools necessary to effectively meet your organizations’ needs and reduce risk. Thus, allowing your HR staff to meet all their other responsibilities.