New jobs are stressful. New people, new responsibilities, new rules, new culture – it’s a lot for a new employee to comprehend and remember. A clearly written agency policy handbook is an essential reference tool for all employees, but especially for new employees.
Your employee handbook should:
- Make the agency’s culture, values, mission and strategies clear by providing the new employee with a guidebook/handbook and annual reports that give a nice overview of organization.
- Discuss policies, procedures and other administrative matters, and review safety plans. Include workplace violence policy, sexual harassment prevention policy, workers’ compensation program, affirmative action program, leave policies and the like.