Your free Employment Application Form is an ideal way
to record standardized information about employees.
Even if applicants were to submit a CV, the application form gathers additional information, grants permission to verify details and declares the information true and accurate.
A standard application form completed by all applicants makes it easier to do comparisons and to identify a shortlist of candidates who qualify for an interview.
Labor Law varies in different states and countries and as such you must ensure that none of the questions posed in an employment application form contravene any labor laws in your area.
Before you compile your application form (using our free template) do take a look at the legal guidelines further down on this page.
Note: Follow this link for a Sample Employment Application Form and visit our Employment Forms main page for more job related free documents.
An accurate job description forms the basis of an application form.
It need not be a legal minefield for employers as to what they are allowed to ask and what not. If you keep questions related to the job description and treat all applicants on an equal basis there should be no cause for dispute.
With the above in mind, review the following:
Although you will discuss qualifications and experience during the job interview, it is of great value to have the applicant stipulate these in writing on the Free Employment Application Form so as to avoid any arguments about misrepresentation in future.
The stuff that is glaring in their absence!
If you take a close look at the dates when a candidate started and ended employment in the work history, you may find some periods not accounted for.
We've often experienced this and when you question the candidate, they are quick to offer explanations, e.g.:
All the above can explain a lengthy gap in their work history but unfortunately, these sad stories cannot always easily be verified or disproved by the employer.
Perhaps the true explanation is that the candidate left a previous job in less than savoury circumstances and would not want that blot on his CV?
Our free employment application form covers information typically required from candidates, but asking probing questions in each case may reveal a commendable truth or raise red flags.
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