8 Reasons Your Business Needs an Employee Handbook

Surety tells us why we need and employee handbook |Cleveland, OH

We at Surety HR want to stress the importance of a well-written employee handbook. It helps both the employee and the employer. Some employers have conflicting views on whether or not to have a handbook. However, it's in the best interest of both parties to have a handbook. 

8 Reasons to Have an Employee Handbook

1) First of all, it introduces employees to the organization's mission, vision, values, and culture which sets the foundation for how the employees fit in.

2) The second thing it does is that it communicates to the employees what is expected of them; the benchmarks, sets the tone for employees on safety, timekeeping, reporting, and so on. 

3) The third thing is that it educates employees on what they can expect from management and leadership which helps eliminate confusion and inconsistencies. 

4) A handbook also helps ensure that key company policies are clearly and consistently communicated as no policy is effective if it's not practiced.

5) It showcases the benefits of the organization. It makes sure the employees know about what's available such as paid vacations, 401k, health insurance plans, paid parental leave, or anything like that.

6) It also ensures compliance with federal and state laws. No matter how big or small your company is you're subject to state federal regulations. A handbook just heightens that awareness for employees. 

7) It helps defend against employee claims. Handbooks are useful documents to have in place for employers to help you defend yourselves from any wrongful termination or claims. 

8) The last thing is that a handbook lets employees know where to turn for help in a time of trouble or uncertainty. They know who to turn to and what to do. It's a great alternative as opposed to employees going to the EEOC or the Department of Labor directly on those issues. 


If you are still unsure as to whether you need an employee handbook for your business or if you need help making sure your handbook is well written, contact us at Surety HR today.
Surety wants everyone to have a well-written employee handbook

Loading Form...
Loading Form...
Most Recent

Five Common PEO Myths

By Surety HR
July 19, 2019 Category: PEO Myths

A PEO is a professional employer organization, and its geared to help employers by becoming their human resource department off-site. This helps you control expenses on predictable transactional items, to help reduce risk and liability, make sure theyre complying with all the labor laws in the most important thing is theyre not spending time on all the administrative minutia of being an employer. Myth 1: Ill lose control of my business In fact, employers will gain more control of their business. As the business owner, you are the operational employer, and as the PEO, we are the administrative employer. Myth 2: Ill have to let go of my HR manager or team We work in coordination with the HR directors HR managers give them more time to work on the strategic human resource processes other business instead of working on the unfun administrative burdens. Myth 3: My staff will be considered temporary This is rooted from a common misperception that a PEO is the same as a stepping company

How to Save on Your Ohio BWC Premiums with Destination Excellence

By Surety HR
July 02, 2019 Category: For Employers

Destination Excellence is a variety of programs that Ohio employers can take advantage of in addition to traditional group rating and group retrospective rating programs. These programs are designed to give Ohio employers as many savings on BWC premiums. There are many programs incorporated into Destination Excellence, but below are the most popular Most Popular Destination Excellence Programs: Drug-Free- Offers a 4% basic level and a 7% advance level discount on your premium. There are two hours of training initially and one hour of continuous training throughout the year. 4% is for pre-employment drug testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing, and post-accident testing. 7% discount is for all requirements with the 4% in addition to a random drug screening Go Green- This program is the easiest program to fulfill because all you need to do is pay your Ohio BWC invoice online instead of sending in a paper check. For this program, you receive a 1% discount. Lapse Free- If

What Title IIX Means For Ohio Employers

By Surety HR
June 26, 2019 Category: Title IIX

Title IIX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark for civil rights and U.S. labor laws whichoutlawsdiscrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or natural origin. Within this Act, there are multiple laws that need to be addressed asyoure an Ohio employer. If Your Business has 15 or more Employees All employers with 15 or more employees have to comply, and compliance is mandatory to be considered as an equal opportunity employer and avoid discrimination according to protected characteristics. Your business is under the radar with less than 15 employees, but many employers that have 15 or more employeesarent even aware that they have to comply with this. Even if your business has less than 15 employees, it is still important for you to know about these mandates, because you will one day likely have more than 15 employees and then youll have to comply. Employers Must File an Actual EEO-1 Report if: Your business has over 100 employees If you have less than 100 employees

Categories
For Employers (6)
HR (2)
PEO Advantages (2)
Employee Handbook (2)
Department Of Labor Audit (1)
Payroll (1)
Benefits (1)
401k (1)
Performance Issues (1)
Documentation (1)
At Will Employment (1)
Meetings (1)
Title IIX (1)
PEO Myths (1)
+ Show More

SuretyHR-Logo

© , SuretyHR All Rights Reserved. Powered by Virteom Logo Virteom