The June 7th SHRM #NextChat polled the HR experts on the problem of employee manuals. The question of the day: Should employers do away with their manuals? Here are some highlights from the conversation about policies & compliance.
A1 If the policies are written as a reflection of the org’s culture, they can be a powerful resource. #Nextchat https://t.co/vLtw3ZXWJb— Christopher Orozco (@ChrisOrozco72) June 7, 2017
Written policies can provide clarity around expectations if there is uncertainty & allow all leadership to have the same message. #nextchat— Wendy Dailey (@wyndall93) June 7, 2017
I'm against them in general. But that's just me. :) #nextchat https://t.co/p1ss7ynTmx— Mary Faulkner (@mfaulkner43) June 7, 2017
A2 They can take away the autonomy our people need to do their jobs, especially in complex and varying situations. #Nextchat https://t.co/kshiDt94Ca— Christopher Orozco (@ChrisOrozco72) June 7, 2017
Most times employment policies aren't as agile as they need to be. Or should I say flexible. They don't change with the times #nextchat— sicario (@DAVIDUZZZI) June 7, 2017
I loathe attendance policies. Can't we just come to work like adults? #nextchat https://t.co/NMnlfcd5D8— Kelli S.,PHR,SHRM-CP (@HrMillennial) June 7, 2017
A3 Give employees discretion & support them when they need leave FOR ANY REASON. #nextchat— Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing) June 7, 2017
And don't let rules get in the way of ethics and morality. If policies prevent risk, kindness and fairness is a better answer. #NextChat https://t.co/RdwAA1rbg0— Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing) June 7, 2017
A3 Never use a policy when what you really need to do is train people on what matters and why. #nextchat— Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing) June 7, 2017
I got myself uninvited to policy reviews because I always ask "but why?" And some of the 30 yr employees hated it. #Nextchat— Kristina Minyard (@HRecruit) June 7, 2017
Process over people. Never a good idea. #Nextchat https://t.co/JTzBBPgwhV— Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing) June 7, 2017
A6 Genuine care is key here, not a policy. We need to build relationships/trust with our people in order to fix performance. #Nextchat https://t.co/j8zClGwWsy— Christopher Orozco (@ChrisOrozco72) June 7, 2017
We've done something radical by "talking" w/ our emps on purpose every. day. - It's drastically reduced discipline situations !! #nextchat— Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) June 7, 2017
A7 2 Use your lack of policy as an opportunity to connect. Listen, learn, guide. #nextchat— Heather Bussing (@heatherbussing) June 7, 2017
A8: Being present is not mandatory, though you are responsible for completing your projects on time and on budget. #HR #nextchat— Sean Mitchell, CHRL (@RealSeanatello) June 7, 2017
A8: PTO - Enjoy your time off and don't check in. We'll be fine and can't wait until you come back renewed and refreshed !! #nextchat— Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) June 7, 2017
We trust you to be smart on social media. If you wouldn't say it in front of your grandma, don't type it about our company. #nextchat— Tess Ausman (@CLTleads) June 7, 2017
A8: Social media is another form of communication. So, communicate well. We know you will !! #nextchat— Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) June 7, 2017
A8 The policy for all policies: be good to each other. #Nextchat https://t.co/GtOxImDHcp— Christopher Orozco (@ChrisOrozco72) June 7, 2017
The only policy you need: "Do the right thing." #nextchat— Micole Kaye (@socialmicole) June 7, 2017
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