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Thelma French & Associates HR advice & consulting


Wed March 8th 2017

Digital copies of signed employment agreements are sufficient and you don’t need to keep a hard copy. This also applies to other documents that would normally be kept in an employee file, including, but not limited to, the employee’s CV, application form, interview questions, reference checks, coaching/feedback notes and formal performance reviews. These need to be retained even after the employee has left.

IRD/KiwiSaver/bank account details can also be scanned to a digital file and the hard copies disposed of. These and Payroll files need to be kept for 7 years.

It is important that all of these documents are in secure, backed up files so there is little chance of them being lost. They also need to be kept in a format that can be accessed easily and printed out if required.

Thelma has assisted us by providing advice, documentation and ongoing coaching through a recent recruitment process. She gave us many tips that we were not aware of including a checklist for the 90 day trial period. She also provided advice and assistance to formalise the induction process which resulted in our new employee becoming productive and feeling a valued part of the team very quickly.
Director, SME, Auckland
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