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How human resources policies improve human rights

Friday, November 16, 2012

This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on the Talent Show blog at GreenBiz.com. Read the full article here.

The FLA’s Sustainable Compliance assessment methodology will play a critical role in helping companies and other stakeholders ensure a holistic assessment approach that can sustain good working conditions over the long haul. Empowered stakeholders recipe for comprehensive compliance This new methodology underscores employee-responsive management systems and higher levels of worker engagement in the design, application and evaluation of human resource policies. FLA identified the functions essential to the employment lifecycle of a factory worker:

  • recruitment, hiring and personnel development;
  • health and safety;
  • termination and worker retrenchment;
  • compensation;
  • hours of work;
  • industrial relations;
  • grievance system;
  • workplace conduct and discipline; and
  • environmental protection.

Each employment function is analyzed through the lens of six management functions, namely policy and procedures; responsibility and accountability; review process; training; implementation; and communication and worker involvement. This methodology creates a standardized reporting tool that can produce scores for each of these employment and management functions, offering stakeholders the ability to benchmark, compare and track improvements. 

Read more and see examples at http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/11/16/hr-hr-how-human-resources-policies-improve-human-rights.

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