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Get your employee files under control

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employees personnel filesEmployee files can be one of the most complicated to manage. They comprise a wide range of information with varying degrees of retention, confidentiality, accessibility, and security. It is common to find the following types of records in employee files: résumé, offer letter (copy), performance reviews, medical records, disciplinary actions, health forms, emergency contacts, short-term/long-term leave documents, vacation requests, time sheets, compensation and tax forms.

To further complicate matters, not all records need to be kept for the same length of time. Typically records detailing the actual terms and performance of employment can be destroyed a few years after the employment is terminated. Similarly, most tax documents can be destroyed after 6–7 calendar years.

Whereas records related to pensions or injury/accident claims would need to be kept for much longer. Injuries can persist for a long time and sometimes resur...(register to read more)

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