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Best Practices: Employment Policies That Work (Print + ProView)
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Good Human Resources management demands good policies. Human rights and employment standards legislation have exploded in recent years, requiring employers to maintain high levels of due diligence in the workplace. Complex issues such as pay and employment equity, harassment, discrimination, health and safety, family benefits and compensation require effective policies and constant communication from employers. Best Practices: Employment Policies That Work is the definitive, best-selling guide to employment policy development. It contains a comprehensive selection of proven policy and procedure statements assembled from various Canadian firms and organizations. The guide is grouped under major subject headings, with an explanatory introduction to each section, plus an overall guide to developing a policy and procedure manual. Also see Develop Your Own Employee Handbook - a must-have for those translating employment policies for employees and Best Practices: Human Resources Forms Toolkit, a compendium of hundreds of HR forms ready for you to modify and use! Save time and effort by using the included ready-to-use templates on CD-ROM, available in Microsoft Word® format. Cut and paste your own policy documents! Table of ContentsPart I • Developing, Producing, and Monitoring Policies • The Why, What, and Who of Policies and Procedures • How to Develop and Write Your Own Policies • How to Evaluate and Revise Your Policies • Part II • Sample Policies • Guiding Principles and Preliminary Matters • Employee Selection and Assignment • Compensation - Salary and Payroll Administration • Compensation - Benefits Administration • Terms and Conditions of Employment • Employee Relations • Human Rights • Occupational Health and Safety • Termination. Carswell eReference Library™ is a virtual library that allows subscribers to access print looseleaf products whose contents have been made available in an online format. Subscribe to any eReference looseleaf and you get online access for an unlimited number of users at the same location. It's like getting unlimited copies for the price of one. In addition to being cost-effective, every eReference looseleaf offers the convenience of seamlessly integrated updates and the efficiency of searching and tracking features. Each title is available in two subscription options – print with online access or online access only. For more information visit
About the Author

Helen Patterson, LL.B., LL.M., is a workplace expert with an in-depth knowledge in employer culture, brand and program strategy. Currently, Helen is a consultant, contributing author and blogger on HR and employment law topics with over two decades of experience. In addition to her work with Candler Chase, she runs a small consultancy, Life Works Well, which helps organizations create high-performance, people-focussed workplaces. She also provides input to policy and program development in HR, including any required legislative updates. This combination of expertise sets Helen apart from most lawyers and consultants. Helen has held senior leadership roles in human resources and employment law positions at some of the top brands in Canada, including CIBC, ADP, Footlocker, Champs and The Northern Group. She is currently the lead contributing author and editor of Best Practices: Termination and Best Practices: Employment Policies that Work for Thomson Reuters, both of which are comprehensive information resources for Canadian employers and HR professionals. At ADP, Helen wore many different hats including Product Compliance Manager and lead content developer for the comprehensive HR services business launched in Canada. She is a sought-after speaker, engaging a captivated audience at DisruptHR, and The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) and Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) annual conferences. Her passions are mentorship, work-life and caregiving strategy with a focus on helping employers develop a strategy to support employees manage their life and work challenges. Her mantra is #HumanFirst and she brings this vision to her clients, while having fun at the same time!