Creating an employee handbook is something you should give a lot of thought to. A clear and well-organized handbook will not only be useful to your employees but will also be a reference tool for everyone in the company. Remember that this is something your Human Resources department will go over with every new hire and occasionally with existing staff as well. Make sure to update it accordingly.
Your handbook should include the following sections:
Welcome, Mission, Expectations for hours worked
Dress code, Code of conduct, Guidelines for leave, Review procedures,Termination policies
Intellectual Property, Benefits, Grievance policy, Computer usage, Acknowledgement page
This not only serves as an on boarding tool but also helps to make sure that all policies are read and understood. It may help you if and when you have any legal action regarding a terminated employee. Make sure to keep it short and to the point. Often when creating employee handbooks, there is too much information and that can cloud the facts and leave room for a vague interpretation.