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When It Comes to Your Technology Policies, Don’t Forget These Three Details

by | Jul 8, 2020 | Best Practices, MyTek Blog

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Do you have your most up-to-date policies and procedures written down? If not, you really need to. Your business’ policies and procedures need to be combined into a written guide so your team has a resource to turn to for all of their questions. Here are some things you should include in your written employee handbook:

All Business Requirements and Responsibilities

In this handbook, you should list out all of the requirements and responsibilities that your employees need to be aware of. Here are some of the things we recommend:

  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) information
  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Sexual harassment policies
  • Worker’s compensation policies

You might also want to add your internal policies like:

  • Paid-time off policy
  • Payment times and promotion/review policy
  • Employee behavior expectations
  • Employee dress code
  • Benefit structure
  • Remote work policy
  • Social media and employee device policy
  • We also recommend adding in some content that will set the tone of your organization, like adding in a mission statement and history.

Consider Your Layout

Your handbook needs to be optimally useful, so it should be organized in a way that makes it easy to read and understand. This means adding bookmarks so they can skip to other sections and a table of contents for readability.

Update It

Things change, and they do so pretty often. Make sure your employee handbook updates too. These changes are important to keep up with, so make sure your handbook is able to be changed with ease.

If you need help with creating IT policies, MyTek can help! Give us a call at 623-312-2440 to learn more about employee handbook creation.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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