Presentation on theme: "Chapter 6 Beginning a New job"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 6 Beginning a New job Workforce EssentialsMs. Baumgartner
2 6.1 Your First Day at WorkAnxiety is the state of feeling worried or uneasy, usually about something that may happen in the futureYou may have anxiety about your new job, try to relaxRemember! You were hired because the employer believed YOU were the best person for the jobYour employer wants you to succeed and understands it will take time for you to learn the company’s rules and procedures
3 6.1 Your First Day at WorkLarge companies usually have a formal employee orientation programTraining for a new employee on a company’s policies and proceduresThey can orient (train) several employees at onceSo all receive same informationOther companies might send you somewhere else for training immediatelySmall organizations may have you shadow an experienced employee for the day
4 5-1 AssessmentName 2 things to remember to help relieve pre-employment anxietyWhat are 2 reasons by big companies conduct employment orientation programs
5 6.2 Workplace ManagementDuring your first days, you will learn how the company is organized and what the written rules are. Also:How workplace is laid outWhere your work station isHow to keep track of how many hours you workWhere to look for posted work schedulesWhat to do if you have questionsAll organizations, including schools, have lines of authority and responsibilityAuthority is the power or rank to give orders and make assignments to othersResponsibility deals with the duty to follow an order or carry out a work assignment
6 6.2 Workplace ManagementThe flow of authority/responsibility can be shown in an organization chart(Example) Page 83Each person or group of workers in an organization does different tasksPresident/Manager delegates tasks to people (assigns tasks to lower ranking people)Each level in the organization is responsible to another level—reports to another personWhen you begin work, you will be given a job title
7 6.2 Workplace ManagementIf you start out in an entry-level position, you will probably have a lot of responsibility and little or no authorityAnswering to a supervisor or boss is called reporting to authorityFormal reporting: based on rankInformal 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 6.2 Workplace ManagementMost companies have written policies and rulesThese ensure all employees are treated fair and equallySome rules are required by state and federal lawsOthers are required to promote good morale and positive working relationshipsmood or spirit, such as the attitude and emotion of employees
9 6.2 Workplace ManagementFormal rules often appear in a company policy manual (booklet given to new employees)(Example) Page 84Common items in a policy manual are:Pay rates & benefitsAttendance & punctualityLeaveWork schedule/RecordsExpenses 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 6-2 CheckpointWhich is more important to a new hire: authority or responsibility? Why?What is the difference between formal and informal reporting?What 2 purposes do written policies/rules serve in a company?What should you do if a subject of interest is not covered in a policy manual?
11 6.3 Supervisors & Form W-4On the job, unless you are self-employed, you will work under the direction of a supervisorwill be responsible for your training and seeing that you learn the company rulesHe/she will observe how well you perform on the job
12 6.3 Supervisors & Form W-4Start off on the right foot with your supervisor by doing the followingUse your supervisor for communicationAsk the supervisor for directionDon’t ask for or expect special treatmentAccept and use the supervisor’s suggestions
13 6.3 Supervisors & Form W-4 Every worker MUST pay federal income tax Your employer will take income tax out of every paycheckThe amount of tax withheld depends on 3 things:Amount of $ you earnMarital status# of allowances, or tax exemptions, you are entitled to claimA single person is entitled to 1 allowance
14 6.3 Supervisors & Form W-4On form W-4, you will provide info about your marital status and # of allowances you are entitled to(Example) Page 88Some people may be exempt from tax withholdingsthey do not have to pay taxesPeople who earn less than a certain amount of $ in a year are usually exempt
15 6-3 Checkpointhow is the job of a student similar to a job of a paid employee? Name 2 waysWhat are 4 ways to start a good relationship with an employer? Briefly explain eachWhat 3 things determine how much tax is withheld from your paycheck?