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How to Implement a Company Policy (That Employees Actually Follow)

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Implementing new or updated company policies can be difficult to do, especially when it comes to getting your employees to follow them. Companies will implement new policies every so often in order to keep problems from developing or if something new has been added to the organization. For example, if the company has switched to a new software program, a new policy might be implemented on how it is to be used.

Here, we will share some best practices for changing a process so that your employees will follow a company policy that has been modified.

Implementing new or updated company policies can be difficult to do, especially when it comes to getting your employees to follow them. Companies will implement new policies every so often in order to keep problems from developing or if something new has been added to the organization. For example, if the company has switched to a new software program, a new policy might be implemented on how it is to be used.

Here, we will share some best practices for changing a process so that your employees will follow a company policy that has been modified.

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How to Implement a Company Policy (That Employees Actually Follow)

  1. 1. How to Implement a Company Policy (That Employees Actually Follow)
  2. 2. Implementing and getting employees to follow new or updated company policies can be difficult.
  3. 3. Companies often implement new policies to address changes within the organization.
  4. 4. For example, if the company has switched to a new software program, a new policy might be implemented on how it is to be used.
  5. 5. Follow these best practices for implementing policy changes that employees will adopt.
  6. 6. THE COMPANY POLICY IS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Explain that all employees are subject to the new policy. Making exceptions can be perceived as favoritism.
  7. 7. REINFORCE NEW COMPANY POLICY Employees need to know that the policy must be followed. HR departments may need to find creative ways to get employees to “buy in” to the change.
  8. 8. ASSIGN PEOPLE TO ANNOUNCE COMPANY POLICY CHANGE For larger companies with multiple departments, assign one specific person per department to disseminate the policy, assuring that the policy will be heard by every employee in every department.
  9. 9. BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS Once a new policy is introduced, don’t close your door to the employees. Be available to answer any questions. Their feedback can provide guidance on how to best implement and enforce the policy.
  10. 10. When a new company policy is introduced, getting employee buy-in can be essential to a smooth transition.
  11. 11. Follow the tips outlined here and you should have no trouble getting employees to follow your new company policy.
  12. 12. Looking for more management and hiring tips in Ohio? Contact the specialists at Vector Technical!

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