Free employee handbook template

Employee handbook

With Craft's staff handbook template, you can quickly and easily create an online handbook which is easily sharable with your employees via a link.

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Employee handbook template

Create and share a beautiful, online employee handbook for colleagues, with this free template.

What is an employee handbook or manual?

An employee handbook – also called a staff handbook, company handbook, staff manual, or employee manual – is a document or set of documents, which contains all the useful information about your company your team needs to know. With Craft's staff handbook template, you can quickly and easily create an online manual which you can share easily with colleagues via a link.

When should I create an employee handbook?

Although small start-ups don't typically have a company handbook to begin with, you should consider creating one when your company employs more than 10 people. And even if your business has fewer than 10 staff, a staff handbook is always useful; it ensures your policies are clearly documented and understood by your team.

Craft is ideal for small businesses creating their first employee handbook, as our templates enable you to quickly and easily create and share your manual – and make it look amazing, too.

What should an employee handbook contain?

Your company handbook should contain information about the following areas:

Company culture: the firm's mission, values, history, vision, etc.

General workplace information: what is expected of colleagues, working hours, holiday allowances, policy on remote working, company perks, etc.

Legal information: many countries legally require certain information to be included in a company handbook, such as the equal opportunities policy, code of conduct, safety and security at work, and pay policies.

Sharing and maintaining your employee handbook

Once you have created your employee handbook, publish it online and share it with colleagues via the 'share to web' function.

Employee handbooks are living documents, which means they are continuously updated. This is quick and easy to do with Craft and your edits appear immediately.

You can also print your handbook if you need a hard copy.

How to use this Employee Handbook template

  • Tap Use This Template 
  • When prompted, log-in or sign-up to Craft
  • Edit the template to make it your own

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