The HR Dictionary

Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a valuable communication resource for both the employer and the employee. It provides guidance and information related to the organization's history, mission, values, policies, procedures, expected behaviours, benefits, etc. in a written format. It is also viewed as a means of protecting the employer against discrimination or unfair treatment claims. It is also an easily accessible guide to the company's policies and practices as well as an overview of the expectations of management. 

Organizations utilizing HR software mostly uses the HR Document Management and HR Document Publishing features available in the software to create and share employee handbooks. These tools also provide the ability to obtain acknowledgement from the employees on whether they’ve received and read it.