Why should I have an employee handbook?

Why should I have an employee handbook?

There are lots of reasons to have an employee handbook. Firstly, there are certain policies and procedures that are legal requirements and a handbook is a great place to document them.

But an employee handbook is not just about being legally compliant. It’s about setting out clearly to employees what you expect of them, your standards and your working practices. If you communicate this clearly, you are more likely to get the conduct and performance you want; and if you don’t, you are in a much stronger position to take appropriate action.