Employee Handbooks (also known as employee manuals, staff handbooks or company policy manuals) are an essential tool for the effective management of your workforce. A comprehensive Employee Handbook will outline your expectations regarding staff performance, behaviour and conduct. It will also let your staff know what they should do if they are unhappy, and what you will do to try and resolve this situation.
Your Employee Handbook should ensure the fair and consistent treatment of your staff while protecting the overall interests of your business…
Although there are certain elements (such as grievance and disciplinary procedures) that are consistent in all Employee Handbooks, every business is different and your Employee Handbook should reflect this. Ultimately, your Employee Handbook should ensure the fair and consistent treatment of your staff while protecting the overall interests of your business.
Since your Employee Handbook is a fundamental reference point for both you and your staff, it is important to get it right. It needs to be accurate and unambiguous and specific to your individual business. Although there are plenty of templates that you can use to create an Employee Handbook, we would strongly recommend seeking professional advice. After all, your Employee Handbook will be the “Bible” that you all work from and mistakes at this stage can prove extremely costly.
SBHR are able to offer practical, professional advice regarding the content of your Employee Handbook, or provide you with a complete, bespoke document tailored specifically to your business. Not sure how much help you need? Give us a call and we’ll discuss your options.