An employee handbook is an important tool to increase the communication between the company and employees. An employee handbook sets the expectations of what the company expects from its employees, as well as what the employees can expect from the company.
Your employee handbook is the primary repository for your business’ employment policies, including those concerning paid and unpaid leave, sick leave, employee behavior, standards of professionalism and appearance, the process for addressing employee concerns, how to deal with employee disputes, and more.
How to write an employee handbook?
Your handbook IS NOT a manual of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for your business, however, nor is it a place to arbitrarily list a series of office “rules” for your employees to follow (in fact, doing so could actually leave your business vulnerable to legal challenges). Where it is appropriate for you to list guidelines and expectations for your employees in your handbook, those guidelines need to be written with an eye on statutory compliance applicable to organisation and state employment laws that applies to your business.
One way for companies to minimize the potential negative effects of employees’ inappropriate behaviour is to make sure that the company’s HR policies and procedures are well-documented. For a typical small business, a simple employee handbook may be all that you need to ensure your employees are aware of your company’s human resources policies.
HR policies are developed by making decisions and taking actions on the day-to-day problems of the organization. The process of developing HR policies involves the assessment of the following factors:
What to include in an employee handbook?
1. Identify the purpose and objectives of organisation
2. Employee Handbook is not a contract
3. General Employment information
4. Paid Leaves and weekly off details
5. Attendance and work timing
6. Sick leave policy
7. Holiday list
8. Employee behavior
9. Compensation and performance reviews
10. Benifits to employee during his work tenure
11. Safety and Security
How PayHR will help you?
There is no prescribed content for an employee handbook. It is up to each company to determine the information that it wants to convey to employees. If you’re not sure where to start, then PayHR provides you with sample starting point for your employee handbook. You will just add company name and make few modification which is suggested in Page 1 of the file. Download now...!