Human resources websites provide a useful tool to both employees and human resource professionals. Created as a library for human resource (HR) policies and procedures; contact lists; and links to human resource forms, benefits and payroll vendors, the HR website can be a centralized database of information for all employees. In addition, the website is a vehicle for HR to post required information on laws, accreditation and compliance in an easily accessible format for all employees.

Step 1.

Map out the HR website’s content. Determine what to include on your website and meet with other HR team members and company leadership to confirm their preferences for HR website content.

Step 2.

Draft content for website sections such as: employee benefits, leave and time-off records, forms, policies and procedures, training, careers, payroll and company holiday schedules. Gather documents such as your company’s employee handbook and website links for inclusion on the website.

Step 3.

Meet with Web designers to determine the look and feel of your HR website. Decide on colors, fonts, logos and placement of the content and links on the website. The Web designers will begin to create your website after confirming the look of the site and receiving your content.

Step 4.

Review the website in a test environment to assure that it meets the company’s vision for message, content and look. Test all links to assure they are working properly so your employees will not be frustrated by broken links.

Step 5.

Move site to live production and create a campaign for the website’s launch through email and flyers. Engage employees to use the HR website by soliciting feedback and suggestions and creating a website “scavenger hunt” with prizes for the winners.