Employee Procedures refer to a fixed, time-scaled and step-by-step sequence of activities that are supposed to be undertaken by employees of an organization to reach long-term goals and perform related work correctly. They define how the organization wants its employees to do their jobs and what rules and requirements the organization establishes to lead the employees towards desired and correct behaviors and attitudes within the working environment.
Employee procedures aim to establish a desired course of action to be taken by employees in some organization. Usually they are specified and published in a booklet or other form of widely accessible and sharable documents. An employee handbook is the most recently used document in commercial organizations to explain employee procedures along with employee policies. Employee procedures and policies provide staff members with a descriptive set of activities, principles, rules, and guidelines formulated by an employer to ensure success of long-term goals and establish an effective working environment.
Employee procedures influence and determine all major decisions and actions of employees. They specify how every employed person should carry out day-to-day operations. Meanwhile, employee procedures do not define performance criteria and requirements. They just point the right cause of action but never say anything about desired performance levels.