Inspired by Valv, The Motley Fool has released an online employee handbook, one of the most memorable you’ve ever seen, so much so that it’s as much a recruiting tool as it is a set of rules.
The Fool’s handbook isn’t all new. But it was paper based in the past, and mailed (yes, mailed) to people who needed it, and updating it meant sending it off to the printer.
With help from an outside company called Stories Incorporated, The Motley Fool’s online, interactive, video-included handbook highlights both company culture as well as company policies. Those policies, however, are atypical: the vacation policy is “take what you need.” You even may be selected to go on a vacation for two weeks, without checking your smartphone for the boss’s emails 24/7.