Even small offices need to make sure policies are in order. Here are some simple steps.
Create a mission statement for the beginning the of the handbook. A mission statement portrays a company’s main beliefs and goals for your company. Include a company overview, listings of appointed officers and a brief company history.
Important Content to Protect Your Business
Place a statement concerning Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws in the manual. Attendance policies and any disciplinary and termination policies need to be clearly outlined.
Even if you only have a few employees, clearly defining the benefits they receive needs to be on paper. Provide detailed information concerning benefits such as sick days, vacation days and health insurance coverage. If your company offers an Employee Assistance Program, provide details regarding the confidentiality of the program and include contact information.
Binding Your Manual
Review the manual with an attorney to make sure you have covered all the important details. Bind your handbook so it can be easily read and distributed to be new employees and maintains a professional look that reflects your business.
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