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Human Resource Templates


The Copedia Human Resource templates include a complete set covering a wide topic list. The templates download in MS Word and Excel.

  • Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Managing
  • Offboarding
  • Administration and conduct
  • HR Best Practices
  • Employee Manual
  • Supervisor Handbook
  • Federal Laws
  • HR Benchmarks
  • Payroll Procedures
  • HR Forms

Employee Compass Edition

New Normal, Teleworker, Workplace Hygiene, Safety, Compliance, Accountability, Performance Management, and Workflow Templates

Employee Compass includes an advanced MS Office template set that is delivered via Microsoft 365 or Google G Suite.

The Employee Compass templates include the above plus:

    Accountability and Workflow templates using Excel, Access, and SharePoint
    Teleworker policies, agreement, and checklists for working from home
    Work from Home IT securitiy Policies
    Updates for a changed workplace including policies and procedures for
    Arrival screening
    Social distancing protocols
    Mask requirements
    Virus training
    Remote locations.
    Hire to Retire Talent Management templates
    Culture and Values
    Extensive use of PowerPoint templates for videos

Provide secure online access to your employees with Microsoft 365 or Google Suite.

Employee Compass includes

    PowerPoint Videos with pre-written narratives for you to customize
    Updates and training for the virus and New Normal.
    Spreadsheets and Access Database for Accountability system

Click the Employee Compass links above to learn more and see a short video. Everything included in the Standard Copedia HR is included in Employee Compass.

Standard Copedia HR Templates

The following is a more complete list to the templates included in our Standard Edition Small Business HR and Employee Manual / Handbook:

HR Forms

The forms module includes everything from job descriptions to independent contractor agreements. If you need a HR form, you will likely find it either in our forms directory or through LibLink. LibLink contains an extensive HR section covering forms, HR sites, quality examples, and HR organizations.

Employment Policies and Procedures


Covers leaves of absence including FMLA - the Family and Medical Leave Act , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), sick leave, job abandonment, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty / Court Appearances, Leave Requirements for Grant Employees, Leave Without Pay, Personal Leave, Voting Leave, Weather Emergencies and Adverse Conditions.

Wage and Salary Policies

Discusses pay day, deductions, overtime, advances, and wage increases.

Employee Benefits Policies

This template provides an overview of the 11 most common Employee Benefits. Plan specifics are not covered as they will be included in your benefits handbook.

Employee Safety and Health Policies

This is not our safety program, rather it sets forth company policy.

Codes of Conduct and Corrective Action Policies

This section identifies standards of conduct expected of all employees and explains corrective action measures that may be taken by the Company.

Employee Communication Policies

Explains the various mechanisms the company will use to communicate with employees, including grievances.

Employee Acknowledgement

A form for the employee to sign acknowledging receipt of the handbook and terms of interpretation.

Workers Compensation Procedure Acknowledgement

A form for the employee to sign indicating they understand the company procedure regarding workplace injuries and claims.

Employee Recruitment and Hiring

The purpose of this procedure is to establish a consistent method used to recruit and hire employees and ensure compliance with governmental regulations and company Policy.

Employee Terminations

This procedure provides guidance for employee terminations and identifies some common legal pitfalls.


Employee Expense Reimbursement

A document that puts it on paper. Works great with the Travel Policy and forms.

Travel Policy and Itinerary

Policy and travel itinerary form, use it with the employee expense reimbursement procedure.


Internet and Cell Phone Usage

This policy discusses acceptable use of company provided devices, establishes procedures for software and app downloads, and sets expectations for employee privacy while using phones and computers.

Email Policy

Discusses the appropriate use of email and establishes user responsibilities.

Supervisor Handbook

Hiring, Rehiring, and Terminating Employees

A template that provides the basics for supervisory personnel.

Purchasing Materials and Renting Equipment

A template describing your policies regarding expenditures. Very similar to our purchasing policy.


The reality of paperwork is that other than filling out time cards, very few people like to do it. This procedure helps you identify necessary paperwork and describe your requirements.

Contract Changes and Claims

For project and job-oriented businesses. This section is designed to provide guidance for change order requests and minimize un-collectable change order billings.


Helps you identify and describe company expectations for supervisory safety responsibilities. This is a policy statement for employees and supervisors.

Templates Download in Word and Excel

All Templates download in MS Word and Excel for easy customization. As with any template, you should have your final version reviewed by your attorney to ensure it complies with your state and company specific requirements.

Employee Manual
License, Download, Customize - Done!!