Introduction To Employee Directories (2022)

An easy way to help your employees communicate better is by getting an employee directory for your company.

Why?

Because an employee directory, when done right, gives your staff a simple way to find and connect with any of their coworkers.

It typically doesn't take that much effort to add employee directory software to your company's toolkit, and there are many options available to you.

The problem is there's so much information out there it's hard to know what's good advice and what's bad advice.

So to help you do it the right way we've put together this easy to read guide on the humble employee directory. It's pretty much everything you need to know to get started.

In this guide we'll be covering:

  • Why you need an employee directory
  • What the (real) benefits are
  • Common use cases
  • Pros and cons of building your own
  • What does an employee directory solution cost?
  • How effective is an employee directory?
  • Fields to add, where to put it, who should have access
  • And more...

We'll also be answering some of the questions we often get from our customers around implementation.

Where should you put your employee directory? Should it be available outside of your company? Can you use a spreadsheet instead? How is an org chart different?

Let's get started with the basics.