August 2016 Newsletter San Diego
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Why is an Employee Handbook Important?

by Laura Nieman, PHR, HR and Operations Manager for Pro Back Office

An employee handbook can serve as both an important part of retention as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. Companies of all sizes should have an appropriately scaled handbook for a number of reasons, the primary one being consistency. With an effective handbook all employees are given the same information and a consistent message from executive management.    

An employee handbook establishes the basic employment policies that apply to your employees and advises them on what they can expect from the leadership team. Employees need and want to have a clear set of guidelines to follow, such as, what is expected of them and where to go when they have questions.  


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