Why An Employee Handbook Is Important
An employee handbook is a powerful tool to communicate your organization's policies and practices, as well as its values, culture, and vision. It can also form the first line of defense in an employment lawsuit or investigation.
A well written and comprehensive employee handbook will benefit both the employee and the employer. Employees will gain a better sense of the organization and employers will know that they have made the policies and expectations clear to its workers.
An up-to-date, compliant employee handbook is also a viable first line of defense against huge litigation costs. And a thorough handbook is beneficial to both the organization as well as the newly hired employee as it clearly sets the tone for the expectations of that employee.
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Benefits of a Sound Employee Handbook
A well written and comprehensive employee handbook will benefit both the employee and the employer. Employees will gain a better sense of the organization and employers will know that they have made the policies and expectations clear to its workers. Here are some of the specific reasons that every employer should create and maintain an accurate employee handbook.
Introduce Culture & Values
Helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging, which studies show will help employees become more productive, sooner.
Establish Company Policies
Managers can use the handbook to answer questions and make decisions regarding your policies to ensure consistent practice.
Employee Benefits Overview
Informs employees of vacations, 401k, health insurance, paid parental leave, or other benefits and the eligibility requirements.
Provides employees with a clear understanding of their responsibilities and a compass for organizational policies.
Labor Law Compliance
Communicates various entitlements and obligations to employees and helps keep you compliant with these regulations.
Defend Against Employee Claims
A thorough handbook shows third-party investigators that the organization exercised "reasonable care" toward its employees.