In some situations, you might need to create one or more handbooks in addition to your core employee handbook.

Before you make a new handbook, we encourage you to first check out Blissbook's personalized content functionality. It's often the best solution for producing different content for different groups of people because it's easier and less error-prone to maintain and share 1 handbook for all employees than it is to maintain multiple documents.

In some scenarios, personalized content may not work and you'll want to create a separate handbook/document:

  • You want to create a handbook in a foreign language.
  • The content of the new handbook is much different than your existing handbook, usually because it's for a different brand or an office in a different region of the world with different laws and/or culture.
  • You need employees to acknowledge a "summary of changes" and you want to track those signatures separately from your employee handbook.
  • You have another document for which you must collect a separate acknowledgement (e.g. Drug and Alcohol Testing, Timekeeping, Harassment, etc.)... in this scenario, keep in mind that you have other options for making a piece of content extra-important like changing the look and feel of a policy or specifically calling it out in your acknowledgement message.

OK, so you've digested all of that and you still want another handbook/document. Here's how to do it.

At the top of the Blissbook content management system, the title of your current handbook has a dropdown menu that shows up when you click it:

You can either create a new handbook right here OR you can click "View All Handbooks" where you can then click Clone to copy your existing handbook.

Each of your handbooks/documents has its own content, sharing, branding, and URL. Employees accessing your root domain (https://subdomain.blissbook.com) will automatically be routed to the handbook they have access to. If they have access to multiple handbooks, they'll be directed to the one that was published first.

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