Writing HR Policies and Procedures - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Writing HR Policies and Procedures - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

Writing human resources policies and procedures is both an art and a science. Historically, human resources departments have resorted to outsourcing this function to professionals who have specialized in this arena. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to complete this challenging task in-house. If you still decide to outsource this activity, you will benefit from this course by learning how to ensure the policies and procedures produced by the third party are written in the right manner for your organization.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between policies, processes and procedures
  • Apply appropriate HR policies and procedures writing techniques
  • Describe the purpose and usefulness of human resources policies and procedures
  • Develop human resources policies and procedures

Target Audience

Professionals working in human resources planning or human resources administration who are directly responsible for developing HR policies and procedures. This course is also suitable for human resources managers who wish to sharpen their skills in writing HR policies and procedures.

Target Competencies

  • Human resource management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Business writing
  • System thinking
  • Flowchart development
  • Human Resources Management Systems
  • The strategic role of human resources
    • The evolution of HR into a strategic function
    • Steps to building the strategic role of human resources
    • Policies and procedures as the cornerstone in strategizing human resources
  • Basic writing tips
    • Writing in an impersonal style
    • Organizing paragraphs and sentences
    • Using simple, specific and positive language
    • Using active verbs
    • Applying easy and effective grammatical rules
    • The gunning fog index for writing complexity    
  • Human resources policies and procedures
    • Nature and importance of policies and procedures
    • Policies versus procedures
    • Why are HR policies and procedures required? 
    • Expressing values in HR policies and procedures
    • Importance of statutory inclusions
    • Formulating HR policies and procedures
    • A partial list of policies
    • Contents and sections of a policy
    • Practical policy writing activities
  • Development of human resources procedures
    • Defining processes and procedures
    • Differences between processes and procedures
    • Considerations in developing processes and procedures
    • Building your process
    • Use of flowchart symbols
    • Writing detailed procedures to support process maps
    • Main considerations in developing HR procedures
      • The development process
    • Developing HR procedures – practical application

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

HR Certification Institute's® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Meirc Training & Consulting meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. By successfully completing any Meirc program which is approved by HRCI, participants will earn credit hours essential for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

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Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM)

Meirc is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Recertification Provider. This recognition implies that participants who attend any of the SHRM approved programs delivered by Meirc Training & Consulting will earn a number of Professional Development Credits (PDCs) which will help them maintain their certification in SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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Per participant

USD 1,750

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