A template is a series of steps that describe how to carry out a particular process. It's the blueprint that can be reused every time you need to do that activity.

A task is the name we give to the checklist that is created when you want to perform a process on a specific occasion. 

For instance, you may have a template for recruitment which includes the basic steps such as writing job descriptions, sending out adverts and interviewing candidates. 

The task would be the specific occasion you are recruiting for a role, for example for a Receptionist. The task is where the action of checking boxes takes place.

The task can also be made specific to the type of job you are recruiting for - steps may be added, taken away or amended depending on the requirements for that particular job.

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