The unfamiliarity that goes with stepping into the world of work could be taken down a notch or two by new Acas guidance.
‘New to work’ fills new recruits in on some employment law basics. It’s a neat summary of key areas including contracts, the National Minimum Wage, dealing with problems at work, and sickness and absence. It also contains a section on behaviour outside work, and on using social media.
It can be easy to forget that, for many new employees, their first proper job is their first experience of the formality, rules, and customs and practices of the workplace. Recognising and addressing this could be the best start to any employer/employee relationship.
The guide is available here: