It’s important to make sure your employees know what they can expect from your company as well as what’s expected of them from day one. The best way to do that is to have detailed job descriptions, a thorough employee handbook and clearly outlined company policies.
It’s important that employees sign off on these items during their orientation to document they have received, read and understand them.
Your employee handbook is the bible of your business. It establishes the rules and guidelines of your organization and explains certain legal obligations and entitlement. The handbook isn’t strictly informational, it helps with HR risk control and can protect employers from legal trouble — specifically discrimination claims.
Here are the primary elements to include.