Hi. I have to do a project on 'Making a policy handbook for Europe' , Please give me your valuable opinoins and suggestions. They would be of great help.
Also if you could share your companies or any other Companies Employee Handbook for my reference , it would be of great help.
Thanks.

From India, Pune
Well, I don't know what exactly you are looking @. .. whether you need help with the steps or the content so I'll be a bit generic here.

An employee handbook is usually targeted at new joinees. Why do you provide handbook?? So that the new employee is not completely lost in his new office, so that he can grasp what we expect of him, and get a fair idea of what we are all about. Keeping that in mind, the content do vary with different company. So far, we have worked on two handbooks, and usually we start with the theme i.e the feel of the content: should it be fun and peppy or serious, info loaded or generic.

Once we decide on that, the next step is usually to identify sections and subsections and the info that should go in with them. It usually start with a message from the CEO'S desk, followed by a brief 'bout the company, work culture, what to expect, what not to expect, career progression chart, CSR activities etc. Some companies also provide different policies and code of conduct, work timings etc. It all depends on what you want to portray of yourself.

Then we collate information, build on the content (most companies might take the help of external vendors), proof read and scratch out irrelevant data. If you want to add pictures, you need to identify relevant section where you might want to place them. Collaborate with vendors for the paper type and design i.e look and feel.

Things to keep in mind:

Text should be reader friendly

Try keeping a conversational tone, that keeps the reader interested

If you are placing lots of info, try avoiding large chunks of data at one go. Instead break them up in bullet points or para

Proof read content. Poor formatting, poor presentation and poor content with grammatical errors will reflect back on the company's Brand image

Of course the process will vary from one company to another, depending on what we are looking at.

Hope this helps!

From India
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