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The simple and easy way to create a compliant employee handbook in minutes.

Custom-created for Australian micro, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Need to create an employee handbook, but don’t know where to start?

Instant Human Resource (HR) Policies and Procedures includes everything you need to create a fully compliant employee handbook.

All the policies, forms and letters are contained in one simple, plain English, easy-to-use package developed by experienced HR practitioners and experts.

Why choose Instant HR Policies & Procedures?

Essential policies & forms included

Easy to customise

Comes in Word format. Simply insert your company name and details.

Up to date

2018 edition – Current with Australian  Legislation.

Trusted since 2007

First published in 2007. Used in thousands of businesses.

Updates included

All updates included for 12 Months. Super low-cost updates thereafter.

Instant Download

No waiting for books or complex software. Get started today.

Australian

Written specifically for Australian small to medium businesses.

A Note From the Lead Author

My name is Ingrid Moyle and I am the lead author of Instant HR Policies and Procedures. I have spent 25+ years at senior levels of Human Resources, working with organisations from start-ups hiring their first employee through to leading large teams of HR experts looking after 7000 employees.

I have lectured in Employment Relations at ACU in Brisbane and have worked in central government organisations including the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

We believe this employee handbook pack is the best information available on the market to help small businesses and not for profits make sense of their human resources.

 

Ingrid Moyle

Easy As 1…2…3…

Create your employee handbook in minutes. Start by downloading the documents (they come in Word format). Then search and replace ABCD with your company name. Finally, review your document and tweak the processes to match how you want your business to run. Simple!

What Policies Are Included?

Imagine being easily able to handle these areas. Instant HR Policies & Procedures contains policies on each of these key HR issues:

Before You Start

  • Details on the legal things you need in place before you hire your first employee

Recruitment & Selection

  • Position Descriptions
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Police Checks
  • Working With Children Checks
  • Referee Checks
  • Induction
  • Probation
  • Work Experience & Internships
  • Work Trials

Behaviour & Code of Conduct

  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Workplace Bullying & Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial Vilification
  • Whistleblowing
  • Code of Conduct
  • Discipline & Dismissal
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption
  • Smoking
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Conflict of Interest (Including Personal Relationships at Work)

Performance Learning & Development

  • Performance Reviews
  • Learning & Development
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Unsatisfactory Performance & Poor Performance

Safety & Security

  • Workplace Health & Safety (Statement of Policy)
  • Opening & Closing the Office
  • After Hours Access
  • Workplace Violence
  • Domestic & Family Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Receiving Goods Loss Prevention
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Office Security
  • Fire
  • Working From Home
  • Waste Management & Accidents
  • Workplace Rehabilitation
  • Workplace Surveillance

Information Technology 

  • Information Technology
  • Internet & Social Media
  • Data Breaches
  • Emails
  • Smartphones & Tablets
  • Personal Mobile Phones, Instant Messaging
  • Personal Calls & Personal Mail
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Printers, Copiers & Faxes

Administration & Support

  • Office Appearance
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Client Service
  • Client Complaints
  • Media Enquiries
  • Telephones
  • Expenditure & Purchasing
  • Corporate Credit Cards
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Lost Property

Conditions of Employment

  • Employment Type
  • Job Sharing
  • Hours of Work
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Casual to Permanent Conversion
  • Time Off in Lieu
  • Punctuality
  • Shift Swapping
  • Public Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Timesheets
  • Family Friendly Provisions
  • Pregnancy
  • Transgender Team Members
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Pay & Pay Records
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Privacy of Personnel Files & Records
  • Access to Records
  • Staff Privacy
  • Staff Discount
  • Car Parking
  • Annual Leave & Cashing Out Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave (Sick Leave, Carers Leave)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Jury Service
  • Community Service Leave
  • Leave Without Pay
  • Long Service Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Christmas Closedown
  • Outside Employment
  • Criminal History Assessments
  • Termination of Employment
  • Redundancy
  • Exit Procedures
  • Abandonment of Employment
  • Death
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appearance & Uniforms
  • Travel – Use of Own Car
  • Travel – On Business

Free Preview Policies

Download the full contents list and a number of free HR policies.

Wonderful feedback

Saved me about 2 months worth of effort

"Your policies and procedures are well written, easy to read, easy to customise and have saved me about 2 months worth of effort. They also help to define a company culture that I'm proud to work at. You have been an invaluable assistance to us, and your pack is worth 10x what you charged for it!"

