We write comprehensive staff handbooks that lay out your company expectations about everything from the dress code to employee benefits to your conduct policy. As a result, every employee handbook is unique to the company it represents.

With a growing importance placed on company culture, an ineffective handbook can be detrimental to the overall work environment.

The staff handbook is a great tool for employees, new and existing, to learn the company’s mission, values and rules as well as protecting your business from disputes.

The company handbook, also known as an employee handbook, staff handbook or policies and procedures manual is a place in which all the company’s policies and procedures, company rules, codes of practice and employment legislation can be found.

A company only needs a handful of policies by law (disciplinary policy, grievance policy, equal opportunities policy and if you have more than 5 employees you’ll need a health and safety policy) so micro businesses often choose not to have a full staff handbook.

It’s not a legal requirement to have a staff handbook, however, many businesses see it as an invaluable tool to communicate effectively with employees, reducing the risk of ambiguity and misunderstandings between the employer and employees.

Don’t leave it to chance that staff know what you expect from them.

Get FREE staff handbook advice – call Dynamic HR Services on 020 8798 3470 (UK wide) now.

A company handbook could include information in areas such as:

  • The history, background, values and culture of the company

  • A welcome note and information for new employees

  • Onboarding policy

  • Pay and benefits

  • Working hours

  • Holiday provision

  • Diversity and equality policy

  • Maternity/Paternity Policy

  • Shared Parental Leave Policy

  • Use of company property

  • Internet and security policy

  • Social Media policy

  • Feedback process (appraisal) procedure

  • Absence and sickness policies

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures

  • Company rules

  • Termination of employment

  • Resignation procedures

  • Health and safety

  • Capability Procedure

  • Use of company vehicles

  • Flexible and homeworking policies

(This list is not comprehensive and it is advisable to seek advice to ensure your handbook is up to date and covers all the key areas necessary).

Many small business employee handbooks start with a handful of policies which are added to over time.

We will explore your requirements in detail to ensure your company handbook is legally compliant and meets the needs of your business. So whether you are looking for a staff handbook for the first time, updating a number of policies, or introducing new policies as your business grows, you can trust your handbook is fit for purpose.

Our standard fees for employment handbooks make it easy for you to budget.