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: