Free HR Templates

Free HR Templates

Welcome to our library of Free HR Templates!

All of these templates are created in commonly used programs so you can edit them to suit your purposes. We will be adding to this resource regularly so remember to check back here if you need other templates. If you’d like to contribute to this library, please email us at

Free Onboarding Checklist Template

Congratulations if you’ve just employed a new team member! To ensure your employee’s start is seamless, we’ve prepared a new hire checklist template to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

Free Onboarding Checklist Template

New Hire Checklist Template

A 52 point checklist to ensure your new team member is onboarded thoroughly, without missing anything!

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Free Recruiting Tools

For seasoned HR professionals, the process of screening and conducting job interviews is usually second-nature. But for those of us that run businesses or specialize in other roles, it’s not always so obvious.

Free downloadable interview guide

Interview Guide

If you’re about to step into an interview, we’ve prepared a quick guide for keeping your interviews on track. Download this and customize to suit your organization. Also see our list of the best interview questions here.

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Applicant Scorecard

Applicant Scorecard Template

Are you looking for an interview scorecard template? This is built into HR Partner, but if you want to use an Excel version, download this here. Also see our article on 5 Ways Interview Scorecards Help Identify Talent.

Excel Document

Recruiting Email Templates

10 Recruiting Email Templates

Much of recruiting involves the simple task of emailing candidates back and forwards! To do this efficiently, setup the key recruiting emails as templates. Use these 10 essential recruiting emails as a guide and customize to make them your own.

Word Document

Free Policy Templates

HR people shouldn’t have to start from scratch every time you want to create a new policy! Here’s we’re building out a library of standard policies that you can take, and make your own. You can download editable versions of these, totally free of charge.

Working from Home Policy

Working from Home Policy

If you’re suddenly finding that you need a Working from Home Policy, we’ve got your back. Download this and customize to suit your organization.

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Free Download: Health & Safety Audit for Remote and Telecommuting Employees

To make it easy to conduct a health and safety audit for employees working from home, we’ve prepared here a template you can take and start using today. Print out the PDF or download the Word version to edit to suit the needs of your organization.

health and safety audit for remote or telecommuting employees

Health & Safety Audit for Remote and Telecommuting Employees

A 4 page checklist to assess any health and safety risks associated with your employees’ remote / telecommuting working environment

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Free Performance Review Templates

To make it easier for small and medium businesses to conduct regular performance appraisals, we’ve prepared here 4 of the most commonly used types of performance reviews. And yes, we’re providing editable versions of these, totally free of charge.

annual performance review template

Annual Performance Review – Long

This is a traditional, long-format performance review that is typically used by many types of businesses. This contains broad questions that are suitable for any position or level. Contains a section for supervisors/managers as well. It is designed to measure the employee’s performance.

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Self Appraisal Form for Review

Annual Performance Review – Self Evaluation

This template is for employees to do a self-evaluation before participating in a performance review meeting. The questions mirror that of the questions on the Review form that the manager should complete. It is typically paired with one of the performance review types above.

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Short Performance Review One Page

Annual Performance Review – Short

As a different option, this template is a much shorter, one-page performance review format for businesses that want to do interim reviews (eg 6-monthly) or expedite the review process. It is not necessarily done in annual/formal manner, but can still gauge everyday performance.

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360 degree review form

360 Degree Feedback Review

For businesses wanting to seek confidential, 360-degree feedback from a sample of the employee’s peers and co-workers, this is a great option. The feedback is tallied and combined by an HR team and shared with the employee’s manager for review.

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Free Checklists

To make it easy to ensure nothing is forgotten with your HR processes, you can use these checklists. Print out the PDF or download the Word version to edit this to suit the needs of your organization.

Job Description Checklist

Job Description Checklist

A one-page checklist to create position descriptions that are contain all the necessary information.

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These HR Templates and be downloaded in different versions – a PDF version, Word Document or Pages Document (for Mac users). If you want to edit them, the Word or Pages versions will be a better option.

We hope these save you some time and help you improve the quality and regularity of your performance reviews! If you know anyone that would benefit from these templates, please don’t hesitate to send them here.