Once you have determined that you will need employees in your business, you must invest the proper time and resources into establishing your personnel policies and finding the right people. You must also be aware of the federal and state regulations for employees.
While establishing written personnel policies may be time consuming, it can prevent significant aggravations and problems later. Your policy manual should address all the various issues you expect and don’t expect to arise in the normal operations of your business — the good and the bad. However, written policies establish rights and responsibilities for your employees AND yourself. If you establish written policies, it is important that you also follow them (e.g. written warnings, review procedures, etc.). Issues that may be addressed by personnel policies include: