Reasons companies believe they DON’T need an employee handbook:
- My managers can train our staff and tell them what to do
- They are too expensive
- My staff is careful, nothing will happen, they won’t sue me, they like me
Reasons why you DO need an Employee Handbook:
Labor law attorneys state the following reason’s to have Employee Handbooks:
- Establish uniform, well-defined standards
- Create a vehicle for disseminating the employer’s standards
- Establish a common understanding and expectations regarding employer standards
- Reduce the risk of employee lawsuits
Reasons why you SHOULD translate your handbook into your employee’s native language:
- An educated and informed workforce increases productivity, which increases your profit. The more your employees know about your business and their jobs, the better they will perform. Being able to read in their own language your rules, regulations, and instructions on how to perform their job, will help your bottom-line in the long run.
- Translating your employee handbook into Spanish (or other languages) will keep everyone on the same page. Whether you have employees in one single location, or all over the world, making sure they are all trained with the same materials is key to maintaining uniformity in your brand.
- Helps you avoid legal consequences. An employee that has been informed and educated on safety matters related to your company, will have less chances of getting hurt, which if it happened, would cost you money in medical bills and potentially legal fees.