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You can’t expect staff to follow the rules if they don’t know and understand them. So business.govt.nz and Employment NZ have launched the Workplace Policy Builder to help you easily and effectively create policies tailored to your business.
Policies set out the house rules for your workplace. Together with an employment agreement they’re a great foundation for employment relationships.
Policies tell your workers what you expect from them, and what they can expect from you.
Using this tool to create policies will save your business time and money and help build great relationships with staff. It will also help you comply with your obligations as an employer and reduce misunderstandings that can lead to disputes.
The tool guides you through steps to create policies tailored to your business. A policy can be as short or as detailed as you need.
You can save draft policies part way through and return to them any time. Once you're happy with a finished policy, email it to yourself.
At every step, the tool offers information, tips and ways to avoid common mistakes to help you decide what you need in the policy.
Once you have your policies, pop back from time to time to check new ones we’ve added.
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