Compliance & Policies

Corporate culture and HR policies alignment, and an overview of latest trends

Provided By Potential.com, Content Partner for SME Knowledge UAE Corporate culture is the set of characteristics defining a business. It is driven by the mission, vision, values, objectives, and goals of the business, as well as the beliefs, rites, rituals, attitudes, and standards (policies and procedures) of its employees!   So how can you align your HR practices with organizational culture?   Document your HR policies by creating a well-structured manual that is to be...

The U.A.E. Wages Protection System

Provided By Lesley Yap for Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, SME Knowledge UAE   Since 2009, The United Arab Emirates has demonstrated significant efforts towards ensuring and protecting the rights of workers in the UAE with the implementation of the Wages Protection System (WPS). The WPS initiative ensures that salary payments are properly regulated; payment of employee wages must be made by direct electronic transfer into local bank accounts via regulated domestic banks...

Sample Health and Safety Policy

A written safety policy provides the foundation for every successful safety program and could help you avoid the expense, inconvenience, and other consequences of workplace accidents by making sure that employees know what is expected of them. Although you can orally inform employees of safety standards and procedures, for lasting impact there is no substitute for a written policy to which an employee may refer. And if each employee acknowledges that he or she has read the policy, it can help...

Sample Work Rules

An employer has the right to expect his or her employees to conform to a reasonable standard of conduct. Employees who act in an inappropriate or unreasonable manner can damage your business by creating unhappy coworkers or, even worse, unhappy customers or clients. While you might feel that it should be obvious what is appropriate and what is not, it is very risky to assume every employee will share your views. One of the best ways to make it clear what you expect is to have a set of general...

Sample Emergency Instructions

A big part of being an entrepreneur is learning when to take risks and when to play it safe. Dealing with an emergency in the workplace definitely falls into the latter category. Whether you work out of your home, have a small retail establishment, or occupy larger facilities, you need to minimize the risks you take. Fires, accidents of all sorts, and natural disasters are just a few examples of how your business can be disrupted by things beyond your control. This tool provides an example of...

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