Employee Handbook

Issuing employees with a staff handbook is not a legal requirement but it is good HR practice.  A staff handbook states exactly what is required and expected of both an employee and employer.  The handbook gives guidance on key management policies in one document and by ensuring all employees sign to say they have received, read and understood, mitigates any risks against you.  The Employee Handbook is vital if you employ one or more staff.

The contents list is provided below and you will receive a 40+ page hard copy together with a USB in both Word and PDF formats. 

Contents:

  • Contents Page

  • Introduction

  • Starting with (Your Company Name)

  • About the Company

  • Your induction

  • Statement of Employment Terms and Conditions

  • Our Relocation Policy

  • Probation Periods

  • Your Attendance at Work

  • Notification of Absence

  • Sickness Payments

  • Hours of Work

  • Flexible Working

  • Criminal Records Checks

  • Conflict of Interest

  • Standards of Performance and Behaviour at Work

  • Appearance

  • Company Premises

  • Personal Property

  • Telephones & Correspondence

  • Smoking and Other Substances at Work

  • Confidentiality

  • Computer, email and Internet use

  • Receipt of Gifts

  • Bribery and other Corrupt Behaviour

  • Data Protection and Access to Information

  • Changes in Personal Information for Employment Purposes

  • Trade Union Membership

  • Valuing Diversity and Dignity at Work

  • Valuing Diversity

  • Statement

  • Key Actions

  • Dignity at Work

  • Statement

  • What and How of Harassment

  • What should I do if subject to Harassment?

  • Pay, Benefits & Pensions

  • Salary Arrangements

  • Overtime

  • Income Tax

  • Business Travel

  • Sickness Pay Provision

  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) 

  • Occupational Sick Pay 

  • Pension Scheme

  • Leave Arrangements

  • Annual Leave

  • Maternity Leave and Pay Policy

  • Paternity Leave and Pay

  • Shared parental leave

  • Unpaid Parental Leave

  • Time Off For Dependants

  • Health and Safety

  • Introduction

  • Procedure in the event of an accident

  • First Aid

  • Fire Safety

  • Personal Safety

  • Training and Development

  • Training and Development Policy**

  • Introduction

  • PDP - The Process

  • Leaving

  • Notice Periods

  • Working Notice

  • Other Conditions on Leaving

  • Retirement

  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

  • Scope

  • Suspension

  • Counselling

  • Procedure for Formal Investigation

  • Warnings

  • Letter of Warnings

  • Appeals

  • Grievance Procedures

  • Grievance Procedure -  Appendix 1

  • Grievance Procedure -  Appendix 2

  • Grievance Procedure -  Appendix 3

  • Contacts

  • Confirmation of Receipt of Handbook Form