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Sample Human Resources Letters


These sample Human Resources letters provide guidance for common letters you encounter in business and HR. Use these letters to make job offers, thank rejected job candidates, resign from your job, review resume cover letters, say thank you, and provide effective employee recognition. These are sample HR letters.

1. My Favorite Resume Cover Letter

Business woman using notebook
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What's so special about this sample resume cover letter? The letter makes it easy for an employer to quickly see the candidate's qualifications. He has written the letter based on the employer's job posting and highlighted the appropriate, requested job skills, experience, and education. Let this sample cover letter be your guide to an effective cover letter of your own. If you're curious, this is what the employer found helpful and why this cover letter rocks.

2. Job Offer Letters

Shaking Hands - Job Offer Accepted
Copyright Constantin Kammerer
Need a sample job offer letter for your candidate of choice? These sample letters will guide your job offers to employees during all of the phases of their careers: beginning, middle, and executive. They also provide guidance in making a sales job offer. Usually, when you make a job offer, you and the candidate have already negotiated the compensation package and other details. So the job offer letter confirms your agreements.

3. Candidate Rejection Letters

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Sending a candidate rejection letter to the applicants who were not selected for the job is an extra, but positive step, your company can take to build good will with candidates and establish yourself as an employer of choice. A candidate rejection letter may momentarily make the candidate sad, but it's better for both the employer and the candidate to share official notification. Plus, you can indicate whether you have ongoing interest in the prospective employee despite the fact that you had a more qualified candidate for this position.

4. Sample Employee Recognition Letters

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Need some guidance about writing effective employee recognition letters? These recognition letters give you examples of both formal and informal employee recognition. A letter magnifies the recognition in an employee's eyes and they are an appreciated, effective way for a manager or coworker to say thank you.

5. Sample Resignation Letters

Use These Letters to Resign From Your Job
Martin Novak
Are you ready to resign from your job? Resign professionally and don't burn any bridges when you write your resignation letter. This variety of sample resignation letters provides examples that you can use as you write your own letter when you want to give your two week's notice.

6. Thank You Letters Samples for the Workplace

Karen Roach

Need to thank a coworker or boss for their help and consideration? These sample thank you letters provide guides for the letters that you write. Make gratitude an every day happening that permeates your work culture and encourages more shared gratitude.

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