Employee Handbooks

Does your company have a written employee handbook? It was one of the most popular ways employers communicate policies, procedures and work rules to their employees. The handbook is an ideal format to explain – in one place – information about your organization’s history and culture; what the employee can expect from the employer, and what the employer expects of the employee. It can also include an overview of total rewards and other information.

When properly designed, employee handbooks are excellent tools to improve communication of policies and procedures; build more effective employee relations; enhance the image and reputation of the organization; improve productivity, and minimize the risk to your organization relating to employment practices. And they make sure everyone is on the same page.

We will review your existing handbook and provide suggestions for improvement, if needed. If necessary we’ll develop a new handbook tailored to your specific needs. Typically, the review takes an in-depth look at these areas:

  • Anti-discrimination policies
  • General Employment Information
  • Leave Policies
  • Performance Expectations and Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Safety and Security
  • Computers and Technology

We also will work with you and your management team to ensure the consistent application of employment policies and procedures by developing a supplementary procedure manual with additional detail linked to the employee handbook. The manual will provide practical guidance on administration of policies contained in the handbook, as well as any pre-employment or post-employment duties required of the management team.

Contact us for a review of your employee handbook.