Your employee handbook is one of the most important forms of communication between your company and its workers.
It has a key role in giving employees—whether they are brand new or have been around for a while—the information they need to succeed in your organization. And, your handbook is an essential expression of your company's culture. Therefore, looking at it solely as a legal document misses an opportunity to affirm that employees made the right decision to join your company.
Putting together a great handbook takes effort and hard work. In creating a handbook, you walk a delicate tightrope between "rules" (Let's make sure things are clear so we're protected.) and "friendliness" (Let's create a book that employees actually want to read.).
Our easy-to-follow guide helps you tackle the handbook challenge. We use our Davis & Company handbook as an example of how to create one that strikes the right balance when communicating policies—making it easy, even enjoyable, for employees to read about them.