An organisations’ Employee Handbook is often referred to as an Employee Manual or Staff Handbook. The Employee Handbook is made up of the policies and procedures that enable an organisation to have a structured approach to managing staff, and ensures that employees are aware of the benefits, policies and procedures applicable to their employment, how they are to be managed and what is expected from them.
An Employee Handbook is an integral part of people management within any organisation. It creates a framework to ensure that employers manage their staff in a fair, balanced and legal way, and provides a useful source of information, accessible to all employees and managers to deal with employment issues such as grievance or disciplinary issues, use of company equipment, managing performance, capability, redundancy and restructuring.
ACAS guidelines state that companies who employs staff, whether 1 or 100,000 must have a minimum number of policies and procedures in place along with Statements’ of Main Terms and Conditions.
Public sector employers will have a significantly larger number of policies and procedures because of the requirement to comply with significant levels of compliance processes.
In the private sector, employers large and small still need to have policies and procedures in place to ensure that they are treating all employees fairly and in a consistent manner reducing the risk of claims against them for unequal treatment.
Our Employee Handbooks are tailored to individual organisational needs (public and private sector employers) and contain all of the necessary policies and procedures to meet ACAS Guidelines.
To ensure that you stay up to date, each Employee Handbook is updated free of charge for a period of 3 years ensuring that if new employment legislation is introduced or current legislation is changed, we will send out updates for your Employee Handbook automatically, along with any necessary template letters to enable you to introduce the changes into your organisation.
Not all employers have a large Human Resources Department to help in managing employment issues. To support organisations to manage people issues we have also produced a Managers Guideline on HR Manual.
The Managers Guidelines on HR Manual includes detailed steps of how to deal with people issues, from recruitment to retirement and everything in between.
We believe that the Employee Handbook and Managers Guidelines on HR Manual together provide the foundation upon which any manager or business owner can effectively manage their staff and deal with day to day issues without having to bring in external HR professionals.
For those organisations with in-house HR functions, the Employee Handbook and Managers Guideline on HR Manual provide an invaluable tool for dealing with staff in a fair, balanced and legal way.
Both Employee Handbook and Managers Guidelines on HR Manual are delivered in searchable PDF format for hosting on either file servers or on an intranet, and Microsoft Word format for the centrally held copy. Updates will be delivered in both forms.
Printed copies are also available should they be required, and can be branded to meet your organisational needs.
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