Golden Rules of the Employee Handbook: Creation, Status, Management and Amendment

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 31 January 2019
Leeanne Armstrong
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The recruitment of a new employee will usually involve careful preparation and negotiation of appropriate contractual terms including salary, benefits, hours of work and holiday entitlement. The employee handbook is of equal importance but can often be overlooked. 

Having appropriate policies and procedures in the workplace is essential to the day to day operation of a business and the employees who work there. As well as providing an opportunity for the company to introduce employees to its ethos and values, the handbook crucially sets out the standards that are expected from employees. It also explains the standards that employees should come to expect from the management team.


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This article is correct at 31/01/2019

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