The job application is one of the most powerful documents a business can possess in the employment relationship. It allows the business owner to collect critical information in writing that can be used at the time of applying AND even after someone has been hired. With a compliant and complete application, we learn about job history, wage history, reasons for leaving, special skills, education, and even legal aspects like driving record data, criminal history, and eligibility to work in the US. We also get a release signed off that can serve to cover everything from background checking to future termination activity should we learn about any misrepresentations in the application. In short you should use these whenever possible.