Introduction to New Hire and Recruitment Forms

A successful recruiting program is key to attracting and selecting qualified candidates to join your company’s workforce. The process of hiring new employees involves several important steps for the employer, from creating an effective job description and promoting the job opportunity, to developing the interview and candidate evaluation process.  Once the right candidate has been selected for the position, there are a number of tasks to accomplish a smooth transition for the employee into the workplace.  Employers also need to ensure that they comply with all legal requirements related to recruiting and hiring new employees.

The HR360 sample forms and checklists provided in this section cover the following topics related to new employee hiring and recruitment:

  • Candidate Evaluation
  • Employee Orientation
  • Employment Applications
  • Interview Questionnaires
  • Job Description Outline
  • Letters to Applicants
  • New Hire Forms 
  • Personnel Requisition
  • Reference Checks
  • Skills Analysis
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Employer Support Tools

  • eLaws – The U.S. Department of Labor’s eLaws (employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses) is designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the laws and regulations administered by the DOL. Each elaws Advisor provides information about a specific law or regulations.
  • Employment Law Guide - This Guide describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide includes information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry.
  • Compliance Assistance on selected U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) laws and regulations.
  • DOL Wage and Hour Division - The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws, including: the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
  • FairPay – DOL’s Overtime Rules. Under the FairPay rules, certain workers are guaranteed overtime protection.
  • Exemptions from minimum wage and overtime for executives, administrative, professional, etc.
  • Salary and exemptions online videos
  • FLSA Child Labor Rules Advisor 
  • YouthRules! Website

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Please NoteThe sample forms and policies featured in this section may be used for general reference only. All sample forms and policies should be modified to meet your company’s individual needs and applicable laws. Federal and state laws do change and, as a result, the featured forms and policies may not comply with current requirements. We strongly recommend consulting an employment law attorney or HR specialist for assistance with customizing any forms, policies, or the sample employee handbook. Any links that have been provided as an additional source of forms or guidelines are also for general information purposes and cannot be guaranteed for accuracy or compliance with any particular law or requirement.