Drafting & Vetting Employee Handbook

Learning Overview

An employee handbook is a collation of an organisation’s Human Resource policies, procedures, terms of conditions of employment, working conditions, and code of conduct that guide employees’ behaviour in the organisation.

The objectives of an employee handbook include providing:

  • employees with a working guide to the understanding of the day-to-day administration of human resource policies and practices
  • a general summary description of the company’s HR policies
  • information on employee benefits, and expected code of conduct.

The handbook also ensures that all HR policies and practices conform to legal requirements.

Learning Objectives

After this one day workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and value of having an Employee Handbook
  • Identify the essential contents that the handbook should contain
  • Filter down to the contents that are relevant to their organisation
  • Comply with the relevant legislation that govern HR policies and practices
  • Avoid common mistakes when drafting their handbook

Learning Outline

The workshop content is made up of:

  • Employee Handbook – Introduction and Objectives
  • Legal Requirements and Implications
  • Selection of Contents
  • A Practical Draft


To anchor the learning and winning behaviour, the workshop incorporates:

  1. Applicable industry best practices
  2. Case studies and videos
  3. Sharing of experiences
  4. Interactive delivery of learning materials
  5. Practical exercises

Who Should Attend

HR Managers, Employee Relations Managers and HR Executives, particularly those from SMEs.

Benefits of Attending This Course

The relevance and benefits of having a comprehensive and coherent employee handbook;

  • Selection of the appropriate and relevant contents; and
  • Awareness and observance of the legal requirements, guidelines and best practices to incorporate in drafting the handbook.

What questions this training programme provides answers to:

  • What is the purpose of having an employee handbook?
  • What are the contents that should be included in the handbook?
  • What are the legal requirements to comply with?
  • What are the norms, guidelines and best practices to observe and follow?
  • What are some pitfalls look out for when drafting the handbook?\

Other Information

Note: SkillsFuture Funding is currently unavailable

Course Calendar

Schedule Dates Duration Non-Member  
10 Mar 17 1 Day (7 hours)
(9am – 5pm)
S$380.00 Registration
5 Jun 17 1 Day (7 hours)
(9am – 5pm)
S$380.00 Registration
6 Oct 17 1 Day (7 hours)
(9am – 5pm)
S$380.00 Registration

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Members’ rate

  • 10% off for members

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