As a means of outlining company policy, rules, and regulations, many businesses provide employee handbooks to new hires. Because business-related laws and new technologies are continuously changing, it’s critical for human resources departments and management teams to audit employee handbooks annually to ensure they’re up-to-date regarding these latest trends.
Here’s how to embark on your employee manual evaluation:
According to XpertHR, as many as 78% of businesses have updated their employee handbooks within the last two years. “Respondents find that keeping their handbooks current with an evolving workplace and workforce (41%) is the most challenging aspect, and keeping it current with the law at a close second (35.6%). A distant third (11%) is getting employees to comply with handbook policies. Addressing state requirements is the top challenge for a mere 3.4%.”
Is Your Employee Manual Addressing These Emerging Workplace Issues?
According to a XpertHR survey, there are six top emerging workplace issues human resource departments and management teams are addressing in their employee handbook updates:
- Paid sick leave
- Data privacy
- Social media
- LGBT protection
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies
Evaluation time: How do these emerging trends relate to your current employee handbook? Have you addressed these issues in your latest update? If not, pull together your human resources or management team and determine an action plan for how to tackle these issues.