Employee Handbooks: What’s the deal?
Optimum Employer Solutions, an Orange County, California-headquartered PEO, offers a variety of human resources services to small and mid-sized businesses. And while all these services are necessary, sometimes they can just look like a bunch of words strung together. For us – and for you – these services are crucial, yet it’s not always easy to know why, until you know why (if you know what we mean). So, we thought we’d break it down and explain exactly why it’s so important that we offer certain offerings below our umbrella service of “human resources.” We’ll start with an employee handbook.
Breaking down employee handbooks:
Why We Offer Employee Handbooks Well, first of all, small businesses (all businesses, actually) need a written document that makes the company compliant with employment regulations. Plus, you need a way to communicate expectations and policies to your employees. Above all, employee handbooks decrease employment-related liability and (ideally) maximize employee productivity.
What We Do We prepare you for new hires with a compliant, customized, and a comprehensive employee handbook that encompasses a wide variety of HR policies and procedures and establishes clear expectations for employees. We work with you to develop the right handbook for your company that adheres to best practices and addresses employee concerns and questions. Once all policies have been established and approved, we make sure the handbooks are distributed and revised as necessary to reflect changing regulations or company requirements.
What’s Next There’s a whole host of services we provide under “Human Resources,” and the employee handbook is your first line of defense. Next, we’ll cover employee background screening. Stay tuned!