Is your employee handbook. Yep, it’s the first document employees get that tells them what their career with your organization will be like. Take a close look at your employee handbook.
What would it tell an employee…
About your image and brand? Think about how the handbook is presented, copied/printed, etc. What message does that send to a new employee? Is it the message you want?
About the employee/employer relationship? Consider if the wording is conversational or legalese.
About your priorities? Examine the order topics are presented. I always wondered why safety was at the end of a handbook if being safe was of the utmost importance.
Okay, so employee handbooks aren’t usually very sexy or fun. IMHO, employee handbooks are marketing documents – not legal documents. It really is possible to protect your organization and convey your culture at the same time.
What thoughts do you have about employee handbooks? How can we revolutionize what’s currently viewed as a necessary evil?
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