Employee Handbooks and Manuals

Policy Manuals prepared by the best Human Capital Consultants in Dubai

What is the Policy Manual?

An employee handbook, sometimes also known as an employee manual, staff handbook, or company policy manual, is a book given to employees by an employer. Case-Specific: company policies, rules, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and other information modeled after UAE employment laws or regulations.

If you're unsure where to start, here are the top 10 must-have HR policies for small businesses:

  • Work Health and Safety Policy. ...

  • Harassment, and Discrimination Policy. ...

  • Code of Conduct. ...

  • Drug and Alcohol Policy. ...

  • Vacation Policy. ...

  • Grievance Policy. ...

  • Performance Counselling and Discipline Policy. ...

  • Internet and Email Policy

 

What is the purpose of an employee handbook in Dubai?

Workplace policies establish boundaries, guidelines, and hr best practices for acceptable behavior at your business. The purpose of policies such as these is they allow you to communicate to your employees the way you expect them to behave on the job.

How to Develop and Implement a New Company Policy

  1. Step 1: Identify the Need for a Policy. ...

  2. Step 2: Determine Policy Content. ...

  3. Step 3: Obtain Stakeholder Support. ...

  4. Step 4: Communicate with Employees. ...

  5. Step 5: Update and Revise the Policy.

SAMPLE STRUCTURE OF A POLICY MANUAL FOR UAE

Table of Contents

Table of Contents………………………………………………………………………………..

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………….

Corporate Philosophy……………………………………………………………………………

 

Section 1: Employee Classification

  1.  Full-Time employees………………………………….…….…………………....................

  1.   Temporary Employees………………………………….…………………………………

1.3  Outsourced Employees………………………………….…………………………………

 

Section 2: Working Hours

2.1  Timings of working hours…….………………………………………………………………

2.2  Timekeeping………………………………………………………………………...………. 

2.3 Lunchtime. ………………………………………………………………………….…….…

2.4  Overtime. …………………………………………………………………………….….….

2.5  Ramadan Timings. ……………………………………………………………………..…

 

Section 3: Performance Review

3.1  Annual performance review..…………………………………………………….………….

 

Section 4: Probation

4.1  Probationary Period.…………………………………………………………………………

4.2  Notice Period.………………………………………………………………………………

4.3  Leave during probationary period.……………………………………………………….

 

Section 5: Termination of Employment

5.1  Resignation. ………………………………………………………………………………….

5.2  Involuntary Termination….…………………………………………………….…….............

5.3  Termination for other reasons. ………………………………………………………………

5.4  Gratuity……………….……………………………………………………………………....

5.5  Return of company property.…………………………………………………………………

 

Section 6: Compensation and Benefits

6.1  Basic pay and deductions. …………………………………………………………………..

6.2  Pay period and Paydays. …………………………………………………………………....

6.3  Overtime payment. ………………………………………………………………………….

6.4  Annual Bonus. ………………………………………………………………………………

6.5  Salary Review.………………………………………………………………………………

6.6  Salary Advances.…………………………………………………………………………….

 

Section 7: Insurance

7.1  Health Insurance. ……………….…………………………………..………………………

 

Section 8: Expenses

8.1  General Policy. ……..………………………………………………………………………

8.2  Business Trip Expenses. ……………………………………………………………….......

8.2.1  Daily Reimbursement. ………………….…..…………………………………………….

8.2.2 Non-Working day during business trip..………………….…..…………………….……..

8.2.3  Air Travel Guideline. ………………….…..……………………………………………..

8.2.4  Accommodation / Hotel Stay Guideline. ………………….…..…………………………....

8.3  Non-Reimbursable Expenses. ……………………………………………………………....

8.4  Entertainment. ………………….…..……………………………………………………….

8.5  Foreign Currency……………….………………………………………………………..….

 

Section 9: Mobile Phone. ………………………………………………………………………

 

Section 10: Vehicles / Cars

10.1  Personal Car………………………………………………………………………………..

10.2  Company Car……………………………………………………………………..………..

 

Section 11: Leaves

11.1  Annual Leave. ………………..………………………………………………………..…..

11.2  Newly hired employees.……………………………………………………………………

11.3  National and the Company Holidays.…….……………………………………………….

11.4  Sick Leave. ……..………………………………………………………………………….

11.5  Maternity Leave……………………………………………………………………………

 

Section 12: Other Company Policies

12.1   Personal Data.…………………………………………………………………………….

12.2   Dress Code………………………………………………………………………………...

 

Section 13: Amendment and Revision………………………………………………….……..

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