Every single employer, big or small, should have a company handbook. More than just providing employees with policies and procedures, it’s also a protection for business owners if your handbook contains the right information. With disclosures and disclaimers, along with policies and requirements – your handbook and acknowledgement of the handbook can become a life saver.
Thankfully, Solution Services has identified “10 Essential Elements” that every handbook should have! I will give you the first three items, and then you can head over to our website to get the rest!
- The Disclaimer/Acknowledgement – The disclaimer is what defines the nature of the employee handbook. It should clearly state that the handbook is not a contract of employment. Also, an acknowledgement that the employee received the handbook and agree to comply with the policies that are listed in the handbook.
- Company Goals and Mission Statement – Lay out the company goals and mission statement at the beginning. A mission statement should be brief and focus on the organization’s sense of purpose and duty. The goals are a way to motivate employees to a mutual purpose and a great way to bring employees together as a team.
- Employee Definition – It’s important to clearly establish what kind of employees are employed at your organization. Exempt, non-exempt, full time, or part time should be included along with contractors, vendors, and temporary employees.
Want to know more? Head on over to our website to keep reading! In using a PEO like Solution Services, we not only help you with your employee handbook – we actually provide it to you as part of our services. We make sure it’s exactly what you want, and includes all the legal and mandatory notices that are required. A handbook can be daunting and confusing…or it can be painless and easy with Solution Services! Call us today at 888-557-1600 for a free consultation with one of our business owners.