This is a document produced by an employer establishing the broad expectations of employee’s behaviour, which usually reflecting the values and goals of the business. These codes form part of the employment contract and are legally enforceable by the employer. These can broadly cover the whole workforce of a business or be specific to certain roles or positions.
A code of conduct is firstly important to protect the image of the organisation and ensure that employees are aware of things that are not tolerated within that specific work environment. This document also helps employees to be informed and trained on their expectations within their positions.