Employee Handbooks provide an essential guide to working at your company and introduce your employees to your culture and values. Employee Handbooks are a vital document during the induction and probation periods and their importance continues throughout the employees’ period of employment with you as it will be the first place the employee turns to for information.
Your Employee Handbook should support your employment contract by setting out how employees are expected to conduct themselves, who they can turn to if they need support, and what they can expect from you as their employer or manager. It also provides information about everything from company policies to employee benefits and housekeeping arrangements.
I have worked with companies from a wide range of sectors to either introduce a new employee handbook or update their existing employee handbook. So, whether you’re looking to create a brand-new employee handbook, or simply update your existing one I can help you.
Top 6 Benefits of Employee Handbooks
- Every Employee Receives the Same Information
Avoiding confusion which could lead to grievances. Imagine if one employee pops in your office and asks you about carrying over a few days annual leave because they haven’t had time to take them, you have a chat with them about workload and agree to the carry over. Later that day as you are rushing out of the office to a meeting another employee sees you waiting for the lift and says they have too much holiday left over and you say ‘you’ll fit it in’.
- Every Employee Knows What You Expect From Them
Your employees cannot say you had not told them that it was not acceptable to do something.
- Every Employee Knows What They Can Expect From You
When you put your policies in writing your employees will feel they are being applied equally.
- Every Employee Knows Where To Look For Information
Saving you time answering simple and repetitive questions such as your policy on compassionate leave or the rules on using mobile phones at work. Having a medium where employees can check out the answers to these questions rather than having to ask you will really save your time and ensure every employee receives the same answer.
- Ensures A Consistent Approach
Have you ever found yourself trying to remember what you did before in a particular situation? Your Employee Handbook should be a comprehensive reference book that sets out expectations from both sides and when it’s set out in a logical, clear and easy to read format, it can be a really useful document providing clarity and consistency for everyone.
- Protects Your Business
Your employee handbook will help minimise the chance of you ending up in a potentially costly employment tribunal because clear, well-defined policies help you make decisions more quickly, confidently, and consistently. Both managers and staff know where they stand and policies are clear and unbiased and apply to all staff equally so there is less risk of grievance, disciplinary and employment tribunal claims. It may seem like an unnecessary expense but the cost of preparing a Handbook would be considerably less than the time spent preparing for and defending a claim at a tribunal.
How I Can Help You Introduce an Employee Handbook into Your Business
|Ready To Go Employee Handbook
My Ready To Go Employee Handbook provides a simple but professional Employee Handbook which is ideal for new businesses and those on the tightest of budgets.
If your benefits structure reflects the statutory provisions and want to implement a simple yet professional employee handbook then my Ready To Go Employee Handbook will provide an excellent starting point.
All you need to do is provide a few basic details and I will create your ‘Ready to Go’ Employee Handbook which will then grow with your business.
|Bespoke Employee Handbook
I have many years’ experience in writing Employee Handbooks from scratch and will tailor the content of your Employee Handbook to reflect your working practices whilst taking into account your specific business needs and future goals whist reflecting your personality, culture and values.
If you would like an Employee Handbook that is aligned with your company culture, creates consistency and fairness across your business and provides employees with clear expectations, standards and guidance then give me a call today to arrange your free consultation.
|HR Compliance Package
My HR Compliance Package ensure you have a tailored employment contract and employee handbook in place. As legislation changes, I will update your documents accordingly, so you can relax in the knowledge that your HR documents will remain up-to-date.
I will also provide you with advice when HR issues crop up. I will support my advice with step-by-step guidance, giving you the confidence of knowing what to do and when to do it.
Have a question about your Employee Handbook?