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As an employer, you want to know all about a prospective employee's qualifications. Thankfully, you can use an Employment Application to gather the information you need to make hiring decisions. With knowledge in hand, you'll not only be able to find the best candidate for the job, you'll be protecting your business from a legal perspective.
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Nearly everyone who gets hired first fills out an Employment Application. But not every employer asks the right questions. The most important thing to realize up front is that certain questions are actually illegalto ask. You can't, for example, inquire about an applicant's race or sexual preference.
Our Employment Application includes only questions that are federally legal, so when you're using it, you have the peace of mind knowing that you're not overstepping your bounds as an employer.
Depending on your circumstances, there are a few different ways to use our Employment Application. First, you can have a prospective employee fill it out online, either at your place of business or at their own leisure. This allows you to store all your applications in the cloud, in one place, for easy access when you're making your big hiring decision.
On the other hand, you can have an interviewee fill out the application by hand when he or she comes in for an interview. Our Employment Application is printable, so you'll just note which questions you'd like to ask, and your prospective employee can fill out the areas you ask about.
As noted above, there are a few questions you cannot legally ask when hiring due to federal law. And, depending on the state you live in, you may not be able to ask interviewees much (if anything) about their criminal background. It's smart to consult with an attorney about criminal record information if this is a deal-breaker for you and your company.
Beyond the basic demographic information---such as employee name, employer name and address, etc.---here are a few of the things you should include in your Employment Application:
If you're hiring, chances are your business is growing. Here are a few documents business owners and HR staff often need to keep things in order:
If you have any questions about what's right for you and your business, we can connect you with a lawyer for quick answers or a document review. If you're looking for more information about hiring employees, or other employee related documents, be sure to visit our Human Resources Guide.
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