An employee handbook, sometimes also known as an employee manual or staff handbook, is a document given to employees by an employer.
A written employee handbook:
- Contains information about company policies and procedures.
- Brings together employment and job-related information which employees need to know, such as holiday arrangements, company rules, and disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- Provides useful source of information to new staff as part of the new hire process.
- Gives clear advice to employees and creates a culture where issues are dealt with fairly and consistently.