The Sentrient online human resource management policy templates support small and medium businesses and larger organisations in Australia and New Zealand with their workplace relations and safety program. The online workplace compliance policies include anti-bullying and harassment, cybersecurity, internet and social medial, equal employment opportunity, health and wellbeing, infection prevention and control, work health and safety, working from home and more. These online HR management policies and procedures can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your organisation.
They can also be compiled to form an HR policy and procedure manual and employment guidelines for your business. You can change as little or as much of the HR policy templates as you like. Some sections of the content may be governed by state and federal legislation. It is important that you seek your own human resources and legal advice and that you maintain these HR policies as legislation changes and to meet the human resource management requirements of your organisation.
Regardless of the size of your business or industry sector that you are in, HR management policies and procedures are an essential part of your workplace relations and safety program. Policies are important because they address key areas of HR and workplace governance, risk and compliance. Organisational policies and procedures help you to set and maintain standards, drive accountability, ensure consistent decision making and to let people know where to go for help if they need it. Unfortunately, many businesses do not have a reliable HR manual in place to help guide the right workplace behaviours.
This reduces the likelihood of staff being able to identify, report and resolve breaches in safety, invasion of privacy, and workplace incidents such as bullying, harassment and discrimination. Furthermore, it is required by law to provide HR policies and procedures to your staff. You must be able to demonstrate that everyone has read and understood your workplace policies at induction and on a regular basis thereafter. Failure to do so can lead to significant claims for legal liability, lost time spent in investigations and legal proceedings, a slide in revenue and shareholder return, and irreparable reputational damage.
This alcohol and drugs HR policy template outlines a zero-tolerance for the use of illicit drugs or attending work under the influence of alcohol, and promotes work health and safety.
This anti-bullying HR policy template outlines a zero-tolerance for behaviours that constitute workplace bullying and promotes a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
This anti-harassment HR policy template outlines a zero tolerance for behaviours that constitute sexual harassment and promotes a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
This attendance and absenteeism HR policy template outlines how absences, late arrivals and leaving early from work are handled by staff and managers in the workplace.
This child safety HR policy template outlines the approach we take to ensure that all children, young people and vulnerable adults are safe and how we protect their rights.
This company property HR policy template outlines the appropriate use of company property, including all items and materials that can be accessed and used by staff.
This conflict of interest HR policy template outlines what is a conflict of interest in the workplace and promotes decision making that is for the betterment of the business.
This COVID-19 response HR policy template outlines things that we can do to mitigate unnecessary risks associated with living and working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This cultural diversity HR policy template outlines how we promote workplace diversity and how we embrace cultural diversity to increase engagement and build trust.
This cybersecurity HR policy template outlines how to protect networks, devices, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access and promotes a cybersecurity culture.
This data breach response HR policy template outlines what to do if a data breach happens and when personal information is accessed or disclosed without authorisation or is lost.
This domestic and family violence HR policy template outlines a zero-tolerance for domestic and family violence and promotes a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
This dress code HR policy template outlines what is an appropriate dress in the workplace or when attending activities or events in connection with the workplace.
This environmental HR policy template outlines the organisations' overall environmental performance and its environmental position and values.
This office ergonomics HR policy template outlines appropriate workstation design and ergonomics in the workplace and includes an ergonomics assessment checklist.
This EEO HR policy template outlines a zero-tolerance for behaviours that constitute discrimination or victimisation and promotes a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
This general expense claim HR policy template outlines how to seek reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred when performing approved work duties.
This first aid HR policy template outlines what is required to administer first aid if an injury, sudden illness or medical emergency occurs in the workplace or when working remotely.
This grievance handling HR policy template outlines the process for a grievance to be heard and to avoid conflicts and promotes a supportive and pleasant workplace for everyone.
This hand hygiene HR policy template outlines hand hygiene best practice and reinforces our participation in the national hand hygiene initiative and hand hygiene compliance.
This health and wellbeing HR policy template provides a clear and positive statement underlying value the organisation places on health and wellbeing.
This IT, internet, email and social media HR policy template outlines appropriate behaviour when using the internet, email and social media in or associated with the workplace.
This infection prevention and control HR policy template outline what is required to minimise the risk of infection and to control the spread of infection in the workplace.
This intellectual property HR policy template outlines how we use, generate, acquire, disclose and manage intellectual property associated with the workplace.
This leaves HR policy template outlines the range and conditions of different types of leave, including annual leave, personal/carers leave, and other forms of leave that are available.
This lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning HR policy template outlines how to promote a safe, LBTIQ inclusive and respectful workplace.
This manual handling HR policy template outlines the measures that should be taken to ensure safe lifting and carrying and for manual handling activities in the workplace.
This managing remote team’s HR policy template outlines the way that remote teams are managed including teams that are working from home or in remote locations.
This parental leave HR policy template outlines parental leave paid and unpaid that is available to both parents in a relationship, including de-facto and same sex couples.
This performance improvement HR policy template outlines the process for improving performance, addressing performance discrepancies from an appraisal and for performance management.
This recruitment HR policy template outlines the process for hiring employees and ensures that we are committed to equal employment opportunity. It outlines the hiring process and promotes consistency when we recruit.
This safe driving HR policy template outlines safe driving practises and planning, and what you can do to get around as safely as possible when driving your own or a work vehicle.
This supportive bystander HR policy template outlines how bystanders can take safe action to stop bullying, harassment and discrimination to others in the workplace.
This whistleblowing HR policy template outlines a zero-tolerance for retaliation against anyone who raises concerns about potentially illegal or otherwise wrongful practises in good faith.
This workplace violence and aggression HR policy template outline the organisations' commitment to maintaining a workplace that is free from violence and aggression.
This working from home HR policy template outlines working from home arrangements and promotes a healthy, safe and flexible working environment.
This WGE HR policy template outlines gender equality intent, priorities and practices and promotes a workplace where women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded.
These HR policies can be uploaded and assigned to your staff via the Sentrient online workplace compliance system or Sentrient human resource management platform. It is best to accompany your workplace policies and procedures with legally endorsed workplace relations and safety training, such as the Sentrient online compliance courses for topics such as equal employment opportunity, internet and social media, privacy, sexual harassment, work health and safety and workplace bullying.
“Having access to ready-made HR policies to accompany the Sentrient online compliance courses has been great. It’s taken no time at all to get things going and our people completed what they needed to within a couple of weeks!”
“Knowing that we have access to workplace policies and legally endorsed compliance courses that can be rolled out through our Sentrient online HR system has made things really easy.”
“This is just another example of Sentrient thinking on behalf of our HR team, choosing to partner with Sentrient is one of the best things we’ve done in a long time!”
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