1. Do your employees get a copy of all company policies?
2. Do your employees understand the Company Policies?
3. Do you give training on you Company Policies?
4. Do your employees have any input on any new company policies?
*If you answered NO to three or more of the above questions, you might want to consider some of the following recommendations.
Incorporate company policies into new hire training
Conduct training for existing employees about Company policies
IMPLEMENTATION & FEEDBACK:
Provide a copy of company policies to the new hires during new hire orientation and have existing employees sign for a copy of them to make sure they get them.
Have a suggestion box that allows employees to have input on any new policies.
Provide a reward system if an employee develops a new policy that gets used.
Company policies can be a burden to employees if they do not understand why they are being forced on them. Involving the employees in the process can help to get them on board with the new rules and it will get them to help enforce them because they had input on them. Company policies are a good place to start to get employees to understand what is expected of them and it allows them know where they stand with an organization. If you do not already have them given out during new Hire training then adding that to the program will help out a lot. Remember policies are guidelines in which employees are expected to act but allow the managers the freedom to enforce them and you will get better results from them.