What is an Employee Handbook?

March 9, 2015

Simply put, an employee handbook is the cornerstone of your HR management and compliance strategy. Done correctly, it will make running your practice measurably easier. A professionally written, legally compliant employee handbook is the single most cost-effective tool your office can have. This is true whether you have 2 employees or 50. When written and…

Do I Need an Employee Handbook?

March 9, 2015

Yes! A professionally written employee handbook, kept up to date and in compliance with all state and federal laws that apply to you, is the most powerful document in your practice. It’s the go-to problem-solver for you and your employees when it comes to office rules, legal compliance, and what to do in day-to-day workplace…

Can I Write My Handbook Myself?

March 9, 2015

Self-made or DIY handbooks are very popular with doctors and managers looking to save a few dollars! But just like you wouldn’t recommend that a patient perform his own root canal or appendectomy at home to save money, it is just as dangerous to attempt to write your handbook on your own. The harsh reality…

Can I Use an Employee Handbook Template?

March 9, 2015

Using a purchased or free employee handbook template sounds like a good alternative to writing one yourself. Unfortunately, many templates are “one-size-fits-all.” They’re made with the lowest common denominator in mind, to cast the widest net. Generic or low-quality employee handbook templates can obliterate your ability to defend a claim, result in hefty fines or…

Why Not Just Hire a Lawyer?

March 9, 2015

We hear doctors say this all the time: “I asked my brother’s friend’s cousin, who is an attorney, to write my policies for me,” or “My real estate attorney said he could write my handbook.” But consider this: An attorney’s focus and experience is just as crucial as a dentist’s or doctor’s. Would you let…

Isn’t Having No Handbook Better?

September 12, 2014

Many doctors are told by their attorneys or colleagues that having no handbook is better than having one that requires constant updates. Their argument is, with no handbook, you won’t have outdated policies on record every time employment laws change. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Your handbook is often the ONLY…

Why Should I Pick Custom-made?

September 12, 2014

Just like a “one-size-fits-all” business suit would never match the comfort, fit, and utility of one tailored for your body, a generic employee handbook is not as effective as one written specifically for your business. Instead, what you need is a custom handbook that will address all of the following: Your state and city. In…