Xwísten Human Resources Policy

Date: 2015

EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to write their human resources policy, ensuring that it was compliant with federal and provincial laws, met best practices for First Nations human resources management, and met the needs of members, staff and Council.The project sought to formalize and standardize the existing human resources practices in the organization (which were largely left up to department heads and varied widely). The final document includes a new performance management process (i.e., employee review), a new and more transparent hiring process, and twelve ‘templates’ that can be used by department heads to standardize their HR practices. These templates include a ‘Letter of Offer’, interview questions, reference check questions, and yearly employee review meetings.