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Workforce Essentials Ms. Baumgartner.  Anxiety is the state of feeling worried or uneasy, usually about something that may happen in the future  You.

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1 Workforce Essentials Ms. Baumgartner

2  Anxiety is the state of feeling worried or uneasy, usually about something that may happen in the future  You may have anxiety about your new job, try to relax  Remember! You were hired because the employer believed YOU were the best person for the job  Your employer wants you to succeed and understands it will take time for you to learn the company’s rules and procedures

3  Large companies usually have a formal employee orientation program  Training for a new employee on a company’s policies and procedures  They can orient (train) several employees at once  So all receive same information  Other companies might send you somewhere else for training immediately  Small organizations may have you shadow an experienced employee for the day

4 1. Name 2 things to remember to help relieve pre-employment anxiety 2. What are 2 reasons by big companies conduct employment orientation programs

5  During your first days, you will learn how the company is organized and what the written rules are. Also:  How workplace is laid out  Where your work station is  How to keep track of how many hours you work  Where to look for posted work schedules  What to do if you have questions  All organizations, including schools, have lines of authority and responsibility  Authority is the power or rank to give orders and make assignments to others  Responsibility deals with the duty to follow an order or carry out a work assignment

6  The flow of authority/responsibility can be shown in an organization chart  (Example) Page 83  Each person or group of workers in an organization does different tasks  President/Manager delegates tasks to people (assigns tasks to lower ranking people)  Each level in the organization is responsible to another level—reports to another person  When you begin work, you will be given a job title

7  If you start out in an entry-level position, you will probably have a lot of responsibility and little or no authority  Answering to a supervisor or boss is called reporting to authority  Formal reporting: based on rank  Informal reporting: reporting to a specific person for a temporary time period (during a special project)  Be aware of the chain of command and who you need to report to

8  Most companies have written policies and rules  These ensure all employees are treated fair and equally  Some rules are required by state and federal laws  Others are required to promote good morale and positive working relationships  mood or spirit, such as the attitude and emotion of employees

9  Formal rules often appear in a company policy manual (booklet given to new employees)  (Example) Page 84  Common items in a policy manual are:  Pay rates & benefits  Attendance & punctuality  Leave  Work schedule/Records  Expenses and reimbursements (pay back $$ spent)  Due process (right to be notified of a complaint against you and state your case before decision)  Probation & review (trial period where performance is observed and evaluated

10 1. Which is more important to a new hire: authority or responsibility? Why? 2. What is the difference between formal and informal reporting? 3. What 2 purposes do written policies/rules serve in a company? 4. What should you do if a subject of interest is not covered in a policy manual?

11  On the job, unless you are self-employed, you will work under the direction of a supervisor  will be responsible for your training and seeing that you learn the company rules  He/she will observe how well you perform on the job

12  Start off on the right foot with your supervisor by doing the following  Use your supervisor for communication  Ask the supervisor for direction  Don’t ask for or expect special treatment  Accept and use the supervisor’s suggestions

13  Every worker MUST pay federal income tax  Your employer will take income tax out of every paycheck  The amount of tax withheld depends on 3 things:  Amount of $ you earn  Marital status  # of allowances, or tax exemptions, you are entitled to claim  A single person is entitled to 1 allowance

14  On form W-4, you will provide info about your marital status and # of allowances you are entitled to  (Example) Page 88  Some people may be exempt from tax withholdings  they do not have to pay taxes  People who earn less than a certain amount of $ in a year are usually exempt

15 1. how is the job of a student similar to a job of a paid employee? Name 2 ways 2. What are 4 ways to start a good relationship with an employer? Briefly explain each 3. What 3 things determine how much tax is withheld from your paycheck? 6-3 Checkpoint

16  Notes/Checkpoint Questions  Chapter 6 Review 4, 6-18, 21  Worksheets  Company policies and rules (my page 84)


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