Too many companies focus on the sheer size of their handbook, seeing a large book as sending a message of excessive rules and bureaucracy. Instead they opt for the short version, which almost assuredly results in the lack of critical policies and complete language on those policies within. The less you spell out the more your management team is left to interpreting the administration of each policy…and the more your employees will have free rein to test the boundaries. This opens you up to more liability and possible litigation. Go big vs. small. It’s worth it and could save you thousands in legal fees and in damages down the road.