Gareth Mahon

The Care Side, West Perth WA

Australian focus very useful

“… you have covered everything and it was very easy to adapt to our Company culture – also having an Australian focus was very useful as most of the other online versions available are US law based.”

Kristine Inkster

Arbortech, Brisbane

Perfect for a small company

"What I liked most about Instant HR Policies & Procedures is just that - Instant! These manuals are perfect for a small company just starting to get to grips with HR practices and the value they can add to the company. It has a lot of information that could easily be overlooked. It is easily updated or customized to the company's requirements and is very easy to purchase. "

Heidi Casey

Brisbane

Invaluable for small businesses

“Heart Harmony Communication’s Instant HR Policies & Procedures is invaluable for small businesses – it is professional, extensive, and immediately accessible. One “find & replace” action was all that was required to create a working draft for our company, and then it was extremely easy to edit to fit our particular situation. It turns a nightmare of documentation requirements into a dream. ”

Dianna Blake

Wimmer Water Solutions, Horsham Vic

Your Manual Was Extremely Comprehensive

"I needed a policy and procedures manual but simply didn't know where to start writing one. Your manual was extremely comprehensive. All I needed to do was delete a few sections which didn't relate and it was perfect. The forms were great to have on hand.

I love the entire package as well as the ease of use and instant download. Aside from that how do I describe something I appreciate so much? 

Your kit saves a lot of time and it's up to date with current legislation so it keeps a business owner within the law."

Jason Killick

Jason Killick Funerals. Caboolture QLD

Some of the Industries Currently Using the HR Manual

  • Law firms
  • Mines
  • Accountants & Bookkeepers
  • Manufacturers
  • Funeral homes
  • Personal trainers & Gyms
  • Travel agents
  • Allied health clinics
  • Trades
  • Architects & Construction
  • Human Resource Consultants
  • Industry Associations
  • Engineers
  • Aviation
  • Veterinary clinics
  • IT companies
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Software developers
  • Medical practices
  • Childcare centres
  • Fuel Manufacturers
  • Not for profits
  • Specialist practices
  • Motels & Accommodation
  • Petrol stations
  • Private schools
  • Churches
  • Retail

Case Study: Charles Melton Wines

Having tried various other packages, they were all too difficult to understand, and needed far too many alterations to be user-friendly for us to implement.

We found that Instant HR Policies and Procedures were written in a very easy way to understand & indeed how we “speak” in our business. I have existing policies, but these were so much more concise and came across with the right amount of authority needed in such a document.

It is more than I ever would have dreamed that I would get. It covers what I was looking for and then some!

Virginia Weckert

Charles Melton Wines, Tanunda SA

Case Study: Busy Blue Bus

Our business was lacking HR Policies and procedures and we were looking for help. We were worried that the HR Policies and Procedures Manual would be long-winded and hard to follow. We wanted something concise so the staff didn’t tune out before getting to the end.

When we downloaded the policies, they were exactly what we had hoped for, with some extra information along the way that is amazing! We love all the tips and hints and extra information provided. We also love the easy functionality to be able to copy paste and customise, and the follow-up. It seems you care that your customers are happy.

I would happily recommend the HR Policies and Procedures Manual. It’s a one-stop shop for so much information. I’ve gathered some fantastic ideas along the way. It’s certainly value for money.

Helen Archer

Busy Blue Bus, Albany WA

What’s in the Instant HR Policies & Procedures pack?

Download today and receive Instant HR Policies and Procedures PLUS all of these bonuses.

Employee Handbook

Instant HR Policies & Procedures Manual

Comprehensive policies and procedures suitable for all businesses from one employee to medium-sized enterprises.
Induction/Orientation

Bonus 1: New Employee Orientation Manual

A New Employee Orientation Manual covering all the essential things a new team member needs to know in their first week of employment with your company.

It will help you plan and deliver highly focused inductions to get your new team member up to speed – FAST, as well as limit the, “You didn’t tell me that” conversations down the track.

