How Important is an Employee Handbook? Answer: Very!
An employee handbook is an essential resource to many organizations. It explains the rules that govern day-to-day functions and communicates a company’s values and culture. It can also ensure that your organization is compliant with government regulations and form the first line of defense in an employment lawsuit or investigation.
Here’s how it works:
Is your organization’s employee handbook complete and up-to-date?
To help you decide, read our earlier post, 10 “Must Haves” for an Employee Handbook, or attend our upcoming webinar where we’ll cover the basics and the custom considerations that go into creating an employee handbook, as well as best practices for distributing and using the handbook. All attendees will also be able to ask specific questions during and immediately after this live event.
Also consider that for some organizations, a single handbook alone may not suffice. Multifaceted businesses that span a variety of industries may need addendums to their corporate handbook, such as individual guides for specific job sites or locales. It’s not uncommon for states to have their own requirements too, so it’s important that your corporate HR department works in tandem with regional offices to create the right employee handbook for each area.
If you’re unsure how to develop your employee handbook, or overwhelmed by the prospect, let Complete Payroll Solutions (CPS) help. Our HR service provides templates and samples for standard handbooks and our HR and Compliance experts can help you review, update, and tailor a custom or industry-specific handbook that’s right for your company.