How should the employer assess earnings for pensions auto-enrolment if the worker's assessment date is part way through his or her pay reference period?

If the assessment date falls part way through the pay reference period, for example in the case of a new recruit, the employer should assess his or her earnings from that date to the end of the pay reference period. This could mean that a new recruit is not auto-enrolled until his or her next pay reference period as this will be the first time that the worker is assessed on his or her full earnings.