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Acas publishes free document templates for hiring staff

There's a surprising amount of paperwork involved in recruiting new people. Each stage of the process demands some kind of documentation, from the job description all the way to the induction procedure, and drawing up new documents each time can be very time-consuming. Having a standardised system comprising key documents in templates, on the other hand, will not only save you time, but help you manage information more effectively and improve the performance of your business.

With this in mind, Acas has published a range of useful templates specifically designed to make life easier for you when you're Hiring staff.

The documents cover all stages of the recruitment process. For the advertisement phase, Acas has designed handy framework forms for setting out the job description and person specification, and has also made two job application templates available, including an accompanying equal opportunities monitoring form.

Once the deal is sealed, an employer is supposed to give a new employee terms and conditions of employment. Acas has provided a framework document for this too.

Finally, new starters need to be settled in at their new workplace. The Acas induction checklist outlines key points to go through with new employees, such as who's who in the organisation, dress codes, internet use policy, and health and safety issues.

As well as publishing a series of Useful templates for letters, forms and checklists, Acas offers practical training on fair and effective Recruitment procedures.

Visit the Acas Training and Business Solutions area for more information.

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