Why are employment files so important? (Guest Commentary)

Information management key component of effective HR management
By Howard Levitt and Tanya Neitzert
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

Employee files are fundamental to effective HR management. Proper records document the employment relationship, keep track of business decisions, comply with legislation, create an audit trail and protect the company from litigation.


With an abundance of employee information and rapidly evolving technology, it is essential HR has knowledge of records retention legislation and best practices.