A comprehensive employee handbook can be an employer’s best friend. By defining key company policies, such as the new hire waiting period, paid time off and more, it provides employees with a clear understanding of company standards and expectations. A well written handbook also outlines company protocols during important events, such as:
- At termination of employment, do benefits end immediately or at the end of the month?
- If an employee is out on medical leave, does their health coverage continue?
- Do you pay employees for time spent at jury duty?
- How many days/months must new hires work until they are eligible for benefits?
While most employers agree that having an employee handbook is important, the majority of small business owners lack the time and resources to develop one. And simply putting in the effort to create the document does not guarantee success either. Because there are so many rules and regulations, it’s unlikely that you’ll cover them all. And an inaccurate or out of date handbook can cause just as many problems as not having one in the first place.
Large companies often turn to lawyers for assistance in creating their handbook. And while the resulting document is generally very good, it can be quite costly. Hence this may not be a good option for smaller companies who are trying to keep their expenses down.
So what is the best way for small businesses to create a handbook? Well, we are making it easier than ever to build a compliant, comprehensive, up to date employee handbook with our new handbook generator tool.
You just provide some basic information about your company, like the owner’s name and number of employees. And in just a few seconds, our proprietary system will create a customized employee handbook with all of the required policies such as:
- Welcome Section
- Hiring and Orientation
- Wage and Hour Policies
- Performance, Discipline, Layoff and Termination
- Customer Relations
- Safety and Loss Prevention
- Closing Statement
- Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review
Your brand new handbook will cover everything from sexual harassment to the use of company vehicles. And all of the language and information is approved and reviewed by top human resource professionals. So you can feel confident about your company’s compliance.
The handbook is sent in a editable Microsoft Word format, so that you can make any tweaks or changes that you would like. Or, if you prefer us to add the custom content, that’s no problem. Just provide us with a list of items you would like to see addressed in the document.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, how much does it cost? But that’s actually the best part. We are providing this service 100% free of charge! So whether you are a current client or not, we will provide you with a comprehensive employee handbook at no cost. Please give us a call or email if you are interested or would like more information.