An employee policy handbook is a must-have for all small businesses.
An employee policy handbook is a must-have for all small businesses. It provides protections for business owners and offers a clear explanation of policies, procedures and guidelines for employees – taking the guesswork out of workplace rules. With an employee handbook, you’ll be able to protect against common problems such as inappropriate social media sharing or security breaches.
Leveraging a strong HR background, we can help you prepare a comprehensive series of employee policies that protect you, your employees and your business’ standing. Included topics may be social media and IT usage guidelines, rules around employee conduct, expectations around hours and leave, health and safety guidelines and any penalties for infringing upon office policies.
Depending on your business, you may also want to include non-disclosure or non-compete agreements, benefits policies, paid time off and vacation policies and dress codes. Employee evaluations, reviews and exit surveys may also be worth including. If you work with independent contractors, you may also want to incorporate an appropriate agreement.
Once your employee policy handbook has been created, we recommend that you share it with all employees – current and future – and ask them to sign it acknowledging their understanding of the policies within. This creates a paper trail of your policies, and ensures that employees both understand and agree to adhere to your company policies.
If you have an existing employee policy handbook but want to ensure that it complies with current HR regulations, just ask. We can review it to ensure that it meets current standards, is consistent with local and federal regulations, is comprehensive and inclusive, and does not contain anything that may be construed as inadvisable or potentially illegal.
If you don’t have a policy manual, we can help with that too. We’ll start with the basics and then customize it for your business.
As regulations, laws and standards change, we’ll touch base with you to let you know whether anything in your employee policy handbook needs to be updated or amended – ensuring peace of mind for both you and your staff.
Let our team handle all the back office details while you work on the front end of your business.
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