Importance of an employee handbook
An employee handbook is extremely important for an employer to avoid such issues as employee misconduct and bullying in the workplace.
An employee handbook states what is expected of employees, as well as they rights they have with regards to such issues as holiday entitlement and reporting grievances. It is extremely important for a business to have a clear and well defined employee handbook, protecting the company from claims which could potentially be highly damaging to their finances and reputation.
How to write an employee handbook
When producing an employee handbook, it is important to ensure that the contents are comprehensive and cover every required aspect of workplace regulations. While every business is different and may require additional information, the most important regulations to include when writing an employee handbook are as follows:
- Holiday Entitlement & Conditions
- Sickness/Injury Payment & Conditions
- General Information & Procedures
- Disciplinary Rules & Procedures
- Capability Procedures
- Disciplinary Appeal Procedure
- Grievance Procedure
- Personal Harassment Policy
While these considerations are generally necessary to include within an employee handbook, Peninsula can provide guidance if the nature of your business requires any additional information. As well as offering information on what should be included within your employee handbook, Peninsula can also produce bespoke employee handbooks to your ideal specifications.
Peninsula can also advise on how to handle dismissal procedures in a sensitive and legal manner.
Contact Peninsula for employee handbook advice
For experienced and professional advice on what to include in an employee handbook, call Peninsula free on 0844 892 2772 to speak to one of our dedicated advisors. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick and helpful response to any queries you may have.