An employee handbook is a requirement for any business, even small to medium, informal companies. While you're not legally obligated to create one, having all the rules written in one place and going over them with each new employee can help reduce misunderstandings -- and even lawsuits -- if there's a problem in the future.
Handbooks can lay out the following information for your employees to understand:
Traditionally handbooks have been printed, but you might not need a printed document in order to achieve these results. Online training for onboarding a new employee can include a review of the employee's rights and your company's rules as well as provide your workers with an easy-to-access digital copy of your company policies.
How can creating a digital version of the employee handbook in an Learning Management System (LMS) help your new employees learn the rules be better than handing them a physical document? Here are a few reasons:
Instead, an interactive digital handbook can include videos, audio clips and reviews of main points. This makes it more interesting for the employee to move through and enhances their learning. Marketers have discovered that 40 percent of people respond better to videos and visual information than just plain text; take advantage of their discovery to help readers learn the information you're presenting.
You can also include places for your employees to initial or sign digitally to say they've read the material. This gives you proof that the person actually reviewed the information -- more than just asking them to sign a paper saying they received a handbook.
This way your employees aren't limited to learning when they have a book in front of them, and they can look up information when they need it. For example, an employee at an out-of-town trade show can check your employee handbook for the details about reimbursable travel expenses without needing to wing it, carry a physical handbook around or call Human Resources with questions.
An interactive, digital version of your employee handbook can benefit you and your employees by being easier to review and consult when needed. Using Intuto - it's not as complicated to create a digital handbook or online training as you might think! Contact us for information on how to make your online learning for employees -- whether during onboarding, like with the handbook, or any other time -- fast and easy for everyone.
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