Policy brief & purpose
APPSInvent Employee Code of Conduct company policy outlines our expectations and policies regarding employees/contractors’ behavior towards their peers, supervisors and overall organization. We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all employees/contractors to follow our code of conduct. They should avoid offending, participating in serious disputes and disrupting our workplace. We expect everyone of our employees/contractors to create a well-organized, respectful and collaborative environment.
This policy applies to all our employees/contractors regardless of employment agreement or rank.
Components of Code of Conduct Policy
APPSInvent employees/contractors are bound by their contract to follow our Employee Code of Conduct while performing their duties. We outline the components of our Code of Conduct below:
Compliance with law
All employees/contractors must protect our company’s legality, understand the Code. Comply with the Code and the law wherever they are. They should comply with all environmental, safety and fair dealing laws. We expect employees/contractors to be ethical and responsible when dealing with our company’s finances, products, partnerships and public image.
If ever in doubt about a course of conduct, ask yourself:
- Is it consistent with the Code?
- Is it ethical?
- Is it legal?
- Will it reflect well on me and the Company?
- Would I want to read about it in the newspaper?
If the answer is “No” to any of these questions, don’t do it. If still unclear about it, then consult with your supervisor for assistance on the situation.
Respect in the workplace
All employees/contractors should respect their colleagues. We won’t allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment or victimization. employees/contractors should conform with our equal opportunity policy in all aspects of their work, from recruitment and performance evaluation to interpersonal relations
Protection of Company Property
All employees/contractors should treat our company’s property, whether material or intangible, with respect and care. Employees/Contractors shouldn’t misuse company equipment. Should respect all kinds of incorporeal property. This includes trademarks, copyright and other property (information, reports etc.) employees/contractors should use them only to complete their job duties. employees/contractors should protect company facilities and other material property (e.g. company cars) from damage and vandalism, whenever possible.
All employees/contractors must show integrity and professionalism in the workplace:
- Personal appearance
All employees/contractors must follow our dress code and personal appearance guidelines.
We discourage employees/contractors from accepting gifts from clients or partners. We prohibit briberies for the benefit of any external or internal party.
- Job duties and authority
All employees/contractors should fulfill their job duties with integrity and respect toward customers, stakeholders and the community. Supervisors and managers mustn’t abuse their authority. We expect them to delegate duties to their team members taking into account their competences and workload. Likewise, we expect team members to follow team leaders’ instructions and complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner. We encourage mentoring throughout our company.
- Absenteeism and tardiness
Employees/contractors should follow their schedules. We can make exceptions for occasions that prevent employees/contractors from following standard working hours or days. But, generally, we expect employees/contractors to be punctual when coming to and leaving from work.
- Conflict of interest
We expect employees/contractors to avoid any personal, financial or other interests that might hinder their capability or willingness to perform their job duties.
Employees/contractors should be friendly and collaborative. They should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work.
All employees/contractors must be open for communication with their colleagues, supervisors or team members.
We expect employees/contractors to not abuse their employment benefits. This can refer to time off, insurance, facilities, subscriptions or other benefits our company offers.
All employees/contractors should read and follow our company policies. If they have any questions, they should ask their managers or Human Resources (HR) department.
Our company may have to take disciplinary action against employees/contractors who repeatedly or intentionally fail to follow our code of conduct. Disciplinary actions will vary depending on the violation.
Possible consequences include:
Suspension or termination for more serious offenses.
Detraction of benefits for a definite or indefinite time.
We may take legal action in cases of corruption, theft, embezzlement or other unlawful behavior.