What should my employer expect of me?

As we know, getting the job is one thing, but keeping it is another. Most employers understand the benefits of training and retaining staff but do we, as employees, understand how our behaviour can help us be a valuable worker and maintain our much wanted employment. Talent Match Staffordshire top 5 tips on keeping a

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Expectations in the workplace

The workplace should be somewhere you can go to feel safe and able to deal positively with the situations and environment around you. With that in mind employers have a big responsibility to make sure that they take care of all the health and safety needs of their employees. So for your first day on the job,

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Contracts

If you are employed then you are entitled to a contract that will include a list of terms and conditions. Make sure you ask for one and read it well! There are many different types of contracts and you can view the requirements of these on the direct gov website; https://www.gov.uk/contract-types-and-employer-responsibilities All employees have statutory

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Youth Action Team – My experience

Hi my name is Matthew Gilbert and I have been volunteering with Talent Match for over 8 months, Talent Match is a nationally based Lottery funded organisation who’s aim is to get young people into work , education or training or get them into the right volunteering opportunities. Talent Match is aimed at young people

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Salaries and Wages

Payday. There isn’t a word within the workplace that can create so much happiness in such a short space of time. But how much can we expect to earn? Pretty much all employed workers are entitled to minimum wage, with apprentices entitled to slightly less. You can find current information about salaries and wages here; https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

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Robin developed a great CV and covering letter

Robin’s self-esteem and confidence greatly suffered because he was constantly getting turned down for work. After seeing an advert in their local volunteer centre to become a Youth Action Team member at Talent Match Staffordshire, Robin decided it would be a good opportunity to try. After contacting the Talent Match Staffordshire Co-ordinator, Robin was invited

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Talent Match Case Study – Aron.

Aron was a high achiever at school, good qualifications at college and part time work – this young person’s prospects started well. However things took a turn for the worst as they began to suffer from an illness and found themselves unemployed. Lacking confidence and unsure of what do, Aron contacted Talent Match Staffordshire who

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Talent Match Case Study – Becca

A local Job Centre recommended Becca found out more about Talent Match Staffordshire. Becca really wanted to find a job and had just been through the Job Centre work programme. Straight after Becca had been told about Talent Match Staffordshire she walked down to their local office and met up with the Talent Match Co-ordinator.

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