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We love helping our candidates ace their job search, so have put together a collection of resources that we think might prove rather handy – from nailing your CV to boosting your confidence in interviews.

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A whole host of useful stuff

We’re slowly building up a list of guides and articles to help you in your job search – take a browse through some of them below.

Or you can search our whole site here if you’re looking for something in particular.

Got questions? We’ve got answers

If you still have questions after wading through this lot then just give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll get back to you.

External Information

https://www.gov.uk/agency-workers-your-rights/your-rights-as-a-temporary-agency-worker

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/rights-at-work/agency-workers/agency-workers-what-you-need-to-know/

https://archive.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1873

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HOLIDAYS AND SICK LEAVE

If you are unable to go to work because of sickness or compassionate reasons then you must tell your contact at Dart and your line manager at the earliest possible opportunity, no later than one hour before work begins. You may need to leave a message if it’s very early in the morning.

All Dart employees are entitled to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Under this rule, you will need to complete a self-assessment form, in order receive SSP from the fourth day of illness.

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Possibly. In certain circumstances, we may be able to organise non-paid leave; just give us a ring to see if this can be arranged.

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You will see on the app or on your online portal a side note for holiday. From here you can enter the dates that you would like holiday pay for and how much you would like to be paid. Alternatively, you can enter the hours that you would like holiday pay for on your timesheet, using the rate type “holiday”

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We now request that all new workers joining employers or attending site for interview, complete a short questionnaire regarding coronavirus to help reduce the spread. Whilst in our employment we request that you let us know as soon as you or any member of your household develop symptoms .

We are able to pay you statutory sick pay if a health professional has advised you to self isolate.

For latest information on Coronavirus please view the Welsh Government website https://gov.wales/coronavirus

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Yes – all PAYE temporary employees working through Dart get the statutory 28 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays). Your holiday pay accrues in relation to the number of regular hours (not overtime) you work – it is currently calculated at 12.07%, so roughly speaking you earn one hour of holiday for every day you work. All work and no play is no good for anyone, so we strongly recommend you enjoy using up all your holiday.

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Money

We are required by Government to automatically enrol you in a work place pension scheme. the one we use is called NEST. You can opt out of this. It may be that you do not fit the criteria for deductions but all information will be sent to you when you are set up on our payroll system

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Yes! Once we have finalised our pay run on a Wednesday, an email will be sent out to you, notifying you that you can login to our Sage portal to view the payslip. If you save the payslip as a PDF, your holiday balance can be viewed as a holiday fund b/f balance

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Often we receive queries about tax codes and the amount of tax we deduct.

When you start working through us, we ask you to complete a HMRC form which allows us to set you up on an appropriate code but we often receive updates from HMRC via electronic messages through the ether to our payroll software which changes the code and the amount of tax deducted. Sometimes you will receive a rebate!

We would highly recommend you set op your own Government Gateway account with them if you haven’t already! You will then be able to see your current tax code, details of your earnings past and present, along with useful things like your state pension prediction and record of national insurance. From here you can query your tax code if you feel you are paying too much!

As always though, give us a shout if we can help with anything!

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You’ll be pleased to know that all our temporary workers are paid weekly. We can’t pay you for work you havent done so you’ll always be working a week ‘in hand’.

Payday is Friday for all our temporary workers. Your payment will go directly into your bank account as if by magic.

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Timesheets

You will be sent a link to login to the timesheet portal. From here you can enter your hours each week and then submit your timesheet to your line manager for approval.

Please make sure that you submit your hours into the correct date slot! A common mistake is to enter hours into the wrong week.

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