By having an up to date employee handbook in place, employers can clearly define the parameters in which they expect their employees to work and behave. In certain circumstances, dismissals made because of an employee’s inappropriate behaviour have led to employers losing at an employment tribunal because they were unable to demonstrate that they had a policy against it and/or followed that policy correctly.
As well as reducing the risk of costly employment tribunals, laying out clear policies in the employee handbook shows consistency with current legislation. Our retained clients benefit from our annual update of their handbook – ensuring that any changes in case law or legislation are taken into account.
Any small business will understand that employee handbooks are an essential resource, a reference guide which helps to create unity, manage employee expectations and avoid risk.
Every business is different, so having an employee handbook tailored to your specific needs will bring many benefits to your company. At Cluer HR we take ownership of this for our retained clients since we see it as an essential tool in upholding your HR policies. If you are considering becoming a retained client, this is just one of many elements we include in this excellent service.