Q & A – How long should an employee handbook be?

Q. How long should an employee handbook be?

A. Handbooks are intended to contain important summary guidelines, and not detailed procedures. Employers should keep in mind that the longer the handbook is, the less likely it will be read by employees. The handbook should be long enough to convey key information applicable to the majority of employees. It is not necessary to include every detail or address every potential situation that may arise.