Businesses deploy policies and procedures to provide their employees with insights into how to conduct themselves, whom to contact in case of emergency, how to perform their tasks, etc. Organisations from all industries are required to deploy HR policies by law, and failing to do so can increase non-compliance costs. 

Human resource management policies and procedures can help with: 

1. Better management of human resources 

Formulating HR policies requires management to gather data, analyse it, and review the basic needs of the organisation and its employees. Reviewing the current human resource management practices allows organisations to implement best practice methods of managing staff.  

2. Consistent treatment of employees 

Workplace discrimination can be regarded as one of the biggest challenges that adversely affect the operations and work environment in an organisation. Behaviours such as employee favouritism and any form of discrimination based on gender, age, ethnicity, etc., can also limit the recruitment of new talent in the organisation. Having strict and well-defined HR policies can help ensure each employee is treated respectfully regardless of their background. This consistent treatment makes employees feel valued and encouraged to perform better. Gaining the reputation of being a fair employer can also increase the recruitment and retention of highly talented employees.  

3. Establishing a standard of performance 

Having loosely defined or lack of standards of performance demonstrates poor management. Employees may not even know how much work is expected from them and which areas they need to focus on. Implementing a system containing HR policies that clearly define the performance standards for all employees is a major step towards better performance management. Not only do the employees know what standard of performance is expected from them, but management can also actively participate in enhancing employee knowledge and reducing the skill gap through the performance management system in an HRMS. 

4. Boost employee morale 

The employee experience is enhanced when employees know what they need to do, how their performance will be measured, whom to contact in case of safety incidents and security breaches, how to manage their data, how to conduct themselves at work, etc. Organisations can provide their employees with a better work experience using well-designed and formulated HR policies. This, in turn, helps boost employee morale and loyalty, especially when HR policies reflect principles of justice and equality. Ensuring employee growth using effective employee performance management and learning and training management can also make employees engage more and perform better. 

5. Resolve conflict easily 

Sound human resource policies and procedures are key to resolving all conflicts at workplaces. These conflicts can be interpersonal or intergroup. Employees can refer to the HR policies in place if they encounter any conflicts within the organisation that can directly or indirectly negate the goals and interests of the organisation and/or harm their work. This also translates into empowering employees enough to cope with conflicts effectively. 


Organisations without effective human resource management policies have greater management challenges than those with a defined structure. Human resource management systems can help employees learn more about these policies and enhance their performance.  

Sentrient’s HR helps organisations create, upload, and assign their HR policies to employees. It also features more than 40 pre-built HR policy templates that can be downloaded and optimised based on your organisation’s requirements. Contact us today for more information on automating HR policies and procedures in your organisation.