Policies with a Purpose

Does your employee handbook have a statement of purpose and objectives? Laws and court decisions today require your policies and workplace rules are business-related and work-related.

This is why, somewhere in your employee handbook, you need a statement of the purposes and objectives of your policies. Some handbooks include a purpose or objective with each policy or rule. Others use a list of purposes at the beginning of the handbook.

Sample Language

Here is an example of the kind of language you can use:

All of our policies are intended to help achieve one or more of these purposes:

  1. To protect employees from physical danger.
  2. To promote productive work habits.
  3. To insure profitable productivity.
  4. To create employment opportunities and support employee benefits.

For additional information on employee handbooks see this resource page.