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Tips for Drafting Preemployment Offer Letters

Question: Looking forward to 2022, I anticipate hiring more employees and am curious what to include in our offer letter to potential new employees? Answer: Offer letters are a valuable way to inform a potential new employee about their new job and the conditions of employment.  A properly written offer letter can minimize later misunderstandings about the…

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