Why do you need an Employee Handbook?
Every business needs an Employee Handbook (sometimes called a Staff Handbook), it’s essential that you have great policies that will ensure you provide guidelines that your staff work by and so that they know what is expected of them.
As an employer you need to detail areas around employment law compliance, such as what the process is for dealing with disciplinaries, grievances, maternity and paternity and flexible working – these are just examples of the sorts of policies that you need.
The Ultimate Employee Handbook is also your opportunity to state other policies that you want to communicate to your staff, such as guidelines around your expectations for the use of social media, or how you want your employees to tell you that they aren’t coming in because they are sick etc.
Does a Staff Handbook really help?
If there is one piece of advice HR Heroes can give you is the most important HR item you need apart from the contract of employment is the Employee Handbook/Staff Handbook – it will help you deal with all sorts of situations that if you don’t have it will make your life as the boss a whole heap more difficult!
HR Heroes Employee Handbook contains 21 different policies that we have identified as vital for an SME.
You can also buy the documents individually.