A template for an employee form could also contain a portion asking for the employees office extension number. This would probably be part of the form especially in big companies where an employee may be reached by another in a different branch office through phone. The social security number will be part of the template. It will provide the company everything it has to know about the employee. If he has an outstanding warrant of arrest from the police, if he is an outstanding debt, what responsibility he has, what violations he did, etc. Other possible parts of the employee form template are the date of hire of hire of the employee, whether he is on a part time schedule or a full time one, a section where he has to say whether he just graduated or not, his pay rate, etc.
On the other hand, a detriment of using a pre-written template is that it may not handle more complex jobs or specific types of contract projects where there are a lot of detailed deliverables. Obviously, a basic form contract is unlikely to cover all the bases for things like international joint ventures, multi-level sales agency relationships, or insurance services. These are agreements where the costs of an attorney are justified.