Employee Handbook

We cater for start-ups and maturing organisations developing bespoke traditional standard, creative employee handbooks and company policies and procedures.

Why is it important to have an employee handbook?

An employee handbook paints a picture of what you expect from your team and gives them the structure they need to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Providing a clear outline of your policies and procedures and employee rights and responsibilites. It gives them insight into your company culture and what you expect from your team as well as serving as evidence that your employees have been informed of your rules should you find yourself at the CCMA.

So yes it is not a legal requirement to draft and implement a handbook but rather it serves as a best practice to have one in your arsenal of HR tools.

Catering for start-ups and maturing organisations we develop bespoke legally compliant employee handbooks in both traditional, and creative formats as well as drafting individual policies and procedures supporting you as your business grows to the next level.

8 Reasons you should have an employee handbook:

  • Opens the lines of communication between employees and management
  • New starters will get up to speed quickly with the do’s and don’ts.
  • It is similar to getting a group hug from your team and cultivates a sense of job satisfaction during the onboarding process.
  • Serves as a comprehensive guide on how you operate.
  • Defines the companies rules for success.
  • Motivational tool for compliance.
  • Illustrates WHY your company is a great company to work for!
  • It is the 1st step towards building a GREAT CULTURE!

What do we include in a traditional standard employee handbook?

A Traditional standard handbook includes only written content and is drafted in MS Word presented in PDF or your preferred digital format.

Content that is included in a standard employee handbook:

  • Companies Philosophy, vision and mission
  • Employment practices
  • Performance management
  • Disciplinary Code and procedures
  • Grievance procedure
  • Health and safety
  • Remuneration and benefits
  • Workplace conduct
  • Financial regulations
  • Company facilities
  • Skills development
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • A Traditional standard handbook includes only written content and is drafted in MS Word presented in PDF or your preferred digital format. Make the employment laws work for you. What message would you like to send out to your employees? Why not use this resource as an opportunity to communicate stability, community, opportunity, recognition and innovation?

What is a Creative Employee Handbook

A Creative handbook illustrates written content with BIG BOLD graphics and communication is presented in a conversational writing style making the handbooks FRESH READABLE, ENGAGING in either VIDEO, E-BOOK Digital formats illustrated in our infographic.

What is illustrated in a creative employee handbook?

  • Who you are
  • Why work with us
  • Why you do what you do
  • What you do
  • Your company culture
  • How you operate
  • The Employee life cycle
  • Snapshot of company policies
  • Career paths
  • Work-life integration
  • Health and safety
  • Performance review process
  • Benefit eligibility
  • Company Perks
  • Graduate programme
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Social events
  • Developing a creative employee handbook capitalizes on WHY your policies are of importance and HOW you find them beneficial in supporting the growth of your people.

Good Idea

Your policy documents and handbook are LIVING documents requiring annual reviews due to legislative amendments as well as re-organisation.

Policies we highly recommend developing and including in the books:

  • COVID 19 Policy
  • Work from home (WFH)
  • Internet Usage
  • Social Media
  • Incentive scheme
  • Travel and Expense claims

 

Which option best suits your business? Get in touch so we can help you establish this.

Traditional or creative format? Which option best suits your business?