If they don’t, you are likely to get into all kinds of strife. The last thing you need as a business owner is litigation against your business from employees or others because your staff did something wrong or did not know the rules.
This is where an Employee Code of Conduct comes in.
This document outlines all of the rules and expectations that you as the business owner expect. You cannot expect your team to get it right if you haven’t given them the rules. It is your responsibility as business owner to give them the rules, otherwise the blame can lay fairly and squarely on you.
This type of document does not need to be complicated. In fact, it is probably better that it isn’t as it is likely to be read by a range of different people with different education backgrounds.
Key Points in an Employee Code of Conduct
The key points in the code of conduct should be about appropriate behavior while working in the business. It should also address a lot of the common events that typically occur in any business and address each of these point by point.
An Employee Code of Conduct will ensure your team are educated in the expected behavior you will tolerate in your business. This will lift the standards and professionalism of your business to ensure it performs efficiently and profitably.
Specifically – What Does this mean?
Addressing typical behaviors will go a long way to communicating to your team your expectations.
You are building a business culture, so if you are the type of person that doesn’t really care – then this is likely to be reflected by your employees.
However – if you have certain expectations and standards, then it is natural for you to desire similar people in your Company. The point is – communication.
Communicate clearly to your team through a formal written document. It should be completed this way because chances are you don’t have the time to explain all your expectations to your team members individually.
I know I don’t.
Using a template to replicate your expectations each time a new team member arrives or each time a team member has behavior that needs addressing is going to set the bar where you want it for your business.
Read more about Digital Documents Direct Employee Code of Conduct at the following link and learn about how to use a template to create one quickly and efficiently. Employee Code of Conduct