Collecting Signatures for Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks are a critical component of any organization's HR function. They provide employees with important information about company policies, benefits, and procedures, and help to ensure that all employees are on the same page when it comes to expectations and guidelines. However, it's not enough to simply distribute a handbook to employees; businesses are required to obtain a signature from each employee acknowledging that they have received and read the handbook.
In our survey, we found that only 83% of dental practices collect signatures from employees acknowledging that they have received and read the employee handbook. This means that 17% of dental organizations are not complying with this important HR requirement. Failure to collect these signatures can put organizations at risk in the event of a legal dispute or compliance audit.
It's important for dental organizations to not only distribute employee handbooks, but to also ensure that employees have received and read them. HR professionals should establish a process for collecting signatures from employees, whether that be through a paper or electronic system. This simple step can go a long way in ensuring that dental organizations are compliant with HR regulations and are protected in the event of a legal dispute.