Make your first day at work count

After weeks or months of job searching, starting a new job can be both exciting and daunting. First impressions count, so it’s important to make the most of your first day in a job – Take a look at our top tips for making your first day count.

Make sure you prepare accordingly. Plan exactly what you’d like to wear on the day and make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

Make friends. They’ll be a lot to take in on the first day, but make sure you introduce yourself to everyone you meet, be polite and friendly, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re unsure.

Make notes. Take a notepad with you wherever you go – and make notes. You can’t be expected to remember everything, but taking notes of what you learn shows initiative and interest.

Learn the house rules. Find out where you can get a good coffee, the house keeping rules and where all of the facilities are. You don’t want to be caught short!

Do your best. That’s all anyone can ask for – Try to learn as much as you can on your first day, make a good impression, and enjoy your brand new career!

For more information about our latest vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your organisation, contact Flexistaff on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Changes to National Living Wage

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the financial year of 2021 – 22, which began official as of 1st April this year – and with a new financial year comes a change to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates.

The National Living Wage and the National Minimum wage rates are paid according to your age. Apprentices are paid the “apprentice” wage if they are 19 or under and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Here are the new rates for this financial year:

Rate from April 2020Rate from April 2021
National Living Wage£8.72£8.91
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.36
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.56
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.62
Apprentice Rate£4.15£4.30

If you require any further information, please visit GOV.UK to find out what you’re entitled to.

For more information about our current vacancies, contact Flexistaff on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.