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Personnel Record

Employers keep personnel records for a variety of reasons:

  • It is required by law.
  • It allows them to track absence levels, staff turnover, sickness, accidents, lateness, discipline, etc, and take appropriate and timely action.
  • It ensures that workers receive their correct pay, holidays, pension and other entitlements and       benefits.
  • It can help monitor fair and consistent treatment of staff, for example in relation to promotion and discipline, and for worker development purpose.

It can provide a defense for the employer if legal issues arise.

For further recommendations on documents to include in personnel files, visit the following website(s):

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