New Job? What You Need To Know Before You Accept

New Job What You Need To Know Before You AcceptWhen your new employer asks you if you have any questions, do not say no. Whether you’re at the negotiating table with your new employer or taking a tour of the facility, you need to arm yourself with a multitude of questions to protect yourself from any form of negligence. There are certain precautions that need to be taken when it comes to certain aspects of a new job. A clear majority of people enter their new jobs and go on to have successful careers without any complications. However, that is certainly not the case for everybody. Although unlikely, many people don’t consider these in-depth questions during the hiring process and later reap the detriments of their unfamiliarity. To better prepare yourself, here are questions to ask and what to be mindful of when starting a new job. 

Get a Hard Copy of the Agreement

The whole purpose of getting a job is to be compensated for your services, right? When you negotiate your offer and benefits with your new employer, you should always ask for a copy of the agreement in writing. This way you can review the information, insuring the previous terms of the agreement reflects what is written on the page. Failure to do so could potentially result in wrongful terms. Having a copy can prove any breach of contract if one is taking place.

Get the Proper Training

No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, training is necessary to be successful at whatever it is that you do. Improper training can lead to poor decisions, unhappy customers, increased expenses and low production, all of which can cause the downfall of the company and/or your job. Receiving proper training and knowledge of the location of such documents significantly decreases the likelihood of putting your company and job at risk.

Be Conscious of Working Conditions

As an employee, you should be conscious of the working conditions that you will be exposed to on a weekly basis. You want to be aware of all safety hazards such as physical, chemical, ergonomic and biological hazards that can potentially cause harm. It is crucial to be aware of any safety risks that are being taken so you can practice safe work procedures, maximizing the likelihood of maintaining adequate working conditions.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

As discussed above, it is important to be aware of all safety risks and hazards. In case something does happen, keep in mind your insurance coverage. When you are too injured to perform the duties of your job, you might be entitled to different types of financial support such as worker’s compensation and disability benefits. As an alternative to litigation, worker’s compensation benefits are provided to you when you are injured at work. Most employers are required to carry worker’s compensation to cover injured employees

State disability benefits provide you with weekly benefits if you are injured away from work but cannot work at your normal customary job. Disability benefits are not paid through your employer, but still help to make up for lost income.

The hiring process for a new job can be at times, a long and draining process. In these times, it makes it even more important to be rigorous when gathering necessary information. At TJ Woods, we take pride in establishing a relationship you can trust. Let our expert agents help you to completely understand your insurance coverage when you do land that new job you’ve been working so hard for. Contact us so we can start helping you today!