How to Draft HR Policies in Coordination with Your HR Department

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If you are a business owner, then you know that having good HR policies in place is critical to the success of your company.

But what if you don’t have an HR department? Or what if you do have an HR department, but they’re swamped with other work and can’t help you draft your policies?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we discuss how to draft HR policies in coordination with your HR department (or without one, if necessary). So read on for tips and tricks that will make the process easier for everyone!

What Is a HR Strategy?

A human resources strategy is a plan that helps an organization achieve its overall business goals by better utilizing its human capital – its employees. This strategy should be aligned with the organization’s business goals, and it should take into account the current and future needs of the company.

Why HR Policies Are Important

Well-written and up-to-date policies protect your business from liability. If an employee violates company policy, you can point to the relevant section in your employee handbook and state that the employee knew what they were doing was wrong. This can shield you from legal action, as well as bad publicity.

In addition, good HR policies improve employee morale and motivation. When employees know what is expected of them, they are more likely to be productive and happy in their work.

Finally, strong HR policies help you attract and retain top talent. Good employees want to work for companies that have their act together, and that includes having thorough HR policies.

Consider Using an Employee Management Platform

If you want an easier way to manage your employees and your HR policies, consider using an employee management platform. These platforms can help you track employee vacation days, sick days, work hours, and more.

It’s important to research a couple of options and check customer reviews. One option is, which helps you manage employees easier. Platforms like this, cloud-based software, can help you keep track of which employees have read and consented to your company’s policies. This can be a valuable tool for small businesses that do not have an HR department.

Figure What Kind of Policies You Need

Do you need a policy for vacation days? For sick days? For work hours? For dress code?

Once you have figured out what kinds of policies you need, you can draft your HR policies. If you’re working with an HR department, they will be able to help you with this step. If you are not working with an HR department, then you can either look up template policies online or reach out to a lawyer or other professional for assistance.

States like California have strict laws to prevent wage theft and poor working conditions, and to ensure employees are properly compensated for any job-related injuries. Employees looking for help can contact a California employment law lawyer for help, and employers can also get advice from attorneys specializing in employment law.

Get Your Policies Approved

Once you draft HR policies, the next step is to get them approved by your company’s management team.

This step is important because it ensures that everyone is on the same page and increases the likelihood that your team will enforce the policies they establish. An HR department, they will usually handle this step for you. If you are not working with an HR department, then you will need to present your policies to management independently and follow up as needed until they’re approved.

Enforce Your Policies

The final step is to actually enforce your policies!

Make sure employees follow the policies you’ve laid out, and ensure they understand the consequences if they do not. If you aren’t working with an HR department, then you will need to make sure that someone is responsible for enforcing the policies.


These are just a few tips on how to draft HR policies in coordination with your HR department. By following these steps, you can ensure that your policies are drafted correctly and that your employees are following them.

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