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Get Your Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form Signed Online

By: Steve Stormoen / Friday, January 31, 2014

You need all your team members to sign an Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form, for legal compliance and risk mitigation, and also to be certain employees are fully aware of company policies.

Traditional paper employee handbooks are too expensive, too wasteful, and too inefficient. Take the printing cost for a modest 20-page handbook, then multiply that by every employee at your company. The costs get outrageous quickly—and you’ll have to pay it again and again each time you update any company policy, even though all you need is that signed Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form. If your business employs a remote workforce or has several locations, you can add shipping expenses and weeks of delays to that fiasco.

So how can you turn this stone-age expense into an efficient, 21st century HR process? Easy: get your Employee Handbook Acknowledgment Forms signed online with RightSignature electronic signature software.

Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form – Click for Full Template

Employee Handbook Software and Electronic Signature Software

Obtaining employees’ approval on a handbook doesn’t have to be a pain. Also known as a company handbook or employee manual, an employee handbook contains important information about company policies on employment status, nondiscrimination, trade secrets, termination, and other subjects on which you and your employees must have a signed agreement. The solution, then, is to produce a small business employee handbook that can be sent and signed as a digital document, quickly and inexpensively. To that end, we’ve provided the free Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form template, above, to help you get the process started.

Photo credit: cc Dick Thomas JohnsonToday’s successful businesses embrace the latest software to streamline processes and get things done, and electronic signature software is the newest frontier. Just as email made casual office communication faster, cheaper, and easier, electronic signature software transforms the collection of signed documents. Electronic signature documents can be sent and signed anywhere in the world in hours or even minutes, with even greater security and legal assurance than traditional “pen-and-paper” signatures. For your business, that means obtaining signatures on employee handbooks or any other legal document painlessly – and entirely online.

How to Use Your Free Employee Handbook Template

How do you use electronic signature software for to collect signed Employee Handbook Acknowledgements? Just follow these simple steps:
  1. Click on the Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form preview above to access our free employee handbook template, powered by RightSignature. This is the same easy, intuitive signing process your signers will see if you use RightSignature to distribute your form and collect signatures, so you may want to try signing this sample template yourself to get a feel for it.
  2. Click the “Download PDF” button on the right-hand side of the page, then edit the downloaded template to add your company’s name and relevant details.
  3. Sign up for a free trial of RightSignature. Then, login to your new account and click “Send a Document” to send a single signature request, or setup your Handbook Acknowledgement as a RightSignature Online Form for amazingly easy mass distribution (you can generate a link to the form, or even embed the form in your website).
  4. Watch our short instructional video and follow the directions to set up and send your own company handbook using your brand new electronic signature software as top-notch employee handbook software.
That’s it! Your signer will receive an email with a link to sign your Employee Handbook Acknowledgment Form, using the same user-friendly RightSignature signing software you’ve already seen. RightSignature electronic signature software is also employee handbook distribution software, speeding up the collection of required acknowledgements and saving your business time and money.

Disclaimer: This article was not written by an attorney and does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about the legality of your employee handbook acknowledgement form, please consult an attorney.

New Feature: Request Attachments Lets Signers Upload Files During Signing

By: Steve Stormoen / Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We’re excited to announce a long-requested feature that greatly expands RightSignature’s capability to streamline your business processes. Request Attachments enables you to prompt your signers to upload files, documents, and images during the signing process.


Here are just a few of the many valuable uses for this powerful feature:
  • New hires can upload a photo of a driver’s license or passport while signing an employment verification form.
  • Employees can upload an image of a voided check while completing a Direct Deposit registration form.
  • Applicants can upload a PDF of their prior year tax return while completing a financial application form.
Now RightSignature enables your signers to return these important attachments to you with the same speed and ease that you’ve come to expect from our award-winning electronic signature software.

How it Works:

You can add an attachment request on the Document Overlay screen while preparing to send any one-off document for e-signature, or while creating a Reusable Template or Online Form. Using the toolbox on the Document Overlay screen, simply drag and drop an Attachment component onto the document—just like you would place a Text Field or Signature Box.


You can also include signer help text to give your signer instructions on which file to attach. If you need to collect more than one attachment, simply place additional Attachment components on your document. Next, finish and send your document as normal.

When your signer receives and opens the document, the component will appear as a button reading “Attach File”.


After clicking the button, your signer is directed to choose and upload the requested file. (Signers may upload PDF, DOC, XLS, JPEG, PNG, or GIF files.)


When the signer completes all fields, signs, and submits the document, a link to download the attachment is included in the email informing each party that the document is completed. In addition, each attachment is provided as a separate download on the Document Details page, accessible from your RightSignature dashboard.

RightSignature Makes Business Easier

Request Attachments makes its way to RightSignature by popular demand, and we’re excited to release another feature to make RightSignature more powerful and more versatile, while maintaining our elegant, intuitive user experience. Request Attachments removes the last analog component from many common signature requests, making life easier on both you and your document signers.

If you’re new to RightSignature, start a free trial or schedule a demo today. Our friendly support team is happy to help you utilize our new Request Attachment feature, and all our acclaimed features, to transition all your paper-based processes to a streamlined RightSignature workflow.

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