Effective Employee Policies Workshop


This seminar has been cancelled. Please sign up for the Lansing location.

$270 Members / $295 Future Members

Company policies are in place to protect the rights of workers as well as the business interests of employers, but writing them and communicating them properly to employees can be quite a challenge. By carefully drafting standardized policies, you can save your organization countless hours of management time – and consistently implementing these policies in a fair and impartial manner, will reduce the risk of legal problems.

Join us for this comprehensive, one-day workshop to ensure you have the essential policies in place and that they contain the proper elements. You will get a hands-on opportunity to write your own customized policy and learn tips and tricks for sharing them with employees to ensure understanding and compliance.


The importance of policies

  • Proper policy use vs. abuse

Top 10 policies you shouldn’t be without

Writing a policy

  • Who should author a policy
  • Key components
  • Language and word choice
  • Limiting liability/exposure
  • User-friendly formatting

Practice writing customized policies

How to communicate your policies

  • Where to post policies
  • Training and comment periods
  • How to handle resistance to a policy
  • How to use policies to navigate disciplinary issues

Revising policies

  • Frequency
  • Notation
  • Effective dates
  • Record retention guidelines

Expert Presenter:
ImageJodi Schafer is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Owner of Human Resource Management Services, LLC. Jodi has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education from Kalamazoo College and over a decade of experience "in the trenches" of human resource management. Jodi sits on several statewide committees focused on Human Resource policy and leadership development. She writes a monthly H.R. column for various industry publications and conducts speaking engagements and training seminars on all aspects of human resources.

This seminar qualifies as six credits (6) toward the Basic or Advanced Human Resource Certification Programs. This program has been approved for four-and-a-half (4.5) HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.