Personnel Policies

In workplaces such as universities, personnel policies are written documents that address matters such as sick leave, grievances, pay scales, promotions, and such like. These policies define in detail the relationship between employers and employees and are an important aspect of personnel management. This entry first discusses the factors in work organisations that render employment policies necessary—setting them in an organisational and cultural context. This is followed by a discussion of the particular role and future of such policies in higher education, using the United Kingdom as an example and then contrasting it with an unusual university in Spain.

Personnel Policies Explained

Employment contracts are legally binding agreements between individual employees on one side and their employers on the other that, at heart, agree to the payment ...

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