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Letters of Offer & Examples

A letter of offer is an important aspect when hiring a new employee as it outlines the terms and conditions of the job being offered.

Try to include as much detail as practical in the offer letter while staying mindful of what you as an employer commit to. This document could become a legally binding employment contract should there be any disputes in the future.

The main points to include within the letter are:

- The date of the offer
- The new employee’s name
- The job title or position being offered
- The starting date and probation period, if applicable
- The remuneration as a total package, including superannuation, and frequency and method of payment
- Annual leave, sick leave and maternity/paternity leave
- The hours of work
- The terms and conditions of resignation or termination
- Any confidentiality agreements necessary

Click below for an example:

Example Letter of Offer

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