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Protect your business with employee handbook acknowledgment.
Create signed employee handbook acknowledgment pages in PDF or Microsoft Word format to shield you from legal liability.
Every company policy, all in one place.
Make sure everyone in your organization knows your policies by enacting electronic employee handbook acknowledgment.
1. Start by adding an acknowledgment page.
You can easily add a page to your handbook requesting a signature upon receipt, and then email that document to multiple recipients straight from Acrobat Sign —making it easy to send out receipt of employee handbook forms to several new hires at once.
2. Employees can easily add their e-signatures.
Recipients can review the document and add their own e-signature, even if they don’t have Acrobat Sign. This will automatically track a signature date so you have a record of exactly when the employees received their handbook.
3. You can track signatures as they come in.
You’ll receive a notification each time a document is signed, so you can keep track of who has completed their electronic signature acknowledgment and who needs a follow-up.
Add e-signatures in Word
If your team prefers to work in Word, you can install an Acrobat Sign plugin that will allow you and your employees to add signatures to Word documents.
Each of these tools will make it a breeze to reissue acknowledgments in case large revisions are made to the handbook — you’ll want to ensure every employee confirms their receipt of the revised information that supersedes the old company policies.
Why employee handbook acknowledgments are important.
An employee handbook acknowledgment may feel like tedious paperwork, but it can be extremely helpful to have written proof from each employee that they understand the nature of their employment relationship with your company. In the event that you need to terminate an employee for violating company policies and they sue for wrongful termination, a signed acknowledgment of receipt of employee handbook with the employee’s name on it will make it difficult for them to claim in court that you didn’t inform them about the company’s rules.
Whether your employee handbook is two pages or two hundred, having your employees sign a formal acknowledgment that they received it will save you and your human resources department plenty of headaches in the long term.