10 things you should know about finding the perfect job or candidate
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- It is estimated that 70% of jobs are filled without ever being advertised.
- If you want to register with an agency you will need to be able to supply your CV, Photographic ID to show your right to work in the UK and visas if necessary, your National Insurance number and two referees that can be contacted, if you want temporary work you will also need to bring your bank details with you.
National Minimum Wage (as of 1st October 2011)
£6.08 - the minimum wage for workers aged 21 and over
£4.98 - the minimum wage for workers aged 18-20years old
£3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
- In 1973 it was made unlawful for agencies to charge before finding you work except in both the entertainment and modelling industries when it was made unlawful in 2004.
- Be aware employers are now checking out potential candidates on Myspace, Facebook and YouTube to check out what you are up to at the weekend if you are a current job seeker please also ensure you email address isn't giving too much away about your pastimes.
- Age regulations came into force in October 2006. Everyone is covered by the legislation except the regular armed forces, full and part time reservists and unpaid volunteers.
- It is estimated that employees waste an estimated 31 hours per year per employee on deleting junk mail - that equates to a full working week per year per employee.
- Only 50% of graduates are expected in to stay in their first job for over three years.
- It is estimated that up to 40% of workers regularly visit the auction site eBay during the working day.
- A survey has found that more than one in two employees strongly regret accepting the new job immediately after starting; 26% of voluntarily leave within the first month of employment usually citing poor treatment as the prime reason; 59% of new recruits are left to their own devices on the first day of work, 12% had been refused entry to the premises because they weren't expected, 46% are not allocated a desk, 67% did not have an e-mail address and 46% said they were given no training during the first week.