How are you going to share this vision with your employees?
When joining a company, people want to know what to expect. What are the companies’ values, standards, and expectations? What are the benefits of working at your organization.
Having an Employee Handbook customized to your business is a great place to start.
Your employee handbook is often the first and most important introduction to your company.
Done correctly, the handbook can be a valuable reference for the new employee.
What should be included in an employee Handbook?
Company history, vision, mission statement and core values
Code of conduct/policies
Working hours, dress code and facility information
Privacy and security information
Benefits for full-time and part-time employees
PTO policies (sick-time, vacation time, bereavement)
Resignation and termination processes
Anti-harassment policies and processes
By updating the handbook annually with the most current labor and wage laws, you will also make sure your business is staying transparent and compliant.
The employee handbook is an important tool to formalize workplace procedures, inform employees of how to use available benefits and provides them with tools to become a productive member of the team.
Do you have a handbook? When was the last time you had it reviewed?