Have Employees; Now What? A Short Guide to Handbooks and Onboarding
Updated: Feb 11, 2021
Most companies understand the importance of having an employee handbook. They realize its benefits of clearly educating managers and employees on their company culture, values, policies and procedures. Here we discuss how a well-written employee handbook and onboarding documents can help businesses communicate company culture and manage employees.
It is becoming increasingly important for handbooks to be thorough, but still easily understood by employees and managers, so they are able to apply the guidance it contains consistently. It is especially important for new hires to be provided with your handbook so they understand your expectations from the beginning. And it is important for business owners to use the right forms and notices as part of their onboarding process.
Owners of companies with compliant handbooks recognize it as a valuable tool for onboarding new employees. They see its value in helping new employees become acquainted with their unique culture and processes. They also see its value in helping managers and employees feel safe and fairly treated.