Updating employee handbook
"Every situation is different, and [handbooks] need flexibility instead of a step-by-step formula for handling performance problems." But outdated disciplinary policies aren't the biggest problem today's companies have with their employee handbooks.
Most small businesses don't actually have a formal handbook for their staff's reference.
If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date.
, HR managers should make updates to employee handbooks, with the help of legal counsel, at least once a year.
While the bones of your handbook should likely stay the same (barring major organizational changes that impact the culture of your company), here are a few policies you might consider addressing in your handbook this year, if you haven’t already.
[Explain] what you're doing and how they are a part of that.
It should be a method of acculturating or socializing employees into an organization, and getting them excited about working [with you]." Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University.
While a handbook can and should be much more than an outline of a company's rules, regulations and punishments, it's easy to see why this important document has earned that rules-obsessed reputation over the years.