Employee Handbook

Your Employee Handbook can really make managing your employees easier and less time consuming.  Having a single point of reference where employees can see the rules that apply to them and that managers can use to ensure they deal with things consistently means that everyone is able to focus on the job they are employed to do.  It also helps new employees to settle into their new roles quickly and makes sure that you have the legal policies in place that you need.

Furthermore, your Employee Handbook should be a reflection of your business. The tone, style and content will help the new employees to understand what it’s really like to work in your company.

We can either:

  • review and update the employee handbook you have in place or
  • provide you with a new employee handbook tailored to your needs.

No matter what your handbook requirements are, we’ll work with you to understand and meet them.

Review and Update your Existing Employee Handbook

If you already have a staff handbook in place and are looking for it to be updated, we’ll review what you have, let you know the gaps and then make the necessary changes to the guidance and policies.

If you already have an employee handbook in place, you won’t want to change it unless you absolutely have to.

Therefore, we’ll start by providing a complimentary review of your existing employee handbook to check that it provides all the necessary guidance and policies.

During this review, we’ll work with you to find out more about your business, and offer insight into areas you should be looking to cover.  We’ll then let you know if there are areas which we think you would be wise to address, both mandatory and optional, as well as any specific requirements to implement the changes.

From this, we’ll update the documents, review them with you and then support the roll-out to your staff.

Service Key Features

  • Complimentary review of your existing handbook by an experienced HR professional.
  • Presentation of any areas that should be updated and the process for implementation.
  • A handbook that provides employees the information they need and meets your legal obligations as an employer.
  • The work can be performed either onsite, offsite (by phone and email) or a bit of both.

Pricing

The handbook review is free and non-obligatory.

After the review, we'll give you an estimate of the number of hours we expect the update to take.  

Our services are from:

  • £95 per hour for offsite support (phone and email)
  • £120 per hour for onsite work

depending on the work required. Of course, it's always difficult to be completely accurate as you never know what's going to happen when people are involved.  We will agree any work before it is performed and keep you updated on the costs as they accrue.

Note: For new clients, we may request a percentage of the fees up front.

Refer to our pricing page for more information.

Employee Handbook: Starting from Scratch

If you want to replace your existing handbook or don’t yet have one, we provide an employee handbook tailored to your business needs and culture.

For those who want a new handbook, we offer an employee handbook that provides all the necessary information tailored to your organisation’s needs.

Our Employee Handbooks have two key sections: Guidance and Policies.

  • The Guidance section is the more accessible section which looks to pull out information that is specific to your business and answers the immediate questions that employees will have such as “What should I do if I’m ill?” and “How do I book holiday?”
  • The Policies section of the Staff Handbook contains the policies you need to have in place in order to meet your legal obligations as well as those which cover key employee events. It contains all of your policies such as Absence Policy, Disciplinary Policy and Grievance Policy. This is the section that most people will only refer to when they have a problem or face a very particular situation.

We’ll work with you to find out more about your business, and offer insight into areas you should be looking to cover.

We will then assemble the handbook, review it with you, and then send you the finished document.

One key element is the roll-out of the handbook to your staff.  During our discussions, we will advise you on the necessary steps required and then agree the best implementation approach: you can implement it with us on the phone for support, we can implement it together or lead it on your behalf.

Service Key Features

  • A comprehensive handbook that ensures employees know the rules.
  • A document that supports the induction of new employees and helps them get up to speed quickly.
  • A document that helps managers to manage their people in a consistent manner.

Pricing

Documentation

  • Employee Handbook: £600 (fixed price)

Implementation

Our services are from:

  • £95 per hour for offsite support (phone and email)
  • £120 per hour for onsite work

depending on the work required. As part of the provision of the handbook, we'll then give you an estimate of the number of hours we expect the implementation to take.  

Of course, it's always difficult to be completely accurate as you never know what's going to happen when people are involved.  We will agree any work before it is performed and keep you updated on the costs as they accrue.

Note: For new clients, we may request a percentage of the fees up front.

Refer to our pricing page for more information.

Contact Us

We find the quickest way to move things forward is to call us on 0203 319 1649.

Alternatively, complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch.