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Tips on writing an employee handbook

There are a host of reasons for getting rid of an employee. Sexual harassment and violations of operating procedures are legitimate justifications for firing someone.

Providing workers with a handbook reduces the odds of objectionable behavior occurring. It also protects employers against accusations of unfair termination. Take care to write a manual that is both readable and effective.

Keep everything simple

Worker reference books usually do not make for scintillating reading. Your audience is likely to drift off before long. Use plain, short sentences for the most powerful impact. Do not be afraid to use a bit of gentle humor to increase engagement.

Segment effectively

Few people read employee manuals cover-to-cover. Most only crack them open when a specific question arises. Make it a breeze for readers to find what they need. Break topics into sections as well as subsections. Divide categories with index tabs for ease of use.

Use visual elements

Text is only one form of communication. In many instances, graphics do a better job of making a point. Use your intuition to determine what subject matter is more understandable with imagery.

Cover all relevant topics

Verify that every vital subject receives coverage. Include benefits details, holiday information, and standard operating procedures. Do not forget to address company culture. Dress codes, for instance, need a thorough explanation. Consider including a clause about social media usage, breaking down what is acceptable.

Employee handbooks discourage mistakes that create trouble for employees as well as bosses. Be sure to design one that embodies coherence and strength.

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