Guide

Tips to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

An organization’s employee handbook presents a valuable opportunity to establish expectations, encourage employee engagement and meet compliance requirements. Whether physically distributed on orientation day or made available through an online portal, a handbook creates a first impression and serves as a constant resource.

What does an effective employee handbook look like? In our guide, you’ll find some useful tips for creating a handbook that meets organizational needs and employee expectations. We’ll help you understand how to clearly present information, engage your target audience and use technology to get your handbook into the right hands.

Key Takeaways

  • HR technology can help streamline the distribution and storage of employee handbooks.
  • Self-service tech can make handbooks - and other important information - easily accessible to employees on a digital platform.
  • Writing strategies like avoidance of "legalese" can make employee handbooks more readable.

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