9 workplace policies your organization should have

Happy employees are productive employees—and they’re not likely to be looking for another gig.

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Good morale is essential to ensure a company’s long-term success and minimize staff turnover. Consider these guidelines:

1. An HR litmus test for detecting jerks

This is no joke. At the California advertising agency RPA, there are actually quite a few roadblocks—and safeguards—in the human resources department to prevent someone from being hired if he or she will not play well with others. This agency has structured itself around a collaborative and open culture that has a policy to prevent the wrong toxic hire.

2. Free healthy beverages and snacks for employees

This is sort of a no-brainer. If you want your employees to feel like humans, the workplace should provide basic food and beverage options. Don’t skimp by buying cheap stuff at a bulk warehouse store. Adults like to stay healthy and eat like grown-ups. Go for the Vitamin Water over the soda, and the organic options over the processed ones. This is a simple and tasty way to improve morale.

3. Pets and kids are a welcome addition in the office

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