Employment Checklists/Documents

The following documents are templates for use for day to day HR services and tasks. Based on best practices, they are designed to adhere to federal regulations, improve employer-employee communication, and record employment-related information.  For information on the discounted pricing for each item below, please call the BBCC hotline number (833) 472-2238.


This State of Michigan legally compliant employment handbook is designed to provide employees with a general description of the employer’s policies, procedures and guidelines. The handbook will be tailored specifically to your company based off of the answers you provide in a brief questionnaire.


This State of Michigan legally compliant employment application allows employers to collect information from candidates for the purpose of evaluating their work history, education and qualifications. Employers can use this as a point of reference to aid in making hiring decisions and to stay in compliance with state regulations.


Exit interviews allow your company to receive honest feedback about the work environment and culture, as well as opinions about policies, pay, and other concerns relevant to the success of your business. This survey is designed for employers to gather feedback from exiting employees in a consistent manner.


This checklist is important in determining the viability of allowing an employee to telecommute. Using this checklist, an employer should review the work environment and the employee’s job description to determine whether such an arrangement is safe and feasible.


The offer letter is your chance to both inform the potential hire of his or her role in the company and to set the tone of future discourse. In addition to explaining the candidate’s specific responsibilities, the offer letter should provide such key information as the start date, supervisor’s name, and compensation. These details may protect you from future disputes over the matters discussed.


This form allows you to confirm that you have supplied all necessary documents and training to your new hire. The checklist holds reminders to supply various tax forms, set up e-mails and passwords, and provide any organization-specific agreements.


A performance improvement plan is a mechanism to assist a struggling employee to align with the employer’s expectations. This template will assist you in planning out with your employee how his or her performance can be improved for the future, while still acknowledging the employee’s past record. A successful performance improvement plan should provide encouragement for future success without invoking fear of termination, which may lead to diminishing quality of work.


This notice informs the employee that he or she has failed to meet one or multiple standards of your business and that you are taking action against that employee as a result.  Reasons for issuing the notice can range anywhere from frequent lateness to the use of abusive language. A conversation between the employee and his or her supervisor usually precedes the notice, in order to determine if the matter may be otherwise resolved.


A termination letter explains to a terminated employee the reasons for the decision to separate and is used to provide other details surrounding the termination process. This not only helps the employee understand why he or she is being fired; it also acts as a record to support the employer’s decision should it ever be challenged.