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We can help you with developing your organization's digital employee handbook.  An employee handbook is an essential document that outlines the policies, procedures, and expectations for employees within an organization. While the specific content may vary based on the company's industry, size, and culture, here are some general sections that are commonly included in an employee handbook:

  • Employment Policies

  • Code of Conduct

  • Work Schedule and Attendance

  • Compensation and Benefits

  • Performance Expectations

  • Leave Policies

  • IT and Data Security

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance

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An electronic handbook or digital handbook, offers several advantages over traditional print handbooks.  They  offer flexibility, convenience, and enhanced functionality compared to their traditional printed counterparts. They leverage technology to provide a more efficient and engaging learning or reference experience, benefiting both individuals and organizations.  Here are some of the key benefits:

  • They can be accessed from various devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, or e-readers. This makes it easy to carry and access the handbook wherever and whenever needed, eliminating the need for physical copies. Digital handbooks typically have built-in search functions that allow users to quickly find specific information. Instead of flipping through pages, users can simply enter keywords or phrases to locate the relevant content, saving time and effort.

  • Updating and maintaining a digital handbook is easier than updating printed versions. Changes can be made swiftly and disseminated to all users simultaneously, ensuring that everyone has access to the most up-to-date information. This helps keep the content accurate and relevant.  They can incorporate multimedia elements such as videos, audio clips, interactive images, and hyperlinks. This enables a more engaging and interactive learning experience, enhancing comprehension and retention of the material.

  • Creating and distributing digital handbooks can be more cost-effective than producing printed copies. It eliminates printing, shipping, and storage costs associated with physical books. Additionally, using electronic handbooks reduces paper waste and contributes to environmental sustainability.  Electronic handbooks can be customized to suit individual preferences. Users can adjust font sizes, background colors, and other settings to enhance readability. They can also bookmark pages, highlight important sections, and add personal notes, creating a personalized learning experience.

  • Collaboration and Sharing: Digital handbooks facilitate easy sharing and collaboration among users. Multiple individuals can access the handbook simultaneously, enabling real-time collaboration and knowledge sharing. This is particularly useful in educational or professional settings where teamwork and knowledge exchange are essential.

  • Scalability: Digital handbooks can accommodate large amounts of content without physical space limitations. This scalability allows organizations to include extensive information, comprehensive guides, and multimedia resources, all within a single digital platform.

Development Process

Creating a digital employee handbook typically involves several steps. Here is the general process:  

  • Plan and Research:  Identify the relevant policies and procedures to include.   Review local labor laws and regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Gather Information:  Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as HR, legal, and management teams.

  • Organize and Structure:  Create an outline or table of contents for the handbook.

  • Write and Review Content:  Begin drafting each policy and procedure using clear and concise language.  Obtain input and feedback from key stakeholders, such as legal counsel or department heads.

  • Include Essential Policies:  Cover key topics such as employment terms, code of conduct, anti-discrimination and harassment policies, leave policies, disciplinary procedures, benefits, etc.

  • Ensure Legal Compliance:  Review the handbook with legal counsel to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

  • Design and Formatting:  Use clear headings, bullet points, and subheadings for easy readability.

  • Obtain Approvals and Signatures:  Share the draft handbook with relevant stakeholders for review and feedback.

  • Regular Updates:   Establish a process to review and update the handbook periodically.

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Pricing

The cost of creating an online employee handbook can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the content, the size of the organization, the level of customization required, and the resources available. It's challenging to provide an exact cost without knowing the specific requirements of your organization.  Our cost begin at $750 for a basic electronic handbook that will live online. 

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