You might think an employee handbook is just a bunch of paper (or in these days maybe just an electronically distributed PDF or web page) – but did you know it can be the armor that protects your nonprofit from costly litigation?
A handbook sets expectations and general guidelines for employees to operate under, promotes treating employees with fair and consistent practices, outlines employee benefits, and helps defend unemployment claims and lawsuits.
Providing a well-drafted and complete handbook permits management to operate efficiently in determining proper steps and actions to take with employees in handling a variety of topics from attendance, leave, performance concerns, and disciplinary action including terminations.
When a company invests in the creation and distribution of a handbook, the company empowers the workforce to operate within the guidelines stated, setting rules and processes that define the how, why, and who to go to that will inevitably become a backdrop to defending any allegations of wrong doing when drafted and followed carefully. The return on investment (ROI) of the employee handbook is immeasurable; it can provide support in the defense of a legal suit, minimize decision making in the moment for your workforce, and act as a valuable resource when guidance is needed.
The UST HR Workplace, powered by ThinkHR, is helping nonprofits make sure their employee handbooks are up to the job of defending their organizations, meeting state-specific guidelines, and giving employees the guidance they need to be successful on the job.
Right now, when your nonprofit gets the UST HR Workplace (it’s just $95/month!) you get access to the state-by-state Employee Handbook Builder – as well as a live HR Hotline, employee training platform, and thousands of HR templates. And when you create your new Employee Handbook with the UST HR Workplace before December 31st, 2015, you can enter to win an Apple Watch from ThinkHR! Get the contest details here.
If you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, request a free UST HR Workplace trial here.