HR POLICY TOPICS 2AbstractThe human resource department of a company plays a significant role in formulating anddeveloping policies that keep the employees happy and that protect them from mistreatment fromthe employees. However, the HR department needs to work hand in hand with the employees toensure that the policies created are acceptable and improve the welfare of the employees. Thisstudy will examine the existing literature on four significant HR policies in an organization in theform of employee training opportunities, the development and implementation of the code ofconduct, the development of dress code policies in an institution and the harassment policies andhow they affect the workplace environment.
HR POLICY TOPICS 3Kehoe, R. R., & Wright, P. M. (2010). The Impact of High-Performance Human ResourcePractices on Employees’ Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of Management,39 (2), 366-391. doi:10.1177/0149206310365901According to this article, human resource policies are created and developed in an organizationby making choices and taking actions on the daily challenges of a company. However, thedevelopment of a policy is mostly influenced by the purpose and the objective which a companywishes to attain concerning the HR department. The publication goes on to state that there is asignificant connection between high-performance HR policies and the financial ability of aninstitution as well as the market outcome. Therefore, the HR policies adopted by any companyhighly dependent on the financial strength of the institution and the result are directly associatedwith the outcome of the market. The employees' perception and opinion towards the policiesdeveloped by the HR also play a significant role in the adoption and use of the policies. If theemployees feel that the policies will improve their affairs and well being and they were involvedin the initial creation and development of the policies, they are likely to embrace and adhere tothem. However, if they have a negative perception and were not involved in their creation, theyare likely to reject them, and this influences their performance.Lengnick-Hall, C. A., Beck, T. E., & Lengnick-Hall, M. L. (2011). Developing a capacity fororganizational resilience through strategic human resource management.HumanResourceManagementReview,21(3),243-255.doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.07.001According to the authors, HR policies and procedures are important aspects of the workplace asthey focus on offering protection, guide the management, and make sure that the firm complies
HR POLICY TOPICS 4with the government regulations and requirement. However, the authors feel that the mostimportant aspect of creating HR policies is providing organizational resilience irrespective offacing conditions that are surprising, uncertain, often adverse and usually unstable. The policiesare meant to provide a platform and background through which the employees and the