Employee Handbook Program (Core+)

Employee Handbook Options

Employee Handbook Options

Actively managing an employee handbook usually requires a lot of time and effort….. until now.

Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines are constantly changing. Legal and HR departments spend countless hours building a compliant handbook only to discover it fails to keep up with changes over the years. This process is inefficient, loosely compliant, and requires active management by crucial staff whose time is much better spent doing tasks with a much higher return on investment.

A well-designed handbook keeps you in compliance with employment-related laws, defends your organization against future employment-related claims, and conveys your company’s unique culture and policies to your valuable staff and stakeholders.

This HIGHLY recommended option is provided at no cost to all PEO clients.

AdvanStaff HR’s recommended “Core +” solution is a two-part handbook option with:

1) A turn-key “Core” handbook that keeps your company in compliance and checks the boxes for all major standard employment-related policies and

2) A customized series of appendices with company-specific policies and communication regarding your company culture.

Here is how it works:

Core Handbook

  • AdvanStaff HR provides a national handbook that complies with federal laws and incorporates state laws. This is called the “Core” handbook written, updated, and maintained by AdvanStaff experts.
  • Your company is free from creating or maintaining content in the Core handbook.  AdvanStaff maintains complete control of the Core handbook, allowing you more time to focus on your business.

Custom Addenda

  • Your AdvanStaff Human Resource Specialist will work with you to create a supplement to the Core handbook. The supplemental sections will contain your company-specific policies, such as hours of work, employment categories, PTO, bereavement, other paid time-out policies, and much more.
  • The Addendum can be updated with the help of your AdvanStaff Human Resource Specialist at any time.

Handbook Delivery And Storage

  • The Core handbook is posted through the electronic onboarding portal and to the employee and manager portals, allowing instant access to all staff members.
  • The Addendum containing your company-specific policies is also posted through the electronic onboarding portal (once finalized and approved by you) and to the employee and manager portals, allowing instant access to all staff members.

Future Updates and Management

  • Updates to the Core+ handbook are implemented by AdvanStaff experts.
  • Updates to the appendices are made through a collaborative effort between your AdvanStaff Human Resource Specialist and a representative from your team.
  • Updated Core and Addenda to handbooks are posted as they are created.
  • Updates are delivered via the employee portal and acknowledged via electronic signature when appropriate.

If your company comes on board and loves its current handbook (or is under our ASO service model), that document can be retained and used rather than using our Core + solution above.

This is called a “Self-Directed” handbook, and your company will be responsible for initiating and implementing updates, validating that content is appropriate, and ensuring posting is accomplished.

AdvanStaff HR will provide guidance on Self-Directed handbook content but cannot author or validate content. We offer a free handbook tool that can be found in the HR Toolkit and used on demand.

AdvanStaff will post your Self-Directed handbook to the employee onboarding portal and the employee and manager web portal.