Getting into a new job is always an exciting time. It gives you so much to think about, and you have to start fitting in with new people. The last thing on most people’s minds is boring administration. But, you have to be aware of certain things. And, employers will often try and get away with not providing you with what you need. To help you out, this post will go through what you should be asking from your new employer.
Of course, in a new job, you should always have a contract. Your contract is an agreement between you and the employer. It should outline anything that you agree with the employer. This will include how much you should be paid and when, your holiday entitlement, and much more. By law, your employer has to give this document to you as soon as they can. So, it’s important that you get it from them. Before signing, you need to make sure that you read it through in depth. At this point, if you have any problems with the contract they are offering, you can ask for it to be changed. This process should be a two-way exchange, with both of you as part of the process.
Certain industries are dangerous to work in, and present risks to employees. For these reasons, it’s important to make sure that you’re insured. Even if the only risk to you is very minor. If you get injured at work and aren’t able to make money for a period, you need to make sure that your employer is covered to provide compensation. You should also make sure that any vehicle you use is insured correctly. As the driver, you could be responsible for using the vehicle without insurance, even if you don’t own it. For example, to delivery packages you need both courier van insurance and regular van insurance. So, it’s worth being very careful in these circumstances.
A lot of jobs provide you with other benefits, as well. Certain jobs will help you to get a bike much cheaper than you would usually. And, others may provide you with a great pension scheme. These factors of a job could be just as important to you as the monthly paycheck, so it’s a good idea to ask about them. Employers may not be upfront about the other benefits of your job. So, you could miss out if you don’t ask about them. In some places, your employer may be required by law to give you certain benefits. So, it’s worth making sure that you’re aware of the law in your area.
Your relationship with your employer is a two-way thing. You can’t expect them to lay out all of this information if you’re not prepared to ask for it. In most cases, information is usually withheld as the result of forgetfulness. Which is understandable, in this busy world.
Hopefully, this will help you to get into your new job a little more comfortably. Your new employer will most likely be very open with most of this information. But, if they’re not, you can usually seek free advice from your government.