Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

The HR Series: Do I Need an HR Policy? (Live Online Training)
Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Event Description

Policies are like your company’s “rules of play.” They provide context, constraints, and direction for your business and the players on the field. And for practical reasons, it’s imperative to have those policies written down.


But when is the last time you dusted off the employee handbook and really had a look at your policies?  Are they up to date?  Do they reflect the latest employment trends?  Updating employee policies and manuals can help set clear boundaries, prevent misunderstandings, and ultimately protect your business. 


While some policies are required by law, it's not the only reason they are necessary. In addition to protecting your organization from legal claims, policies play an important role in fostering a culture of trust, fairness, and inclusion.


The right HR policies set out obligations, standards of behaviour and document disciplinary procedures (among many other things). Their specific function can vary widely, including but not limited to: 

  • HR policies provide legal protection to your company
  • Transparently communicate the conditions of employment
  • Form a basis for treating all employees fairly and equally
  • Establish guidelines for supervisors and managers 
  • Create the foundation for developing the employee handbook 
  • Provide a ‘how-to’ on how to apply policies across all levels of an organization
  • Ensure all policies are aligned to legal requirements and best practices
  • Giving a clear picture of career growth in the organization
  • They speed up the decision-making process on various HR matters
  • They help create a safe and healthy working environment

In this newest addition to our ongoing HR Series, we will look at some must-have policy frameworks, their scope, and their purpose in this two-hour, interactive webinar. 


Who Should Attend This Session?

Anyone who works with, or leads cross generational teams, as well as Senior Management and HR Professionals who lead recruitment, retention, and engagement activities.  


While this session is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all sessions in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each session can be attended independently.


Presenter: Pamela Bragg - Sarkany Management Inc.


Pamela Bragg is the owner of Sarkany Management Inc., a Human Resources Consulting firm, which offers a broad range of HR services. Pamela has a comprehensive background in executive level human resources and holds a Masters Certificate from Stanford in Diversity & Inclusion as well as a Masters Certificate in Strategic Human Resources & Organizational Change


Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.


Webinar Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)


Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email [email protected] or call 604-298-7795 during regular business hours.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
Member $50.00
CHBA Northern BC Member $50.00
Merit Member $50.00
Non-Member $70.00
Agenda (Pacific Time)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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