Your employee handbook is a crucial communication tool
between you and the rest of your small business team. It introduces your new
hires to your company’s policies, procedures, and expectations. And it ensures
that your entire staff is on the same page.
Creating your employee handbook – especially if it’s your
first one – can be challenging, because it requires you to examine your
culture, messaging, and policies thoroughly. We’ve created this guide to help
you write a handbook that’s easy for your team to navigate and understand, all
while helping you stay compliant with any potential legal guidelines.
Why do you need an employee handbook?
If you only have a few workers, you might be wondering why
you even need a handbook. Can’t you just tell your staff about your policies?
An employee handbook can benefit your small business in many ways:
Helps prevent HR compliance issues
Acts as a go-to resource for current and future staff members
Serves as a roadmap for workplace conduct and expectations
Holds your entire team to the same standards, creating a fair work environment
Allows you to train new hires more efficiently
Prepares your business for growth
Download your new hire handbook optimization guide