Pick 6: The Best Resources to Help You Write Policies and Procedures

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Want to pick the brains of other HR professionals? We’ve done it for you by compiling a list of the top six resources to help you write handbook policies and procedures. Click away!

  1. Blissbook: How to Write Policies and Procedures Guide
    Well, look who’s first! We’re trying to make HR easier, one handbook at a time. After many conversations, we’ve created an expansive resource to help you write policies and procedures. It runs the entire gamut, starting with pre-planning and ending with how to communicate your handbook launch – with a lot of value in between. 

  2. Gusto: The Ultimate Employee Handbook Guide
    This guide from Gusto includes the full life-cycle of the handbook writing process, from why it’s needed to how to distribute your final product. The 54-page resource is part workbook and even includes an image of an aardvark. You know you’re curious.

  3. Square: Employee Handbooks – How to Write One and What to Include
    New to the policies and procedures world? Consider reading Square’s easy to digest how-to guide. If you’re starting from scratch, it might be the perfect introduction; it’s not too overwhelming, but it hits on the big-picture considerations.

  4. The Hartford: The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook
    Uh oh. Now there are two ultimate guides. What do we do?! The Hartford breaks the creation process down nicely, including must-have content, how to get started, and even how to make the content more readable – or dare we say enjoyable.

  5. SHRM: How to Develop an Employee Handbook
    This resource from SHRM is your cut and dry handbook development guide. Compliance centered with no frills, SHRM’s nine-step process leads you through handbook creation from 50,000 feet. Bonus: It ends with a sample outline of policies, which can help you turn that blank page into a to-do list. 

  6. Blissbook: How to Write a Culture-First Employee Handbook
    Funny seeing you here! This guide helps you put the “human” in “human resources”. If you want to create a positive and meaningful employee handbook, this one’s for you. We researched, chatted with experts, and used our own years of experience to develop this guide to writing culture-first HR policies.

We’re here when you’re ready to get this policies and procedures party poppin’! Say that five times fast.

Drew Dotson

Drew Dotson

Drew enjoys eating cheese, cuddling with dogs, doing puzzles, and watching sports. She is passionate about raising awareness (and funds) for cystic fibrosis.


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