Staff Handbooks were issued to all employees of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, usually in the form of a small A5 sized hard-backed ring binder; amendments were periodically issued to all staff.
They give a brief history of the company and provide details of the group structure, followed by information about terms and conditions of employment, staff benefits etc. Much is standard to any employer, covering leave, sickness, hours of work, security and disciplinary procedures. Sections on 'Staff Dealing' refer to the special rules that the company imposed when dealing in securities; and the rules of the relevant regulatory authorities.
In the early 21st century, hard copy Staff Handbooks were phased out in favour of information provided on the company Intranet.
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited: Staff Handbooks, 1972; 1986; 1992; 1996
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N M Rothschild & Sons Limited: Staff department and successors, Staff Handbooks and Staff Dealing Handbooks:
- N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Staff Handbook, issued June 1972;
- N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Staff Handbook & Staff Dealing Handbook (in one volume), issued December 1986;
- N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Staff Handbook issued June 1992;
- N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Staff Dealing Handbook, issued January 1996;
- N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, Staff Handbook, issued April 1996.