Letters/Forms

Bonus 2: HR Forms

A pack filled to the brim with useful HR Forms and templates including:
  • Position Description Template
  • Recruitment and Selection Checklist
  • Applicant Acknowledgement Letter
  • Applicant Rejection Letter
  • Reference Check
  • New Team Member Checklist
  • Induction Form
  • Team Member Details Form
  • Payslip Details Form
  • Leave Application
  • Timesheet
  • Probation Evaluation Form
  • Performance Appraisal Form
  • Transition Plan
  • Exit Form
  • Exit Checklist
  • Resignation Acceptance
  • Excess Leave
  • Part-time Hours of Work Agreement
  • Change of Pay Rate Letter
  • Transfer/Promotion Letter
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Report Form
  • Expense Form
  • Letter of Appointment (Casual)
  • Letter of Appointment (Fulltime/Part-time)
  • Payroll Deduction Form
  • Probation Success Letter
  • Unsuccessful Probation Letter
  • Christmas Closedown Notice
  • Incident Report
  • Unsatisfactory Work Performance /Discipline – First/Second Warning
  • Unsatisfactory Work Performance/ Discipline – Final Warning
  • Letter of Termination – With Notice
  • Letter of Termination – Summary Dismissal/Serious Misconduct.
Implementation Tips

Bonus 3: HR Articles

A pile of practical and useful HR articles to help you implement your HR Policies & Procedures in your business. This booklet includes:

  • Reasons why you need a HR Manual.
  • Implementation Tips on how to implement your HR Manual.
  • How to write your own HR Policies.
  • How to hire your first team member.
  • How to make Codes of Conduct “stick”.
  • Firing Tips – how to fire someone respectfully.
Employee Performance Reviews

Bonus 4: Performance Review Templates & Forms

A range of different Employee Performance Review forms, ranging from simple one-page forms to more detailed and complex strategies.

Click Here to buy Instant HR Policies & Procedures + All The Bonuses

 

Total Cost Just $217 Incl. GST

Plus an annual renewal of $21.75 Incl. GST

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Your Instant HR Policies & Procedures Questions Answered

Frequently asked questions about the Instant HR Policies and Procedures pack.
Is the employee handbook up to date?
We review the package in full at the beginning of each year and after every major legislative update to ensure the content is always current.
Are all the bonuses included in the price?
Yes. You get the full Instant HR Policies & Procedures Manual, as well as all of the bonuses included for the one price.
Are updates included?
You get access to 12 month’s of update included in your initial purchase. After 12 months, you will be billed a low renewal rate of just $21.75 incl. GST annually to retain access to every update issued each year. That’s ongoing peace of mind!
Is there a guarantee?
We offer a 60-day 100% money back guarantee.
Are they easy to customise?
All the documents come in either Word format (so you can edit them) or PDF (for purely informational documents that you don’t need to edit). If you can use the basic features of Word, you can edit these documents. We also include instructions so you can update your contents page when you are finished editing.
Can you customise the documents for me?
While most businesses find they don’t need any extra help editing their manual, if you do have a challenging HR issue then we recommend you work with a local HR consultant to get one-on-one attention.
Why do you recommend we run our final employee handbook past our lawyer?
Employment relations in Australia is highly complex. No template package can cover every business structure, or unique employment challenge. That’s why we recommend every employee manual (no matter whether developed by using our templates or in conjunction with a HR consultant), be run past your lawyer to ensure your specific circumstances are taken into account.
Does it include full WHS policies & procedures?
While we do include some general WHS policies, unfortunately, the legislation still is not consistent across Australia. Also, WHS for a mining operation is different to WHS for an accounting firm. You will still need to develop organisation specific WHS policies and procedures for your business.
Why is it so inexpensive?
We regularly get calls from people wanting to know why we don’t charge hundreds more for the package. We believe every business has the right to know how to comply with employment legislation without breaking the bank. That is why we pruned out everything that adds unnecessary cost. There is no fancy additional software, no disks, no packaging and no printing so we can keep costs as low as possible.
I haven't received my download emails. Can you help?
First, take a look in your junk or spam folder as sometimes they end up in there.

If you don’t receive your download email within 5 minutes of purchase, please get in touch. Hotmail accounts and some business accounts with super aggressive spam filters may eat our download emails.

Call us on (07) 3351 8844 or email us and we will work with you to find another way to get your downloads to you.

How do I log into the website to access my updates?
Let’s start with a clean slate. Head to the home page www.employeemanual.com.au and make sure that the top menu green button has the words “Account Log In”. If you see the words “Account Log out”, then click on the button to log out of the system and start fresh.

Next, click the menu item that says Account Log In.

login menu

You will be taken to the login page. Enter your login details you were sent when you first started with us, and you will be taken to the Member’s Area. Click on the blue “View Details and Downloads” text.

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You will be taken to the Purchase Confirmation page. Scroll down the page and you will see your downloads.

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