Paying your sub-contractors and workers on time is vital to ensure that they can pay their own bills and remain available to work with you. If your company has traditional slow invoicing payment processes, your subcontractor and workers may have to wait for up to 30 days before they get paid. This could cause them serious cashflow problems for them which could result in work stoppage or them going elsewhere to work.
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It’s been a year like no other, and for many Grafters, money is more tight than ever over a year into the pandemic.
We know how tough things can be, and we wanted to do something about it. So we’ve teamed up with Collective Benefits to provide Grafters with benefits. Paid for by us, and designed exclusively for you.
There are a number of ways to find labourers and workers for your business. As the world has become more ‘digital’ there are some new online ways to find labourers, as well as the more established and traditional ways. So what’s the best way to find labourers these days?
Digital disruption in the construction industry is escalating rapidly, with new tech adoption changing fields such as BIM, advanced project management and even robotics. But one area which digitisation is transforming most notably, and with immediate effects, is in the construction workforce supply.
The problem with a traditional temp agency is that there is a very high overhead in managing the jobs. Especially relatively to the value of short-term work. A temp agency has to employ lots of people to call around to find and organise the worker. The staff have to manage contracts and all the other paperwork.
Not every senior enjoys having unlimited free time when entering into retirement age. In fact, nearly 20 percent of those 65 and older were participating in the workforce during the second quarter of 2017. The stereotype that all older individuals revel in retirement isn’t something that statistics seem to reaffirm.
In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about labour shortages across the construction industry. There have been several initiatives put in place to encourage more workers to join the construction workforce, and while these are now bearing fruit, unfortunately there has been a negative knock-on impact on the landscaping sector.
If you’re running a business and need to find workers for short-term work, Grafter is exactly what you need. Temporary workers make it easy to complete one-off projects. Or quickly find a replacement for an employee who has left. Once your need for them has ended, there’s no need for piles of paperwork. Or the expense of laying someone off.