SMALL BUSINESS HR POLICY MANUAL INSTRUCTIONS
Assume that you are a member of an HR consulting team
providing human resource management (HRM) consultation for a new small business
that will have 15–25 employees (full-time and part-time). The business will
open soon, and you are now developing a policy manual/employee handbook.
Select a minimum of 4 issues that you will want to include
in the policy manual. These issues must correspond with the general topics
addressed in the textbook and supported in the research paper. For each issue,
write a relevant policy that you believe would be needed in your business. This
is not to be an all-inclusive policy manual; you are only providing a few of
the elements of a policy manual for the purpose of this course.
Write your policy for each issue and format it the way you
would like to include it in your policy manual. Write a policy that is truly
meaningful and useful to you and that reflects your personal philosophy. You
are a strategic partner to the business owner and this must be an area that you
want to make sure to cover. However, do not write it as a contract between 2
individuals. A policy manual is provided to employees from the standpoint of
In addition, include a cover page that is formatted as if
the document were an authentic employee manual (i.e., do not format the cover
page according to current APA standards).
Your submission for the policy manual must be 5–6 pages in
addition to the cover page. Points will be deducted for each page over the
(Note: You are encouraged to spend time researching other
policy manuals to develop an understanding of how material is formatted and
presented to potential employees. However, the policy manual submission must be
completely original work. Cutting and pasting or utilizing content from other
sources is not permitted and will be considered plagiarism.)
Submit the Small Business HR Policy Manual by 11:59 p.m.
(ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.