Two great comments stood out to me when I attended the session on running a small HR department recently, but they prompted a related question I need a little help with.
Don’t create a policy just for the sake of having one.
Fantastic. We have too many policies as it is. Totally agree.
Don’t create policies to deal with outliers.
Another good one. Use coaching and one-on-one feedback to handle issues with onesies and twosies; don’t punish the bunch because of one bad apple.
So… When do you?
The question I have is when do you create a policy? When does it go beyond personal one-on-one coaching and become “official?” One of my friends has a saying, “Don’t make me create a policy for that.” :-) While it’s said in jest, there has to be a time where a policy is necessary (right?).
Let’s hear some thoughts and suggestions!