A Work Placement agreement Is An Agreement Between Host And TravellerA work placement agreement is not a legal document or binding agreement. It is a ‘Gentleman’s Handshake’ confirming that you have both agreed on what work has been offered, and what will be given in return. If you break your agreement and the traveller arrives to find no work, when they cancel the work placement, a thumbs down will appear on your profile. Below is an explanation of how you set up and complete a work placement.
Find & Contact a TravellerYou can find travellers using Work Search, but generally they will find you and will apply for one of the work placements you have made in a work posting on your profile.
Create a Work Placement AgreementOnce you have come to an agreement, go to their profile and click the “request a work placement with this traveller” button. The traveller might do this before you and you will receive a message saying you have been requested a particular work placement from traveller x from a specific work posting. Either way, when the second party clicks and agrees to the work placement, it is then set.
- This might seem more complicated than other volunteer services, but if you read the complaints from hosts in their forums, you will see that spending a few minutes being clear with the traveller what you both agree to do and having an agreement to confirm this will make all the difference.
- Travellers will know that if they do not show up on time, they will get a thumbs down on their profile and if they have worked hard and gained several good reviews, they will make sure this does not happen. It sorts the hard working travellers who want to get on in life from the ones that are drifting through the world without a care.
Put Them to Work!Once you have agreed to the work placement, you need to keep your word. The traveller turns up and does the work and you provide what you said you would. When all is done, click on “end work placement”.
If They Don’t Show UpIf they do not show up, or they you call at the last minute to say they are not coming, click “cancel” on the listing in the work placement section in your profile. This will give you or the traveller a thumbs down, depending on who broke the deal.
Leave a ReferenceWhen the work is done and you have clicked on “end work placement”, you are asked to leave a reference for the traveller. They may well have already left you a reference, but you will not see it until you have sent yours. This keeps each side from writing ‘revenge’ reviews if one of you receives a review that is not as good as you had hoped.
- References are at the core of Working Traveller and over time will make all the difference when you are looking for reliable travellers with the skills you need – and they will also make a huge difference to your business as well.
- When you have 10 references with an average rating higher than 8, travellers will see this and will want to come and work for you rather than for hosts that have lower ratings.
- Ebay, Trip Advisor and many other networks all have references at the core of what they do and they make the difference to the hosts who work hard to have the best references. Working Traveller is no different.
- Once you have completed a few work placements the system will become clear and easy to use and the power of Working Traveller will be realised.