Preparing Effective Policies and Handbooks

Instructor: Gayla Sherry
Product ID: 703196
  • Duration: 60 Min

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The webinar will discuss why policies and handbooks are important and strategies for developing or updating your policies and handbooks. You will be provided with tools for determining the laws that are applicable to your company and resources for developing an employee handbook.

Course "Preparing Effective Policies and Handbooks" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

Regardless of the size of your organization, policies and employee handbooks are useful tools. They can limit your liability as an organization and set the culture for your business. Policies and handbooks help you communicate your compliance with laws to your employees. Handbooks and policies help ensure your employees know your expectations, understand the rules of conduct in your company and are aware of benefits. Policies and handbooks are vital communications tools between your company and your employees. Well-prepared policies and handbooks can protect the employer from potential litigation and aid in defending against claims.

At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have had in understanding employee policies and handbooks.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Why Employee Policies and Handbooks are Important
  • Policies to Include Based on Number of Employees
  • “Must Have” Policies to Include
  • Options for Developing an Employee Handbook
  • Employee Acknowledgements of Policies and Handbooks
  • Effectively Training Employees about Policies and Handbooks
  • Updating and Maintaining Policies and Handbooks

Who Will Benefit :

  • Human resources managers and staff Involved in preparing and updating HR policies and books
  • Business Owners – Even employers with 1 employee need policies and handbooks!
  • Human resources consultants whose practice includes preparing and updating HR policies and handbooks

Instructor Profile:

Gayla Sherry, is President of Gayla R. Sherry Associates, Inc., an Oklahoma-based consulting firm established in 1995; the firm’s mission is to improve employee morale, retention and productivity by providing human resources services. The firm has conducted many engagements with a wide range of clients, including financial services, health care, government, higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations. Projects include HR Audits, developing policies, procedures, handbooks, job descriptions, Affirmative Action plans, management training, employee relations, mediating conflict and conducting internal investigations.

Gayla is a well-respected human resources professional, accomplished speaker and facilitator, faculty member and published author. She brings a broad range of business experience in senior management positions in human resources, operations, marketing and customer service. Gayla’s business background includes senior management positions in commercial banking and the Federal Reserve System.

Gayla offers a highly-credentialed background as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Certified Management Consultant, an EEOC-trained Internal Investigator and Certified Mediator. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and The Institute of Management Consulting. She is the author of numerous professional articles and books, including: “Employee Retention: Reducing the Risk and Cost of Employee Turnover,” and posts an HR or management tip on YouTube, “Tuesday Tip.”

Gayla’s education includes Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma; she is an honors graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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