Hurdles To Consider When Securing A Personnel File

By Michael Errera, Paul Ferland and Morgan Smith (November 16, 2017, 11:44 AM EST) -- In seeking to garner support for your case, an overlooked avenue to explore is the contents of a personnel file. A personnel file can contain a wealth of information based upon information in an employment application, resume, hiring criteria, job description, employment contract, employee orientation, employee handbook or procedure acknowledgement, training records, continuing education records, documents related to promotion, demotion, or discipline, competency assessments, medical and retirement, resignation letters and exit interviews.

So, when might it be a good idea to obtain employee files? Consider this scenario — a customer purchases a cylinder, expected to contain a particular type of liquid...

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