Q & A – Why have an employee handbook?

Q: Why have an employee handbook?

A: Employee handbooks can be a vital communication tool with employees.  While the primary purpose of handbooks is to address key policies in a consistent manner, they also set the tone for the organization’s culture.  They can serve as a resource that employees can access on their own to help them “help themselves.”  Handbooks can also assist in proving the dissemination of key policies such as FMLA and EEO/Sexual Harassment.