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Employee Handbook Template

Create interactive employee handbooks to train your employees on new and existing processes and procedures.

What is an Employee Handbook?

An employee handbook is a document that teaches new and existing employees best practices, proper procedures and guidelines for following processes. It's an important part of new employee on-boarding and guiding current employees.

Why Employee Handbooks are Important?

Regardless of the department, role or industry employee handbooks help company's ensure the sameness in actions and behavior across employees. It's an important part of the training of new hires and continual training of existing employees. Employee handbooks provide a reference for employees to do their jobs and conduct themselves with the same values and expectations the company has.

What You Should Include in Employee Handbooks?

Title: Name the employee handbook.

Company Name

Corporate Headquarters

Year Established

Number of Employees

Welcome Letter from CEO: Write an introductory message to make your employees comfortable and at home.

Mission: Add a line describing your mission.

Vision: Add a paragraph or two about your overall vision as a company. Where are you headed?

Story: Include your founding story of how the business was started, who started it and why they started it?

Core Values: Core values summarize the reason for the existence of a company and what it stands for.

Products & Services: Describe your core offering and business activities. Who it is for, and why it's better than the alternative.

Equal Employment & Non-Discrimination Policies: Include how you do not discriminate against protected characteristics like gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, etc.

At-will Nature of Employment: At-will employment means that an employee can leave a job whenever they want for whatever the reason be, and employers can terminate an employee for any reason without any prior notice as long as there's no discrimination.

Code of Conduct: Include what kind of values you want your employees to have in the workplace. Write down do's and don't for what is acceptable behavior.

Workplace Policies: List down rules and policies you want followed in the workplace.

Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure & Employee Confidentiality Agreements: Nondisclosure Agreements help you protect your proprietary information.

Benefits: Employees need to be well-informed about benefits and perks your company offers.

Vacation/Leave Policy: Define sick, personal and vacation time off policies to avoid any confusion later. You can also include the set working hours, paid time-off, parental leaves and holidays.

Key Benefits of Making Your Employee Handbooks on Bit.ai

Bit is an collaborative interactive modern document platform that allows you to incorporate smart content inside of your documents. Businesses from across the globe are using Bit for fast beautiful documents.

Here are some of the man benefits of using Bit:

  1. Collaborate in real-time
  2. Interlink employee handbook documents
  3. Create fully responsive documents
  4. Create private employee handbooks documents only visible to yourself or your team
  5. Track engagement on shared employee handbooks with employees, consultants, etc.
  6. Embed your employee handbook onto any website.

How to Make Your Employee Handbooks Interactive?

Recommended power links and files you can add to your Bit document employee handbook:

  • Web links
  • Google Sheets, OneDrive Excel, Airtable
  • PDFs, PowerPoint in Google Drive/OneDrive
  • Social Media posts
  • YouTube, Vimeo
  • Draw.io, LucidCharts
  • Sketchfab, Figma, Marvel
  • GitHub
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Employee Handbook Template

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