Employee Handbooks: Your Ultimate Guide

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Shoved deep in some desks of supervisors and employees, the employee handbook resides. For some, the handbook has lived in this dark corner of the workplace for years without a thought or care. Where does your employee handbook live? This is especially true for handbooks.

The Exciting New World of Employee Handbooks

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Every business needs an employee handbook , right? Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications Featured

Why You Need an Employee Handbook and What It Should Cover

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A staff handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) is something every company, regardless of size, should have. Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR News Labor Relations Legal - Compliance & Policies National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) & Board (NLRB) Featured

How to Avoid Employee Handbook Crisis

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That is why handbooks or employee handbooks are very important so that there is a guideline on how one should act while being employed in the company. Sometimes though the handbooks exist, some employers forget […].

SME’s Guide to Creating Your First Employee Handbook

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Whilst there are many HR factors that you will need to consider, creating an employee handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) should be a priority if you are looking to grow your team. Why Do I Need an Employee Handbook? How Does a Handbook Differ from a Contract?

6 must-have policies for a strong employee handbook


Don’t think you need to hassle with creating an employee handbook? As your business grows, a strong employee handbook is a manual for what your employees can expect from your company and what your company expects from them. So, unless you’re your business’s sole employee – or you’re running a family business with only you, your sister and cousin as employees – you need an employee handbook. Your employee handbook should provide guidance to reinforce your policies.

Why An Employee Handbook Is Essential For Every Business


Does your company have an employee handbook? Every business needs to create a detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date employee handbook and provide it to their team. On page forty-one of the employee handbook, in black and white, it says: ‘Never run with scissors!”

This is How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

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Making an Employee Handbook that Truly Engages Your Staff. But, if you learn how to create an effective employee handbook, you can e many of these issues from the very beginning of someone’s employment with your business.

Employee Handbook? Yes, You Need One


An employee handbook isn’t just a nice-to-have. The post Employee Handbook? Engagement & Communications emerging business employee handbook entrepreneur entrepreneurs HR human resources SBA SCORE SHRM small business small business advice small business incubator start upsIt’s an important document that can minimize internal conflict and more importantly, prepare a company for lawsuits if anything does go wrong. Ask a Pro to help.

Check Out the Updated Form I-9 Handbook


Make sure you are consulting the newly updated handbook! Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). The U.S.

Employee Handbook Lessons from HR Professionals


Three Paychex HR professionals offer an inside look at creating an effective employee handbook

Employee Handbooks: What Is the Right Balance for Montana Employers?

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At some point, every employer has probably heard the warning: You really should have an employee handbook. Every Montana company with even a single employee should have an employee handbook. Using a poorly drafted handbook is nearly as dangerous as not having one at all.

5 Reasons to Make Your Employee Handbook Public


To start, Lauren worked with her team to develop a thorough and redesigned employee handbook and then did the unusual—published it on the company website. Company Culture is Holistic When Lauren joined Ellevation, the company was using a generic handbook format that did not showcase the personality and culture of the company. As an embodiment of their brand, Lauren approached the Ellevation handbook with a more serious tone and a mission-driven focus.

Your employee handbook may be a contract — unless it says this …

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If you don’t want your employee handbook to qualify as a contract in court, then here’s what it should say. . It sounds simple, but missing this language in one of its employee handbooks recently got an employer in some legal hot water. The lesson came from a new appeals court ruling, which said a handbook can create a contract unless it includes a disclaimer to the contrary. It claimed the handbook wasn’t a contract – nor did it claim to be.

Which Emerging Issues Should Your Handbook Cover?

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Paid sick leave and data privacy are the most commonly addressed emerging issues in today’s employee handbooks, according to a recent survey conducted by XpertHR. What Emerging Issues Are Making Their Way into Handbooks? addressing this new legal trend in their handbooks.

Employee Handbooks Can Create Risk For the Company – Unless You Do Them Right

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Many companies, especially smaller businesses, do not get the chance to update their employee handbook on a regular basis. Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Insights HR Management HR Trends Workforce Featured

ATD Talent Management Handbook

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I'm a contributor to the ATD's Talent Management Handbook, due out in November. The book provides an overview of the whole of talent management, mainly written for talent developers.

