Having an employee handbook isn't a legal requirement but is certainly good practice. It is a method of collating all the important points which you want to bring to the attention of your employees. As an employer you are required to provide quite a lot of information to your employees and having a central document, whether printed or electronic, is an efficient way of making sure this happens. It also makes it easier for you to keep the information up to date.
Many HR policies are too complex. Employees never read them and managers don't stick to them. The result is a greater risk of ending up in an Employment Tribunal. We recommend 16 essential but 'easy to read' policies for your handbook.
We can help you produce an employee handbook that is specific to your needs, easy to read and easy to understand.