A policy, or employee, handbook is a vital tool and resource for any business. But creating one can be a challenge.
[This article was originally published in December 2017. It has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current information and trends.]
According to several HR experts, most small businesses do not have a written policy manual or employee handbook, an employee orientation process, or even a proper and documented termination procedure.
Yet all of these tools and processes can be the first line of legal defense to avoid costly employee lawsuits.
Much is being written currently about employee engagement. It is an issue that rightly deserves the focus of employers, but what should their role be?
Onboarding of new hires is a commonplace practice among most every company. However, effective onboarding with both desirable and measurable results is sadly lacking in many organizations.
Many organizations bring on new employees at the start of a new year and the process can be both exciting and overwhelming for the new hire. But it can be a challenge for management, as well, because onboarding effectively and successfully requires planning and intention.