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Employee Handbook Content


Hi Fellow HR Practitioners,

Can you advise me what content is compulsory to be in the employee handbook? Aside from that, are there guidelines to follow apart from the MOM website.

Thank you.

Yi Ying



Reply 1

An employee handbook usually provides a snapshot of practically every policies/procedure in the organization. Detailed information is then referred to the specific policies/procedures of the respective owner.

Common topics covered by employee handbook will be vision, mission, values, ethical practices, confidentiality, IT usage, social media uses, medical benefits, types of leave benefits, code of conduct, outside employment, conflict of interests, performance appraisal, training, salary administration, job grade, etc.