Share your policy
Imagine if you were searching the site for policies. You’d probably want to know a bit about the groups that had shared them: their size, their structure, how long the policy has been used for. The information you share using the form below will give others the context they need to decide whether your policy is relevant to them.
If your policy isn’t perfect: don’t worry, none of ours are! They’re all works-in-progress. Uploading them here doesn’t mean others can’t improve on them. It just means you’ve done some of the early work for them.
If you’re feeling unsure whether you should share your organisation’s policies on RadHR, watch the video above and read our Upload FAQs below.
If you need help filling in the form contact us and we’ll be glad to help.
We realise it’s probably not standard practice for you to be asked to share your internal policies and processes outside of your group or organisation. They’re ‘internal,’ after all. Who would sign it off? Do they have personal information in them that would need to be taken out? What if something in them isn’t right?
Below are a few reminders to help make the steps of getting a policy ready to share, as easy as possible:
Who needs to approve sharing it?
This is often a fairly high-level decision in many groups, given how significant internal policies and processes are to how a group functions. To help the decision to share your policies get made, try to book a slot at the appropriate meeting to discuss RadHR. It can help to emphasise the following about the project:
- RadHR is free to all users
- It is NOT about sharing minutes of meetings, personnel files, or any other personal or confidential organisational data.
- It is about being part of a community that can offer free feedback and mutual learning on specific policy areas that your group may struggle with.
- It is not a subscription service and thus only works if lots of groups commit to sharing the work they have put into creating radical policies for one another to adapt and develop.
- All personal or confidential details can be removed before sharing and policies can be attributed to your group, or uploaded anonymously.
What should I do to prepare a policy to share?
Make a copy of it first, so you don’t make any changes to your original version!
Decide with others if you want your organisation/group to be named in the policy, or not, and if you’d like to be able to be contacted by other groups working in similar contexts on similar policies.
Look through it and remove the following:
- Individual’s names (but ideally not positions or titles, so others can understand the role that a named person would be playing in a process)
- Individual contact details
- Unaddressed comments or questions in the docs
What if something we wrote isn’t right or is in a legal grey area?
Obviously all our policies are better if we take the time to get them into the best shape we can. But we’ll still make mistakes—we’re not all HR experts, afterall.
If you’re feeling unsure about if a part of a policy has the potential to get you—or another group using it—in trouble (with the law, insurers, funders, etc), then take whatever steps you can to get it checked. If you’re not able to, try checking some of the guides on our site for criteria that your policy might need to meet. If you know you are uploading something that will challenge an unjust law or other imposition on your work, but don’t want to be named, you can upload your policy anonymously. Though it is important that you mention if there’s an aspect of the policy that you think other groups should look into and discuss before they decide to adopt it.
If everything on RadHR had to be triple-checked by solicitors, it likely wouldn’t be radical anymore. We recognise there are risks people may feel they are taking by sharing their radical policies and want to do whatever we can to support one another to take those risks in as informed a way as possible, and to have each other’s backs if there are challenges that arise from sharing something that creates problems for any of the groups involved.