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A well-drafted employee handbook has many benefits, including Legal Protection: The most vital benefit of having an employee handbook is that it often protects companies from employees’ legal claims.

An employee handbook is a document that contains a company’s operating procedures. It is usually delivered to a worker upon their first day of employment. The employee handbook is used to establish important policies that are expected in the workplace and to protect the rights of employers and employees. Usually, the employee handbook contains several key sections and includes information about company culture, policies, and procedures.

Tips & Common Pitfalls

Don’t let your handbook sit and collect dust! An employee handbook should be a “living document,” which gets reviewed and updated frequently (at the very least once every two years). This will ensure that the handbook is both narrowly tailored to reflect your company’s policies and is in compliance with employment laws which change frequently.