The simple and easy way to create a compliant employee handbook in minutes.
Need to create an employee handbook, but don’t know where to start?
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
Up to date
Trusted since 2007
First published in 2007. Used in thousands of businesses.
All updates included for 12 Months. Super low-cost updates thereafter.
A Note From the Lead Author
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.
What Policies Are Included?
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
- Work Experience & Internships
- Work Trials
Behaviour & Code of Conduct
- Workplace Bullying & Harassment
- Sexual Harassment
- Racial Vilification
- Code of Conduct
- Discipline & Dismissal
- Alcohol & Drugs
- Anti-Bribery & Corruption
- 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
- Working From Home
- Waste Management & Accidents
- Workplace Rehabilitation
- Workplace Surveillance
- Information Technology
- Internet & Social Media
- Data Breaches
- 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
- 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
- Shift Swapping
- Public Holidays
- Family Friendly Provisions
- 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
- Exit Procedures
- Abandonment of Employment
- Privacy & Confidentiality
- Intellectual Property
- Appearance & Uniforms
- Travel – Use of Own Car
- Travel – On Business
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
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
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
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
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
Case Study: Charles Melton Wines
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!
Case Study: Busy Blue Bus
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.
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Total Cost Just $217 Incl. GST
Plus an annual renewal of $21.75 Incl. GST
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