Human Resource Departments have traditionally been concerned with the processing of transactions and administrative functions - often with little or no objective data to provide them feedback on:
However, many senior corporate executives are no longer satisfied with this scenario - they want HR to prove its value and effectiveness through objective data.
Too many employee handbooks are out of date, focus only on legalities or administrative policies, and are boring at best.
The #metoo movement has made it very clear that your handbook needs to show employees how to behave and what procedures to follow when they don't.
Yes, your handbooks must be compliant, but they must also play a role in establishing company culture. Do your employees WANT to read your handbook? Is it interesting? Attractive? Positive? How can you take advantage of graphics, media, and online storage in creating your handbook?