Can employers keep your tips

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Can my employer keep my tips?

This is a question that’s been voiced a lot recently. There’s been an increase in public outcry ever since it was revealed in 2015 that some employers take up to 10% of the tips their employees are earning. In this post, we outline the government’s current discussions regarding the implementation of new laws to regulate this kind of exploitative practice within the hospitality industry.

Blue-collar Vs white-collar

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Blue-collar Vs white-collar – what’s the difference?

We’ve all heard the terms ‘blue-collar’ and ‘white-collar’ when searching for jobs or workers, but what do these terms actually mean?
In general terms, the majority of white-collar work is done from the comfort of an office performing professional, managerial and administrative work.

Managing Health and Safety Onsite

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4 Tips to Help You Manage Health and Safety Onsite

Whatever sector you work in, health and safety is a big part of running your business. But for the second year in a row, the construction sector has had more fatalities than any other industry. So, it’s vital that you do all you can to reduce risk as much as possible.

Summer holiday work

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The easy way to find summer holiday work

If you are a student in need of work over the summer, then Grafter is perfect for you.

Grafter is an easy to use online service for finding short-term casual work such as summer holiday and seasonal work. If you need some work and cash to pay off debts or to top-up your student finances, look no further!

Saving Time With ‘Countingup’

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Countingup for Self-Employed

Time is precious, especially for people running a small business. To save time, many self-employed sole traders and landlords use their personal bank account for their business transactions. By doing this are creating problems down the line, which costs them even more time.  The reason for using a personal account is that it is often faster and much less hassle than opening a business account with a High Street bank but there is a better way…

Reducing Temp Staff Costs

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Reduce Your Temp Staff Costs with Grafter

Grafter uses a new model for hiring temporary workers which can dramatically reduce your temp staff costs. Grafter only charges 7.5% (+ VAT) where traditional temp agencies can charge anything up to 50%.

Becoming Self Employed

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Top Tips For Becoming Self Employed

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, read our guide

Becoming self-employed is a huge step to take, it’s exciting, scary and everything in-between. There are a lot of things to consider when going self-employed, it’s okay to feel a little overwhelmed by it all. So, if you’re considering self-employment grab a coffee and spend five minutes reading our top tips.

Overcoming Worker Shortages?

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How Do Farms Overcome The Brexit Worker Shortage?

Brexit is happening, and whether you are for or against it, there is no denying that the result is having an impact on our economy. The farming sector has been struggling since the announcement in June 2016.  

Finding Flexible Workers

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Finding Flexible Workers Just Got A Lot Easier

10,000 Users Sign Up To Grafter!

Two tech entrepreneurs launch Grafter.Digital service bringing flexible workers to business. Grafter is a new and easy digital solution for businesses to rapidly engage project, short-term and seasonal workers. The concept was conceived by Tom Cape and co-founded with Richard Knight in June 2017.

More Flexible Working!

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It’s Time For More Flexible Working!

Technology Is Fundamentally Changing Traditional Ways Of Working. Look around you, how many of your peers are working in a traditional way these days, or how many of them are talking about making a change in the way they work?