1. HR Starter Kit User Guides

User Guide: Getting started with the HR Toolkit
Checklist (assessment of tools used)
Employment Law Links, per state

2. Create and Maintain Personal Records

Guide: Personnel Records Management
Completing a W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-4
Completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Form I-9
Incident Report
Time-Off Request Form
Timesheet Template

3. Create an Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook Template
Animal Welfare Policies

Handbook Acknowledgement Form

Whistle Blower Policy

4. Develop Procedures for Recruiting and Hiring the Best

Procedure Guide for Hiring New Employees

Job Ad Template

Job Analysis Form

Job Description Template

Job Application

Job Descriptions for Recruiting

Selecting an Animal Caretaker

Swine Animal Caretaker: Background Checks

Swine Animal Caretaker: Interview Questions

Swine Animal Caretaker: Referral Program

Reference Checking Form

Phone Interview Template

Candidate Evaluation Form

Drug Screening Guide

Applicant Consent for Drug Testing Form

Employee Authorization for Reference Release

Exit Interview Questionnaire

Total Compensation Worksheet

5. Orient New Employees

Orientation Manual
Legal Considerations
Orientation-Employee Information
Orientation Checklist
Individual Development Plan Template


6. Manage Performance

Guide to Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Template
Training Checklist and Skill Assessment Form
Breeding and Gestation Stockperson Training Checklist & Skill Assessment
Progressive Discipline Process

7. HR Starter Kit Workshop Guides

Facilitator Guide
Participant Guide
Employee Care in Production Workshops Presentation (coming soon)


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