How to Hire Employees: Forms and Contracts
Before you hire an employee, you need to do proper research and prepare the necessary documentation to welcome new people on board. See our guide to learn more about various templates that will be useful for the employer and employee alike.
Whenever there is a need to find a new person for a vacancy and your business is financially stable to handle one more individual on your payroll, you can draft required documentation and hire employees.
New Employee Forms
These forms are essential in the process of hiring new staff. Browse various printable New Employee Forms via this link.
- Employee Information Form. Prepare this document to collect the personal details of each employee for your records;
- Job Description Template. A brief explanation of the job duties will allow you to attract the best person for the position in question;
- Sample Interview Questions. Every interviewer can benefit from our tips on how to conduct a successful interview with a potential employee;
- New Employee Announcement. Whenever you approve a candidate for a job, you can use this template to tell other employees about their new colleague;
- Interview Thank You Letter. Once you finish your interview, complete a message for your prospective employer to thank them and boost your chances to get a callback;
- Job Offer Letter. This formal document is used to confirm the employer’s wish to hire a particular individual;
- Job Application Cover Letter. Use this short form to state your details and call the reader to action so that your application is read and you receive a call for an interview;
- Employee Emergency Contact Form. This document lists family members and friends of the employee who must be contacted in case of an employee’s accident in the workplace;
- Benefits Enrollment Form. Fill out this form to apply for medical insurance and other benefits that come along with your job.
Job Application Forms
These are indispensable for the human resources department and individuals who want to be hired. Browse various printable templates you can use when applying for a job via this link.
- Resume Template. Complete this document to let your future employer know your skills and qualifications;
- Letter of Recommendation. This statement is typically drafted by the candidate’s former colleagues and mentors to highlight their positive characteristics;
- Recruitment Process Flowchart. Prepare a visual template that shows all the stages that comprise the process of hiring employees;
- Authorization to Release Employee Information. It is prepared to allow former employers of the job candidate to share their employment history with the new employer.
These legally binding contracts and agreements stipulate the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and the employee. Download Employee Contracts and Agreements via this link.
- Employment Contract. This is the main document signed by the business representative and employee to outline basic terms and conditions of future employment;
- FMLA Return to Work Form. Once leave you took for personal reasons is over, complete this form to warn the employer of your intention to come back to work;
- Last-Chance Agreement. This document serves as a warning to the employee who is close to being fired because of a serious breach of discipline;
- Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement. Employers give this document to employees who must keep confidential information they learn during their employment secret;
- Non-Compete Agreement. Fill out this template with your employee if you want to compel them not to enter into any work relations with your competitors;
- Telecommuting Agreement. Usually, a temporary measure, this document allows the employee to perform their job duties in the alternate workspace;
- Finder’s Fee Agreement. Complete this contract to determine the amount of compensation paid to the intermediary who provides the company with a new counterpart;
- Vacation Request Form. Employees need to compose a separate document to ask their employers for time off;
- Sign-On Bonus Agreement. This document outlines a one-time payment to the new employee;
- Time-Off Request. If you need a day or week away from your workplace, you need to draft a special request and submit it to your employer;
- Reference Check Form. Generally, this document includes questions you can ask when confirming the validity of references brought to you by the job candidate;
- Employee Background Check. Review your potential new employee’s employment and criminal history with the help of this template;
- Internship Agreement. Whenever you find a new intern, sign this agreement to indicate your rights and responsibilities and their involvement in your business;
- Temporary Employment Contract. This document states the terms of employment that last for a short period of time – usually, not more than several months.
Related Forms and Templates:
You may use this New Employee Announcement to notify employees of an organization about hiring a new employee.
This form is used by an employer to collect information about the current members of their staff.
This document contains information about the person who should be contacted in the case of an accident or any other traumatic event that has happened to an employee.
This is a document used as a way for an organization to set out how they will hire their next intern, temp worker, or permanent worker.
Complete this form to allow your former employer to release your employment information to a new prospective employer.
This document is used to describe the skills and experience of a potential employee in order to make them an appealing candidate for a job.
This document is used by businesses that want to check references that were given to them by a potential candidate.
This is a document that workers can use when they need to ask their employer for vacation time off from their work.
This legal agreement is signed between a company and a candidate under which a company is legally bound to pay the candidate a sign-on bonus.
A Contract for Temporary Employment is signed by an employee engaged in work only for a specific period of time.
This legal contract is signed between a business and its employee in which the business is bound to provide the employee with work and pay them an agreed salary, while the employee is legally bound to work for the business on the terms stated in the agreement.
This agreement between an employer and their worker enables the employee to work at a place different from the primary business location and helps an employer cut down on costs.
This legal contract outlines the transfer of intellectual property rights, title, and interest from one individual or entity to another.
Use this agreement to protect different types of confidential information (know-how, trade secrets, software, technical information, and other types of proprietary data) from disclosure by an employee.
This contract outlines the relationship between a business and an outside source along with the compensation for the facilitation of a transaction.
You may use this Internship Agreement in which the parties agree that an intern will be gaining knowledge and improving their skills within the company during their educational internship.
This legal agreement is signed by employers and their employees to agree on the fact that the individual will not enter into competition with the company where they work, during or after their employment.
This form should be completed by a worker and submitted to their employer to request time off for a specific period of time.
This agreement is signed by an employer and their employee (or a union that presents an employee) after an employee has made a serious violation of company policies or misconduct that usually leads to their termination.
This is a notification completed by the employee and submitted to their employer after an FMLA leave - a leave requested and provided under the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act - is over.
You may use this form to receive consent from a potential employee to perform a background screening check on them.
This form is completed in order to ask any company or financial institution you have worked with at some point in time for a reference required to obtain credit from a third party.
A person can use this typed or handwritten document to confirm the lending capacity of a prospective borrower.