HR documents and templates

Recruitment forms and templates

Recruiting and selecting employees should always be considered carefully by any business regardless of their size. The people you employ will form an essential part of your business strategy, and will contribute greatly to the making or breaking of your business.

To make sure that you bring the best people on board, you will need to ensure that your recruitment process is fine-tuned, non-discriminatory and tailored to your business needs.

For an overview of the recruitment stages and general considerations, download Appendix 2S: Recruitment process flowchart (DOC, 87K).

For sample documents to help with particular stages of the recruitment process, see below.

These documents can be found in the Employers' Handbook under Section 2: Recruiting new employees, and are numbered as they are presented in the handbook

Advertising your vacancy

You will need to prepare a job description, a person specification and an application form to advertise your vacancy. To help you do this, you can download and use our sample recruitment forms and documents:

Shortlisting candidates

Once you receive replies from candidates to your vacancy advertisement, you will need to draw up a shortlist and invite those shortlisted to an interview. To help you do this, you can download and use our sample shortlisting documentation:

Interviewing candidates

The more preparation you do for the interview, the easier it will be for both you and the candidate. To help you prepare and carry out the interview correctly, download and read our factsheets on interviewing, and use our sample record of interview documents:

Find further guidance on selecting new staff, and keeping legally compliant while doing so, in our guidance on advertising a job and interviewing candidates.