Q: Do You Have To Sign Employee Handbook
Employers should require every employee to provide a written acknowledgement of having received the handbook. The acknowledgment should be saved in an employee’s personnel file as a way for the organisation, to establish that the employee was made aware of the policies. It is imperative to have the handbook reviewed by qualified CIPD professionals.

Q: Is Employee Handbook Company Property
In most cases the company handbook is considered company property.

Q: Is an employee handbook a contract in Ireland?
Investing in an employee handbook to contain your policies and procedures is more than just practical. While an employment contract is the overarching agreement between you and your employee, an employee handbook allows you to communicate your organisations culture and values.

Q: What Policies Should Be Included In An Employee Handbook
The following policies are essential and should be included in an employee handbook:

  • Data protection
  • Grievance and disciplinary
  • Sick leave and absences
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Health & Safety
  • Equality
  • Hours of work
  • break times and rest periods
  • Email, internet and use of telecommunications
  • Right to search
  • Honesty
  • Confidentiality
  • Leave and benefits

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