Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2008
TemplateZone announced the release of its newest employee handbook software this week, providing small businesses with a total employee handbook solution. The Vista and XP compatible program, Office Policy Manual 2009, now provides more than 140 pre-written policies including state-specific policies and procedures for all 50 states.
A clear, concise employee handbook is essential for a small business. A well thought out employee manual makes a business look more professional, prevents misunderstandings and costly employee lawsuits, and saves the time to answer common workplace questions. Featuring policies drafted by experts in diverse fields including human resources, law, information technology, finance, accounting and psychology, Office Policy Manual 2009 is the quickest and easiest way to implement trustworthy human resource guidelines and personnel procedures in an employee manual.
The new version highlights include additional handbook layout options, the addition of state-specific policies and procedures covering topics such as military leave, blogging/im usage, holiday leave, benefits and more. The 2009 version also includes updated Family and Medical Leave policies to agree with the Family and Medical Leave Act and National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008.
In addition to a wide selection of pre-written policies, Office Policy Manual 2009 features a built-in PDF publisher. The PDF publisher can be used to convert the Microsoft Word-based employee handbook into an Adobe-standard PDF format for electronic distribution. Publishing the employee manual to PDF format benefits the organization in several ways, including ease of distribution and its inexpensive cost.
"With Office Policy Manual 2009, we enhanced the product with additional functionality like state specific policies, state posters and a number of other timely updates," said TemplateZone.com CEO, Jim Kinlan.
Office Policy Manual 2009 also provides a selection of standalone human resources forms, US Department of Labor Federal and State workplace posters (in PDF format) and an informative, how-to eBook titled "How to Write a Policy Manual". The eBook explains how to use the software to produce the employee handbook. Office Policy Manual 2009 is available at $99.95, and for a limited time includes a free copy of OrgChart Standard, a $59.95 value.
Office Policy Manual 2009 is compatible with both Windows XP and Vista and works with Office 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007.
TemplateZone (http://www.templatezone.com) is a leading supplier of high-quality content for Microsoft Office and other desktop applications, providing easy-to-use applications, dynamic templates and add-ins that expand functionality. With a community of over 2,000,000 users, TemplateZone is committed to helping people do more with the products they already have.