As a business owner, one of the best tools in your toolkit for dealing with employees is a simple piece of paper: a written employment contract.
An employment contact can save you money by:
- Strengthening the relationship between management and employees
- Maintaining expectations of performance
- Minimizing misunderstandings and disagreements
A contract is also crucial to reducing the chances of a costly termination, which can be hazardous to your business.
We recommend using a written contract to form the basis of any hiring decision, and our Counsellors have developed a simple template for you to use!
Download and adapt our template to help you gain and retain good employees.
How to adapt and use the template
The template does not include specific requirements that may be found in particular jurisdictions, so you should finalize the contract with a lawyer, to make sure it’s ironclad and meets your region’s regulations.
If you have any questions about how to adapt the template, or simply want to review it with someone, contact CFIB’s Counsellors! They can walk you through the process of making the template fit your needs.