What is an Employee Handbook?
An Employee Handbook (also called a Staff Handbook) contains the information you need to share with your employees and workers (staff) about how you run your business.
Why do you need one?
As soon as you employ staff your business needs an Employee Handbook. Starting an Employee Handbook gives you the chance to look at your business practices and think about how you do things. You can then make sure that everyone is clear on the rules which are important to your business.
- How the business runs.
- What you expect of employees.
- What employees can expect of you.
- How you comply with your legal obligations as an employer. This covers disciplinary, managing sickness and holidays and health and safety.
Why do I need this handbook?
Our Handbook is practical and written in plain English. It’s an easy to use MS Word document with guidance so you can tailor it for your business. The handbook is written by qualified lawyers with over 30 years’ experience who know the law and how business works
It’s available for you to download it as soon as you’ve complete checkout.
You can share the handbook with your employees electronically or, if you need to, print it.
It’s most suitable for any business (including a limited company) that has less than 20 employees.
What’s in the Handbook?
It contains the essential policies that every business needs
- Absences – Sickness, Holiday,
- Discipline and Grievance
- Health and Safety (suitable for an office environment)
Once you’ve covered these basics you can add on policies as and when you need to.
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