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The key document in the HR operation is the Employee Handbook. That, combined with:

  • The offer of employment;
  • Probationary evaluation agreement;
  • Employee agreement;
  • Consultancy contract;
  • Competition and customer clause (if desired);
  • Confidentiality Agreement;
  • Volunteer agreement;
  • Internship, intern, and trainee agreements.

Are the legal “A-documents” that define our collaboration with your employees. Documents are often combined with a confidentiality agreement, customer clauses, competition clauses, and copyright agreements. Documents that are protecting your company and your brand.
This is an area that has received a great deal of attention, especially after the new legislation in Europe was reactivated. The new law sets out guidelines for storing, transferring, and disclosing information from these agreements and contracts. Legislation, which of course also requires that this be orderly and that nothing is missing! We would like to do an audit with you so you can see the state of the documents, so to speak.

The handbooks

It takes a typical HR manager about 10–12 months to prepare and design an employee’s manual, and about the same for a leader’s manual for a company. But you can skip this time and buy one of our handbooks that will be matched into the local legislation for each country, as well as advise you on your overall vision, mission, and culture.
Please note that each book will apply to the laws of a single country.
The individual handbook will be delivered in English.
Included in the purchase will be two secondary revisions, within 30 days. If you want more reviews, these can be bought separately. Included is also a final reading and auditing by our attorney, so you are 100% sure it is enforceable and related to local law.
Before ordering, please discuss with our advisors the delivery time and if you need employee handbooks covering more than one country. This price covers one handbook covering one country.

Unfortunately, we see these issues in our audits

  • Offer Of Employments are often formulated incorrectly and will not be considered valid;
  • Typically, Offer Of Employments lacks document signatures; over 36% are typically unsigned;
  • Typically, 18% of the documents are missing – that is legal to keep;
  • 43% of the employee handbook and the management handbook are not updated to applicable local law;
  • When evaluating the “A-Documents” We see incomprehensible sentences in 52% of the documents – which will hurt more than they benefit;
  • The many new rules in the EU related to data legislation have not been included in the documents or have not been updated to new legislation;
  • Many changes require the changes to be notified to the employees, often with a length of time comparable to a notice period, in 77% of cases there is no evidence of these notifications;
  • We see Code of Conduct working methods, designed in the US used in Asia, or in Europe that does not fit local law;
  • We see rules regarding the insurance of the employee that either does not exist or are not activated or valid. Ore the manual says one, you do something else.

The list is much longer, unfortunately.

Did you know

That, for example, the European Data Act actually follows the person. If you have an expat employee with, for example, an EU Passport in your Singapore branch, then the legislation applies to him and to you as an employer, also when he is working in Singapore! The law follows the person (Passport).

Why is it important?

Partly one must follow the law, but very large fines from the EU system have been announced to companies that do not follow it.
Is all your documents 100% OK?

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