An employee handbook is one of the most important documents your business needs. 1. The employee handbook establishes your company’s policies clearly and effectively. “What is the dress code? “What is the paid time off policy?” “What are the performance standards?” “My manager is harassing me. Who do I complain to, or should I…Continue readingDo You Need an Employee Handbook?
Performance reviews are dreaded by employees and managers alike, and are usually unproductive. Let’s change this to make it a productive growth experience instead of a mechanical and hollow process to get through. Back in the days when I was the Director of HR for a large service organization, we did a massive amount of…Continue readingA Simple Performance Review System
With “return to work” happening for many, issues will arise, and we should be prepared to address them when bringing employees back to the office. Many employees are concerned for their health and safety. Therefore, it would be a good practice to start gradually, by introducing small number of employees to the office. Consider staggered…Continue readingCOVID-19 Return to Work Issues and How to Handle Them
Every business with employees should have an employee handbook. But what policies should you include? There are literally dozens to consider (I’ve used up to 95!). I favor a streamlined approach – only include what is necessary, in language all employees understand. Here is what I consider the essential policies for any handbook: How We…Continue readingTips on Writing a Streamlined Employee Handbook
Many of my clients have asked me about the appropriate actions to take regarding their employees. Best Working Options Flexible worksites (if applicable) Flexible work hours (i.e. staggered shifts) to increase the physical distance among employees Work from home Identify essential business functions, essential jobs or roles required to maintain operations. Make a plan for how…Continue reading12 COVID-19 Actions to Take Now