HR policies are the guidelines and structure through which the organization’s employees are managed and governed. The HR policies ensure that the company’s policies are as per the compliance of the local government laws and thus, HR policies are processes that get made to meet the ever-changing government and business needs. HR policies in India are created to maintain a balance between ensuring that employees’ interests are protected along with safeguarding the company’s interests and vision.
The HR policies are created to simply ensure that employees work in the most productive manner at the same time they are loyal and committed towards the organization. The HR policies are the basis on which employees can be managed in a favorable manner and all types of situations can be dealt with by the HR team. The HR policies also help reduce compliance issues and legal backlashes.
The HR department or HR team or HR manager is the first one to become aware of any situation that is leading to negatively impact the employee’s productivity at work. Thus, a good HR department is mandatory to be kept in every company so that they can sense any problems related to employees in advance and can take precautions to make it a bigger problem. This also helps the company to run smoothly even if there are roadblocks in the journey.
Every company in India be it small or big must ensure to have some or all of the HR policies to safeguard the employee and company’s interest such as Employment contracts, code of conduct, wages of employees, gratuity policy, employee provident fund, leave policy, sexual harassment in the workplace policy, maternity and paternity leave policy, termination of employment contract policy, communications policy, non-discrimination policy, dress code policy, probation and confirmation policy, adaptive work culture policy, travel policy and others.