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Personnel policy

All initiatives and strategies that a company takes to attract, promote and retain employees fall under the term HR policy. This includes the recruitment, training, remuneration, retention and motivation of employees as well as the creation of a positive working environment. A carefully thought-out HR policy ensures that employees are productive, satisfied and committed, which in turn promotes the long-term success of the company.

Recruitment and selection

HR policy is also about the recruitment and selection of employees. It is important for companies to ensure that they find suitable candidates who not only have the necessary skills and qualifications, but also fit in with the corporate culture. Targeted job advertisements, interviews and selection procedures can achieve this. Companies in the EU and Switzerland have a responsibility to ensure that they comply with applicable laws and regulations on fair recruitment practices to avoid discrimination.

Employee development and training

Employee development and further training are important components of HR policy. It is important that companies offer their employees regular training and development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge. Not only to improve individual performance, but also for the long-term growth and success of the company. Continuing professional development programs are of great importance in the EU and Switzerland to ensure that employees are always up to date with the latest developments in their fields.

Employee retention and motivation

The focus of HR policy is also on employee retention and motivation. It is important for companies to ensure the satisfaction and commitment of their employees in order to reduce turnover and increase productivity. Appropriate remuneration, recognition of achievements, work-life balance programs and a positive working environment can achieve this. Issues such as diversity and inclusion are becoming increasingly important in the EU and Switzerland when it comes to employee retention and motivation.

Labor law aspects

As part of their HR policy, companies must ensure that they comply with all labor law provisions and regulations. This includes issues such as employment contracts, working hours, minimum wage, occupational health and safety, protection against dismissal and vacation regulations. There are specific laws in the EU and Switzerland that provide protection for employees and regulate the rights and obligations of employers and employees. It is essential to have a sound knowledge of these legal frameworks for a successful HR policy.