An employee handbook is sometime called an employee manual or staff handbook by some employers or employees. This employee handbook is written, compiled and given by the employer to inform the employee about the company’s policies and procedures.
The employee handbook is a very useful tool. It helps to bring together employment and job-related information like, working hours, break-time, pay and benefits, insurance, leaves, appraisal, rewards, company’s rules and policies, disciplinary and grievance procedures among others that the employee need to know.
It is also an important source for new employee to obtain useful information about the company during the induction program. Employee will feel at ease that they will be dealt fairly and consistently in accordance to the Company’s policy as set out in the handbook.