Most employee handbooks are ugly black and white and very unappealing to employees. Given today's digital technologies, there's no reason not to bring your employee handbook to life. Learn about a few ways you can do so.
- I will never forget, working years…ago with a company in the advertising business…that asked me to help them…with updating their employee handbook.…When the president handed it to me across…the desk, I had a laugh.…It ugly black and white and had been copied so many times…that the lines and text were wavy.…I asked him if he could show me some…of the firm's marketing material.…Of course, it was glossy, full of color and beautiful.…
I put the handbook and the ad pieces side…by side and said nothing.…After a moment's reflection, the owner said,…"And I've got design people right outside my door."…That day, my client woke up to the fact…that while we treat our customers…and clients in color, we treat our employees…in black and white.…I believe it's time to put that story to rest.…The reality is, most employee handbooks…are boring to read, and they look boring too.…
Given today's ability to add graphics…at almost no cost, there is no excuse…for having boring handbooks anymore.…As mentioned earlier, these…are cultural documents as well.…
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