Steps to Updating HR Policies

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As 2022 comes to a close, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to reflect on the previous year, as well as the realities of how the workforce has evolved since the pandemic started. Staying on top of your HR policies and practices is essential to guarantee stability and growth. If it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed and updated your protocols, now is the time to take a closer look and make sure that everything adequately reflects current standards and the evolving nature of today’s workforce.

Below, we’ll cover 4 tips for Canadian businesses and organizations planning to revise their HR policies in the near future. Read on to learn more!

Make it a Priority

With a pandemic, constant shifts to and from working from home, and a recovering economy to worry about, it’s no wonder that many companies have fallen behind on their HR tune-ups. While it’s understandable to have given things a bit of a pause, it’s important to stay dedicated to being up to date. Schedule dedicated review times to handle every aspect of your policies (more on that below) and make sure all involved parties are given advanced notice so they can attend accordingly.

Tackle Things in Stages

No matter the size of your team, it’s typically best to review the various aspects of your HR policies in stages. Breaking things into categories and scheduling several shorter meetings makes sure that no one feels rushed, you’re able to give things the attention they need, and keep everyone focused on the task at hand. Grouping different areas like compensation and benefits, time and attendance, disciplinary measures etc., will also help shine a light on areas that may need a little detail and allow you to react accordingly.

Move Things Online

If you’re one of the many companies that still have all of their HR details solely on paper, it’s time to upgrade to the cloud! Maintaining physical documents remains a best practice, but for convenience and employee accessibility, moving your documents and training materials online is ideal. With remote and hybrid models still in play for many businesses (if not a permanent organization shift), it’s crucial to ensure that everyone has access to the information they need when it matters most.


Should you make any changes to your current policies and practices, it’s vital to ensure that your leadership and employees are made aware. Maintain consistent communication as you audit and review your standards and be sure everyone is looped into changes so they are able to perform at their best!

Start 2023 Off Right!

Need help reformulating your HR practices? Pivot HR has you covered. With decades of experience behind our team, we’re here to help you navigate emerging trends and legislation with ease. We proudly serve businesses, organizations and not-for-profits across Canada to make sure you have the information you need to move forward with confidence. Contact us today to learn more!

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