Wurkplace offer employee handbook services throughout the UK.  At the outset, our HR advisors will assess your existing employee policies and procedures and provide a gap analysis to identify areas for improvement.

Our team can support you in creating and updating your handbook to ensure your organisation complies with the ever changing employment legislation.

Using our online HR Management System, Wurkplace will ensure all employees have a copy of the handbook and an electronic audit trail is kept to demonstrate this has been viewed and accepted, at a user level. Updates can also be issued via the system.

The handbook will cover:-

  • Company Rules
  • Policies
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Standards of behaviour expected

The handbook provides detailed policies on all key areas, including, but not limited to :- attendance & timekeeping, sickness and absence, holidays, disciplinary, grievance, equal opportunities, maternity, training, alcohol abuse and use of company vehicles.

We also offer a regular Handbook update service to ensure policies are updated or added as needed.

Why have an employee handbook?

The purpose of an this is to govern the relationship between employer and employee ensuring fair and transparent business processes are in place for all members of staff.

To be compliant, it should cover:

When creating a handbook it is critical that all processes are legally compliant, fit for purpose and reflective of business values.

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 it states that any employee employed for longer than a month is entitled to have access to an employee handbook and should be provided with an employment contract.

Failure to comply to the standards set out by the Employment Rights Act 1996 may allow for tribunals to adjust compensatory awards by up to 25{49e487dc58d82578f23c5c406439cfce3a665cb867e5bfeca07e901d95efa4b4} but more importantly, day to day, it may also affect staff performance and leave you with no formal agreement on the ‘rules’ surrounding the employment of that person.

Get it right the first time. Call our employee handbook experts on 0330 400 5490  or contact our team now.


Case Study

A leading document management company named cleardata came to us seeking full HR support and an implementation of a brand new HR system.

cleardata are a fast-growing business that is based in Newcastle, with offices now in London and Hawarden and they specialise in document scanning, data capture, archive storage and document processing services.

When they approached us, cleardata had no real HR procedures in place and they were operating on old contracts and handbooks, which needed an urgent update. There were no director contracts or job roles in place, and we needed to change this quickly.

cleardata had good management in places, but HR had been placed on the backburner because of the fast-growing rate of the business. This is why cleardata enlisted Wurkplace’s help to give them structure and updated their procedures. We went in and gave them a full action plan, which was analysed over a 30/60/90 day period.

There was a lot of work to be done regarding their contracts, so we reconstructed them and split them into contracts for directors, managers and employees. They also needed a way to manage their staff more effectively and a system for keeping track of holidays, absence, etc. Lucky for them, Wurkplace had the answer.

The implementation of our HR system provided cleardata with the easily management tool they needed, allowing them to track holidays and absence easier. This was good news for the payroll department, as they were able to keep track of this information and implement it into the system.

Now that all of these new procedures had been put in place, things were a lot easier to manage. Two years on and cleardata are now taking out more management and training courses with us, training their directors and managers. We look forward to continuingly working with them for years to come.

“Wurkplace have been an essential part of shaping cleardata to what it is today. We are very thankful for the hard work and dedication they provided when it came to establishing structure in the business. We couldn’t imagine going anywhere else for all of our HR needs. We’re excited to keep working alongside Wurkplace for the foreseeable future.”

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