The Importance of an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is essential to any company. A compilation of policies, procedures, working conditions, and behavioral expectations, the employee handbook will guide your employees and allow them to understand the expectations of your business and their role. Employee handbooks will also help protect your business if any legal issues arise from disgruntled employees or even terminated employees.

Here are some reasons why it is important for your company to have and enforce an employee handbook:

  • Introduces the employee/employees to your company’s culture, mission and values
  • Helps defend against employee claims
  • Educates employees about what they can expect from management and leadership
  • Communicates to employees what is expected from them
  • Showcases the benefits your company offers
  • Shows where employees can turn for help
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws (be sure to check and keep updated to your state laws)
  • Helps ensure key company policies are clearly and consistently communicated