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Startup Employee Handbook Template

Create the best employee handbook for your small business!

We know that the idea of writing an employee handbook may seem daunting, even boring, but that’s where we come in. With this template, we’ve done most of the heavy lifting, you just need to look it over, fill in some blanks, and tweak it to your liking. Once you’re done, you won’t believe how easy, painless, and (maybe) fun that all was!

What you’ll find in our free downloadable template:

  • An employer checklist to help you complete the template
  • The most important policies pre-written + ready for you to review
  • Other startup mployee handbooks we love for design + content inspiration
  • Recommended readings + additional resources for guidance

Click here for the free template!

*Please keep in mind that this handbook template will only work for you if your startup is based in the United States or if you have a satellite office/employees based in the United States. Otherwise, it might not be applicable and/or compliant for your business.

Margarette Jung is a former Head of Marketing at Human Interest.


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