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Dealing with employees and employee issues is one of the most important, and one of the most difficult, issues for a company or organization.  Decisions and actions can have long-term consequences, and a good working environment benefits everyone.

I’d like to share a few resources with you to help keep you on track.

Checklist for Recruiting

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Hiring a new employee is a big deal. You are bringing an unknown entity into your business / organization that you have worked hard to establish. You are also making a commitment to provide a pay cheque to this person so that they can make a living for themselves and/or their family.  So how do you make a good decision in hiring? First and foremost, follow a process and make sure that you avoid any improper or legally risky moves, especially in regards to any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination. Here is a quick check list for the basics.

Checklist for New Hires

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Now that you’ve hired a new employee you want to make sure they are joining your business as smoothly as possible and will become productive as soon as possible. So what should you do when that new employee is about to start and are in their first phases of employment? Here are checklists for three separate stages for a new hire – Pre-Arrival; First Day; First Week; and First Month.

Checklist for Employee Files

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From the very beginning, you want to keep all the relevant information on your employees in a safe but accessible location. That doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be papers in a file folder in the locked cabinet in the corner. It just means that you should have a centralized and organized system for tracking any significant actions regarding an individual’s employment. Here is a checklist of some items to keep in mind.

Links to Other Resources

I’ve also compiled a list of other websites that contain critical information on human resources, or that simply offer good advice.  If you have even more questions, please contact me.