This do-it-yourself document generator helps you draft a custom Employee Handbook that clearly explains your policies and procedures to new hires, giving them a playbook for success at your company.
How does it work?
Our intuitive tool will guide you through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It’s quick, easy and simple to understand – just how legal documents ought to be.
The expert interview wizard will help you answer a few questions and prepare your document in the background. You’ll have your custom Employment Handbook in 15 minutes or less.
When you’re done, print or download a PDF version for you to review, customise or sign.
What is an Employee Handbook?
An Employee Handbook provides information about the workplace and business for their current and future employees.
It is a guide for employees on what is expected of them at work, the policies and procedures of the workplace, and information on the rights and privileges they enjoy as employees.
When should I use an Employee Handbook ?
If you have employees, or are about to hire.
Employers are legally required to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities, and the Employee Handbook is the document where they are detailed.
On top of satisfying employer obligations, the handbook is a useful tool to set clear expectations on how employees should interact with your organisation. It also has the added benefit of guiding employee behaviour to foster a great organisational culture and work environment.
What topics does an Employee Handbook cover?
- Employer Details
- Date of the Employee Handbook
- About the Business
- Background of the Business
- Vision, Mission, and Values
- Working Hours
- Work Environments
- Office Details
- Mobile Devices
- Dress Code
- Workplace Relationships Policy
- Highest Approval Level
- Default Superannuation Fund
- Governing Law
- Important Notices covering Minimum conditions of employment, Incentive schemes, Salary sacrificing and non-monetary benefits and Staff discount schemes.
What are the main decisions I need to make in creating an Employee Handbook?
- Do you want to include a section about the background of the business?
- Do you want to include a section about the vision, mission and values of the business?
- Do you wish to include a workplace relationship policy?
- What do you wish the highest approval level should be?
- Do you want to add the business logo in the Employee Handbook?
What other names does an Employee Handbook go by?
An Employee Handbook is also known as:
- Staff Manual
- Business Handbook
- Staff Policies
- Company Policy manual
- Employment Policies handbook
- Employment Procedures handbook
- Operations Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
The parties involved are the employees and employer.
If you have employees or are considering hiring. Generally you would need this handbook to set out clear policies and procedures for your employees.
Absolutely. This handbook can be tailored to suit a vast array of business types including office environments, food-related businesses, physical labour businesses, and more.
- Details of the business that could be important for its employee handbook including background of the business, and its vision, mission, and values.
- Working hours of your business
- Details of your work environment
- Description of your office space
- Probation period set out by the company
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If you have any questions or are uncertain about any aspect of the handbook please do not use it, Please contact us directly and we would be happy to assist.
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What other documents might I need?
If you’re interested in an Employee Handbook you might also need to think about:
- Employment Contract – You might need this to document the terms of your staff’s employment
- Employment Option Plan – You would need this document if you intend to issue Options to your employees
- Independent Contractor Agreement – You might need this document if you’re looking to document your relationship and obligations with or as an independent contractor
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