Drafting The Modern Employee Handbook (Guest: Ryan Golden)

employee handbooks

Episode 1.43: Once upon a time, the employee handbook was a document that outlined the basics of your work with the company. As an employee, it was your go-to for company questions…and it was typically the driest read ever. But no more! Today’s employee handbooks look very different than they did back then, and they’re no longer just a list of rules and benefits. Today we are joined by HR Dive Reporter Ryan Golden, who will detail how handbooks have changed, and why you (probably) need to update yours! Here, he'll explain:

• The factors that have led to a shift in the way we approach employee handbooks;

• The importance of reflecting company culture in these documents;

• The benefits and drawbacks of an "unconventional" employee handbook; and

• How to go about updating your own company's handbook -- and who should be involved!

employee handbooks

Ryan Golden

   HR Dive Reporter

“When you're looking at examples like Valve and Tesla and so on, I think that they've put a lot of focus on how are they introducing new employees to the workplace and what should newcomers expect when they come into the workplace -- and if you put your focus there, I think that's very much where you need to start when making changes."

Employee Handbooks

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