An employee handbook is a fundamental and efficient way to specify the HR policies and procedures that are relevant in the workplace.
It conveys mandatory HR guidelines and procedures for the employee, so they are informed of what is required of them and have a registry of those policies and be a form of a “go-to guide” to consult at any time they have a question or need assistance.
It also helps to assure that all procedures abide by employment law.
The contents of an employee handbook should cover every important aspect of employment within the company. It is created to illustrate the organisation’s regulations, policies, methods, and benefits.
The policies within an employee handbook should set the standard and be the starting point in dealing with an employee issue.
An effective employee handbook should be more than a collection of rules and regulations that employees must live by within the organisation. It should outline the company´s culture and communicate its mission, values, goals, policies, and rules to new and existing employees.