What is an employee handbook? Why would a business want one? Does my business need one? What should it contain? These are the primary issues addressed in this topic.
In general, an employee handbook comprises many elements. It is a compilation of rules. It is a tool to explain procedures for handling problems. It is a way to communicate expectations to employees. It allows a business to explain its corporate culture. A handbook helps orient new employees and provides direction on issues that frequently arise. It is important, however, that the employee handbook reflect the reality of the business. Rules and expectations should comport with the way the company actually operates.