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Formalize the job offer with a letter of employment.
Before you hire a new employee, start your relationship on the right foot with an employment offer letter.
The ABCs of a job offer letter.
In an offer of employment, an employer outlines the terms of employment for a potential employee. These are generally used for long-term, full-time positions. Like any other contract, it’s essential to get this in writing. Not only does it make the expectations for both parties clear, but it becomes a legally binding contract, or an employment agreement, once the new employee signs it.
Job title and description
Compensation package and employee benefits
This section explains whether the position is considered at-will employment, meaning that either party can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason. It’s essential to avoid any language that implies a fixed-term employment period, as such language may render at-will status null and void.
Keep trade secrets and client lists safe, and avoid potential legal action, with a confidentiality agreement and a requirement that the employee disclose any employment restrictions.
List of contingencies
Express and generate excitement.
While not a formal part of the hiring process, an employment contract is a great way to show prospective employees how eager you are to work with them. It also provides clarity upfront, setting the expectations and tone for the employment relationship before the start date. If the prospective employee is considering multiple offers, the terms of employment outlined in your job offer letter may sway their decision in your favor.
Sign on the dotted line, online.
With Adobe Acrobat Pro, you can create your own job offer letter template, which you can customize to your company’s needs. Change the offer letter format with just a few clicks. Be intentional about what’s in the employment contract; you want to deliver as promised. When it’s ready, send your job offer letter to be signed and returned within minutes.
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