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Success tips for settling in as a contractor

Guidelines for a contractor

  • Know and share your contact details with, and get the contact details for, both your Account Manager at the Recruitment Company and key people, and stakeholder at the workplace.
  • Remember that your recruitment consultant is paid to support you.
  • Arrive on time for your first day. 15 minutes early is fine, any earlier and they may not be ready for you.
As a temporary employee you are engaged by Harvey John Ltd. You therefore need to inform us if you are unable to attend work for any reason, for example:
  • If you are running late
  • If you have holiday planned (any time period)
  • If you have an interview for a permanent opportunity
  • If you are feeling unwell

Code of conduct

Please ensure that you are aware of, and adhere to, the company policies and procedures within your temporary place of work, especially health and safety, data protection and office conduct. If you are unsure about any aspect concerning your temporary assignment, then please contact your consultant on 01273 820808.

Success tips for settling in as a contractor 

  • Ask your line manager and/or sponsor how they would measure success in your assignment and what challenges you can expect. Have this in mind when setting your own objectives.
  • Be flexible and abaptable; often roles change and flex as the business demands change. 
  • Think solutions through and don’t overstate problems. Communicate, effectively and efficiently.
  • If you have any concerns about the assignment share these with your recruitment consultant as soon as possible. We are experienced in understanding and resolving both small and larger problems. 
  • Build a good relationship with your line manager.
  • Know if they offer any flexibility and what the procedure are for sickness and absence.
  • Never assume always ask.

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