Employee handbooks serve a crucial role in laying the foundation for an organization's policies and work environment. Handbooks are usually given to new hires on their first day and allow employees to get familiar with the norms of the organization. In addition to helping to onboard new employees, handbooks also allow an organization to standardize both old and new procedures. Handbooks should cover all facets of working at the organization, so they can be used as a reference whenever questions arise regarding work policies. Handbooks are typically updated every year or whenever policies and standards regarding technology, employment laws, and other work-related issues change.
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