Handbook is a document which contains information or instructions about a particular subject or topic.
The Employee Handbook is generally given to any employee on his first day of joining which acts as a quick reference guide for him to understand the culture of the organization and act accordingly.
The employee handbook of any organization generally starts with a welcome note from CEO, followed by Vision, Mission and Values of the Organization and all the policies of the company are included in it. Employee Handbook consists of different policies of company like Leave Policy, Attendance Policy, Work Norms Policy, Performance Appraisal Policy, Performance Improvement Plan, Disciplinary Action Policy, Exit Policy etc.,
Employee Handbook is very useful for all new employees to understand and follow the Rules & Regulations of the organization. One should read the Employee Handbook clearly to understand what to do and how to behave and should make himself/herself feel comfortable with the new work environment
Whenever any policy gets updated or if office timings change it needs to be updated in the employee Handbook which means new updated Employee Handbook should be prepared, printed then circulated to employees which is a time-consuming process.
So, these days HR people are looking at E – Employee Handbooks where employees are given soft copy of Employee Handbook by mail on his/her day of joining. Whenever there arises a need for change, HR will update changes in the soft copy of Handbook and will share it through mail to employees within seconds, with this the printing Cost & Time can be saved.