Does your handbook say this … ? If so, it’s time for a rewrite

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You can’t tell employees to ‘play nice’ After a union cried foul about some of T-Mobiles policies, the NLRB dug into the telecommunication company’s employee handbook and rules. handbook policies prohibiting negative comments about fellow team members.

Even Tiny Companies Need a Handbook

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Large companies aren’t the only businesses that need an employee handbook. Here are some best practices on what your handbook should cover and how you can distribute it. Here are a number of common points covered in handbooks: What is the vacation policy?

Employee Handbooks Under Scrutiny

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OK, pop quiz: What’s the difference between these two employee-handbook policies? “Be And that’s why there’s plenty of work for them as the NLRB cracks down on employee-handbook language — including provisions that once were standard — that it says is too broad.

4 more rules the NLRB says to cut from your handbooks now

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After receiving a charge that the casino’s employee handbook contained overly broad rules, an NLRB administrative law judge struck down four of the casino’s policies. Employment Law Special Report employee handbook National Labor Relations Board NLRA NLRB unions

The Employee Handbook—Best Practices

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Most organizations have created some form of employee handbook, and for good reason. Best Practices When Creating a Comprehensive Employee Handbook. Beyond the basics above, here are some best practices for creating, communicating, and maintaining an employee handbook.

What You Need to Make Sure to Acknowledge in Your Employee Handbook

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Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications HR Insights HR Management Legal, Compliance & Policies Talent Management WorkforceBy Eric B. Meyer.

The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook

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Today’s workplaces are dynamic, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that tension can develop quickly and ruinously. Using examples drawn from a wide range of corporate and entrepreneurial experiences, along with checklists and other practical tools, this eBook will help employees, managers at all levels, and business owners resolve conflict. Learn more! . E-news Sponsored Content

NLRB: Many of your employee handbook policies are probably unlawful.

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Indeed, consider this recent decision from a Phoenix Administrative Law Judge involving a fairly vanilla employee handbook. If you scan through the entire opinion, there’s not much about the employee handbook that the ALJ did like.

Announcing: The ASTD Management Development Handbook


American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recently released a fantastic collection titled “ The ASTD Management Development Handbook ”. This is a very non-traditional approach to write a handbook of management development!

NLRB’s 39 Reasons Why Your Employee Handbook May Violate the Law

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replete with examples of how your employee handbook is overly broad and violates the National Labor Relations Act. The purpose of the report is to educate employers, with recent case developments, on what can and cannot be included in an employee handbook. By Eric B. Meyer.

When an Employee Handbook Goes Beyond What the Law Requires

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I’m gonna pause for a sec while you go and grab a copy of your company’s employee handbook. HR News & Trends Legal Issues employee handbook HR basics HR communications HR management Legal workplace discrimination By Eric B. Meyer.

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

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Every business needs an employee handbook, right? Linda Itskovitz, VP of marketing for employee communications company GuideSpark, says the handbook is a very unimportant document. The employee handbook, as a medium, is not important because the majority of employees never open their handbook in the first place , especially millennials,” Itskovitz says. However, she clarifies, the information in the handbook is critical.

8 Reasons You Should Have a Company Employee Handbook


Creating a company employee handbook can seem like a daunting task, but having one brings many benefits. Here are eight reasons your organization should have an employee handbook: 1. A well-written handbook provides employees with a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

The Essential HR Handbook

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This book is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best employees to terminating poor performers. Click here to learn more! . E-news Sponsored Content

Three key areas that could make 2018 the year of the employee handbook overhaul

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But, either way, your employee handbook should announce your intentions. Common employer handbook rules found unlawful. Read on, HR enthusiasts. Paid Family and Medical Leave. A few weeks ago, I wrote here about a SHRM-endorsed paid-employee-leave bill that was introduced in House.

How to Write Your Own Employee Handbook

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Do you need a table of contents for a comprehensive employee handbook for your organization? Here are suggested policies, procedures, forms, and checklists

The most essential elements of an employee handbook acknowledgment

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“ One of the questions I know that we’ll get is about employee handbook acknowledgments. They should include an at-will disclaimer , reminding employees that nothing in the handbook creates a contract of employment for any set period of time.