An office bulletin board is a blank canvas, begging to be filled with information and brought to life. Human resources departments can use these boards to communicate content that is relevant to employees or required by law. An interesting and fun board will liven up an area and even boost employee morale. It is important that bulletin boards are well-maintained and visually appealing. Avoid a cluttered board or one that contains outdated information, or your bulletin board will lose it's audience and purpose.

Benefits Fair

Employees can get excited about their benefits -- when they know what they are. Often employees do not realize how much their benefits are worth, or are not taking advantage of the benefits they need. Use your bulletin board to create an informative and appealing announcement of all the benefits employees have available to them, similar to the information presented at a benefit fair. Include information about employee discounts and examples of how employees can save money. Help employees see the value of each benefit by using graphics or examples to demonstrate their real-life value.

Employee Recognition

Use your bulletin board to recognize your employees. Post pictures, with permission, of employees and their families or awards. For example, if someone was recently married, celebrate this by posting a photo of the newlyweds. The bulletin board could also be used to recognize employee birthdays, the employee of the month or positive customer feedback. Employees will feel good having their accomplishments publicly recognized. Meanwhile, the bulletin board can promote team-building, as employees learn positive things about their co-workers.

Step Back in Time

Use your bulletin board to tell your company's story. Every company has one, and many are quite interesting. The bulletin board can help foster pride in employees as they learn more about their company and its values. Use pictures and graphics to tell the story and include interesting tidbits, such as drawing parallels between the company's growth and events in history. Old company or product advertisements can also be fun to incorporate.

Communication Station

A bulletin board can do more than deliver information. It can serve as an interactive communication tool. If employees are busy, or have conflicting schedules, they might not get a chance to talk much. One solution is a bulletin board encouraging inter-office communication. Encourage employees to post positive comments about each other or share when they see a co-worker go above and beyond on the job. The board also could be divided into sections providing information on car pools, items for sale and shift trades.

Wellness Board

Busy employees might want to do something about their health or well-being but never have time to seek out resources themselves. Use your bulletin board to bring wellness tips and information directly to them. Make the information easy and quick to read so employees can pick up helpful tips during breaks or even when passing by. Pack the board with resources, but make sure it is interesting and organized. Change topics regularly to keep employees engaged.