Templates & Specimens
Unless you are a sole practitioner with absolutely no employees or freelance assistant, you need an employee handbook.
A written employee handbook communicates your Organisation's employment policies and procedures clearly and effectively. It also helps to ensure that all procedures comply with employment law.
The contents of an employee handbook should address every major aspect of employment within the organisation. It is designed to explain the organisation’s rules, policies, procedures and benefits.
Ideally, your handbook should be more than a compilation of rules and regulations that your employees must live by in the workplace. It should also contain information on the organisation’s background, its mission statement and its corporate goals and values.
A template of an Employee Handbook is set out below.
The specimen documents outlined in this section will need to be adapted in accordance with the requirements of each individual organisation. We recommend that organisations consult widely with employees in the creation of their own unique handbook which is why the specimen document watermark has been inserted.
Download the Employee Handbook specimen: Employee_Handbook (PDF 93kB)
Job Description Specimen
A sample Job Description layout: Job Description Specimen (PDF 23kB)
Contract of Employment Specimen
A sample of the Contract of Employment: Sample Contract of Employment (PDF 24kB)
Induction List Specimen
A sample Induction List: Sample Induction List (PDF 19kB)
Sample Letter layouts, including:
- Regret Letter
- Request for References
- Job Offer
- Agreed Contract Changes
Other Template Documents