An Internet search for information about employee handbooks will
provide thousands of Web sites offering implementation tips,
handbook templates and legal advice. The information may seem
overwhelming, but don't let it deter you from publishing an
employee handbook or updating your current one. An effective
employee handbook will provide your employees with an understanding
of their roles in your company's success, which can make your
company a better place to work.
An employee handbook's primary function should be to serve as a
communication tool within your organization. It provides answers to
employees' questions about insurance and other benefits,
attendance, safety, compensation and harassment, as well as
facilitates consistent policy enforcement and legal protection for
your company. An employee handbook also can help new employees gain
insight into your company's culture by emphasizing your company's
ethics and philosophies.
Creating and implementing a thorough employee handbook will
require time and effort, but its positive effects as a
communication tool for your work force will outweigh the efforts
you and your staff put into producing it.
Whether you are updating an existing employee handbook or
implementing a new one, the following tips will provide a formula
for making the project...
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