An Employee Handbook is a fundamental requirement of a sound human resources program. HR Advisors will develop an Employee Handbook that establishes the guidelines directing day-to-day contacts between the employee and the employer which will serve to minimize possible misunderstandings and potential conflicts. The Employee Handbook will clearly and simply present the organization’s philosophy, objectives, policies, employee benefits and other aspects of the employment relationship. In addition, it will provide a convenient reference to help guide employees and management in their various relationships.
Equitable and consistent policies, rules and procedures are fundamental requirements of a sound human resources program. The morale of any working group depends to a great extent upon the effectiveness with which an organization’s policies and operating procedures are communicated. When communication between management and the employee is direct and easy to comprehend, misunderstanding and unrest are less likely to occur.
Content of Employee Handbook
The contents of the employee handbook differ according to the needs and objectives of each individual organization. The Employee Handbook may be used as both a guide during employee orientation, and also as a recruiting aid and a PR tool. The Employee handbook should be designed to build interest and enthusiasm and help the employee identify with the organization.
Among the more important subjects that will be included in the handbook are:
- A statement of each of the principal policies.
- A summary of various employee benefit plans.
- Operating rules and commonly observed customs.
- A brief review of the company’s history and organization
- A statement of the organization’s employee relation’s philosophy.
- A description of the company’s services.
Contents of the Employee Handbook will also include details on:
Employment, Employment Status, Compensation, Records and Files, Safety and health, Benefits, Performance Review and Promotion Procedures, Rules, Regulations and Discipline Procedures and Sexual Harassment Prevention.
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