Here are the top 10 reasons why the HR Toolkit's Employee Handbook Kit is the best employee handbook or manual template available.
1. Not just an employee manual template
It can be just a Word employee handbook template; but the Employee Handbook Kit is a a complete platform to get your project over the finish line. From planning to launch, it includes guidance, tips, and step-by-step instructions.
It also includes a sign-off form and project tools for when you launch your comprehensive manual. It's up to you how much help you access.
2. Flexible: go basic or comprehensive
You get 2 templates for each province we support. Together they sport a menu of 150+ topics / policies. Start with a basic handbook and build on it in stages (we help you figure out what's important and how to prioritize what gets done first). It's up to you if you want to go all the way with a complete HR Manual that doubles as an orientation program for your staff covering everything they need to know about your workplace, from information about your business to operational details.
3. It's a professional and casual document
Made for Today's Workplace
- Gender neutral. Written without the use of he, she, her, his, etc., without sounding forced.
- Business-casual. Written in every day language in plain English (except where legalese is required)
- Uses a modern and business-casual tone.
Professionally-Written & Compliant
- Created by experienced HR professionals and consultants
- Reviewed and edited by one professional writer with a Masters in instructional design resulting in consistent language & voice throughout.
- Reviewed by employment lawyers.
Fresh, Clean & Easy-to-Read
4. Dead-easy to customize
Both versions are comprehensive, but you can easily delete (or add and edit) sections, and topics. And we show you how!
We've provided click and replace placeholders where you need to place your company-specific information. Built with easy-to-use styles so you can brand your employee handbook with a couple of clicks. It provides pre-written text for all policies / topics so you never have to start with a blank page.
5. It's well thought out
We've thought of all the details based on decades of helping 1000s of customers create their own employee handbooks. You won't be left hanging and you won't hit a dead end. We've anticipated your roadblocks and answer your questions before you'll even know to ask them.
6. Help for every topic/policy in the template
You get help for each topic / policy in the Handbook and Manual templates. You'll understand the purpose, importance and benefits of each topic; any risks associated with it; level of HR expertise, and time/effort required to customize it; recommendations for legal review; if any key decisions or approvals are required; up-to-date links to the right pages on legislated websites; how to get started; tips.
7. Help with Word & Excel
We created the employee handbook template, so the Word and Excel help we provide was written by us, specifically for using our templates. You don't need advanced Word or Excel skills to work with ConnectsUs templates, but we know that there's nothing more annoying than getting stuck with a formatting challenge. Get quick snippet videos that tell you exactly how to make your manual look crisp and professional.
8. Always up to date
The Employee Handbook Kit is online so you'll always have access to the latest and greatest version of the templates and we let you know when we make changes.
9. You get product support
Get your questions answered from an extensive FAQ library, or contact us with your questions.
10. It's a total bargain
The Employee Handbook Kit was once it's own stand-alone product and is now one of 22 ready-to assemble kits included in HR Toolkit. Even if you don't think you'll need the other kits, the Employee Handbook Kit is an affordable and cost-effective tool on its own.