Element#1: Disclosure of information
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You should include, in your contracts of employment, a disclosure of information clause which states that all the information provided by employees to you is true.
Get them to sign this clause as evidence of their understanding and acceptance of it. This will protect you if you if you happen to find out the employee lied with regard to any of the information she provided you.
Element#2: Email policy
We live an age of technology, and so it's fairly safe to say that all, if not most, businesses make use of computers in the workplace.
By including an email clause in your employment contracts, it will allow you to check your employees' emails from time to time.
This can prevent any abuse of your workplace computer systems.
Element#3: Probation period
Include a probation period within your employment contracts. This is usually anywhere between one and six months.
What this period does is it allows you to evaluate an employee's potential before appointing them. In other words, a probation period can help you see if it's the right decision for them join your company.
You can't use probation periods as an opportunity to dismiss
employees. This would be an unfair labour practice.
*Those were three important elements you should be including in your employment contracts.
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