Employee handbooks are a staple to any business and, if written well and properly communicated to your workforce, they will provide an invaluable point of reference for managers and their teams.
Employee handbooks set the expectations between employers and their employees. They provide clear guidelines on the company’s rules and practices and are especially useful when onboarding new employees.
A well drafted employee handbook is a clear introduction to your workplace culture and will guide employees through the processes of requesting leave, disciplinary processes, performance management, health and safety and the like.
An employee handbook also creates a level playing field amongst employees. Written policies that hold everyone to the same standards and practices are crucial to ensure a happy and engaged workforce.
The policies and procedures within your employee handbook will assist your business if you’re faced with employee disputes, in addition to providing a single point of reference for managers, when it comes to making decisions regarding employment, conduct or disciplinary action.
There are many claims in the Employment Tribunal, where organisations have either; not had clear policies in place that employees can follow, or, when there are internal policies, but the organisation has failed to follow them and the ACAS code of practice.
If your business would benefit from an up to date and comprehensive Employee Handbook, then get in touch to know more.
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