FRUSTRATED WITH POOR COMMUNICATION OF WORK RULES AND REGULATIONS?
As workplace issues become more complex, many employers have found that employee handbooks have been helpful communication tools. Even if you are a small business, you may still want a handbook to communicate what employees can expect from you and what you expect from employees in your business.
Employee handbooks typically provide a general explanation of policies and are written in casual language that is understandable to employees with a wide range of education and training. The benefits of having an employee handbook are many: Every employee receives the same information about the rules of the workplace; your employees will know what you expect from them (and what they can expect from you); and you'll buy yourself valuable legal protection if an employee later challenges you in court.
However, an employee handbook does more than protect your company from legal liability. A clear and concise handbook defines standards for workplace conduct and describes employee benefits, company policies, and state and federal laws. I can write a fully customized employee handbook that would typically cost thousands of dollars and require weeks of valuable company time to complete.
The advantages of documenting your policies include:
- Provides a useful resource for new employee orientation
- Provides an informational and educational resource for supervisors and managers
- Promotes open communication and eliminates confusion as well as helps everyone understand the organization's position on various everyday issues
- Promotes fairness and consistency in treatment
- Establishes legal protection
For more information about documenting your policies, contact me today!
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