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Policies, Handbooks: Samples and Examples

Policies, handbooks and procedures provide guidance for fair and consistent staff treatment. They are most useful when applied as guidelines rather than as rules and laws. Use these examples to guide the development of your policies, handbooks and procedures. The sample policies, procedures and handbooks provided have not been reviewed by an attorney. Consult your own attorney for review.
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Develop an Employee Handbook
Do you need a list that outlines the table of contents of a comprehensive employee handbook? Here are the policies, procedures, and professional behavioral expectations found in many employee handbooks.

Develop an Employee Handbook
Want to develop, write, implement an distribute a comprehensive employee handbook? See why you might.

Policy Samples, Checklists, Sample Forms, and Sample Procedures for Businesses
Here are sample policies, checklists, procedures, forms, and examples of Human Resources tools. You may adapt these samples to develop your own in your organization.

Share Sample Human Resources Policies, Checklists, and Forms
Have you created Human Resources sample policies, checklists, or forms? Want to share your sample Human Resources policies, checklists, forms, and procedures with the HR community? Free Human Resources samples are tough to find. In the spirit of sharing, please submit your personally developed free Human Resources samples. The HR samples you submit may not be copied from another source and must b…

I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
The Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) is the form that is required by the Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to document eligibility for employment in the United States. All employees, citizens and noncitizens, hired after November 6, 1986, must complete Section 1 of this form at the time of...

Internet and Email Policy
Do you need a straightforward sample email and Internet policy? Feel free to use this sample policy as the basis for your work email and Internet policies. This policy sample is not to be construed as legal advice.

How to Develop and Write a Policy
You want to ensure a well-organized, safe, harmonious work environment for employees. To do this, you need policies and procedures. But, not too many and developed thoughtfully. Find out more about developing policies.

Smoke Free Workplace Policy for Your Company
This smoke free workplace policy guarantees that employees, customers and guests will not be subjected to second hand smoke in the workplace. No smoking and no tobacco products are allowed. Read more about this smoke free workplace policy.

How to Recruit and Hire the Best: A Checklist for Success
Want to recruit and hire a superior workforce? This checklist will help you systematize your hiring process. The checklist helps you keep track of your recruiting efforts. It communicates both the recruiting and the hiring process and progress in recruiting to the hiring manager. Take a look and provide feedback.

Concealed Weapons Sample Policy
This is a sample, simple concealed weapons policy for workplaces. Please utilize this policy to form the basis for your work concealed weapons policy. This concealed weapons policy sample is not to be construed as legal advice.

Performance Management: Sample Performance Development Plan Form
Need a performance development planning form that enables you to write and track the work performance and development goals of employees? Here is a sample form to use.

How to Reduce the Cost of Advertising: Ad Adventures
It’s expensive to advertise available positions in newspaper classifieds and online. You can significantly reduce the cost of online advertising and classified advertising with a bit of effort and rewriting. The cost savings is definitely worth your time. Want to know more? I'll share a recent experience.

Why Job Descriptions Are Good Business
The job description is a communication tool significant for your organization's success. A poorly-written job description creates workplace confusion, hurts communication, and makes people feel as if they don't know what is expected from them. Read words of wisdom and warning about job descriptions.

Absenteeism Policies and Information
Absenteeism policies and procedures are defined and links are provided to helpful sites. Part of the Human Resources site glossary.

Sick Leave Abuse: A Chronic Workplace Ill?
Unscheduled employee absences are increasing. If you apply creative strategies to leave, attendance, and absenteeism management, you can keep people coming to work. You'll increase workplace productivity and add value to your bottom line!

Drug Testing/Screening Mandatory Federal Guidelines
Interested in drug testing and screening guidelines? Here are the Federal guidelines.

Paid Time Off
Good discussion at salary.com of attendance policies, average numbers of days off per year per employee longevity, Paid Time Off (PTO), sick leave, bereavement leave, jury duty and more. Well worth a read, especially for U.S. employers.

Personnel File Contents
The Management Advantage, Inc. provides great advice about what to include and what not to include in a personnel file. Do yours make the grade?

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