Employee handbooks are road maps for organizations that help them get where they want to go by setting them on a course away from time-consuming lawsuits. A well-written employee manual plays a number of important roles for your company, and can create positive outcomes for employees and the company when clear policies are followed. It also sets expectations for employee conduct and serve as a safeguard for the company when employees do not meet those expectations.
On the other hand, a poorly written manual creates confusion. It may hinder your ability to respond effectively and consistently to critical situations at the workplace, and can open you up to liabilities that could have been prevented. A handbook usually has a long shelf life, and when legal issues arise, mistakes, misstatements and ambiguity may come back to haunt a company. Because of this, maintaining your employee handbook is a worthwhile task.
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If your company is growing or you’re experiencing management challenges, a starter handbook is not enough. You need an employee handbook that is up to date with changing regulations, new internal policies, or anything else that might evolve over time. Want a proactive HR business partner to help you stay compliant and reduce liabilities? Contact our team.