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How to run a business on Black Friday

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Running a business on Black Friday

If you run a retail business the growing trend for Black Friday sales will be an important part of your annual business cycle. Just like pumpkin spiced lattes, Black Friday is another of the USA’s imports onto this fair isle.

Shortage in construction workforce

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The 2018 shortage of construction workers in the UK

Labour is a key component of the construction industry. Despite various government initiatives to stimulate the economy through greater investment in infrastructure and the housing market the success of these policies rests with the people that will bring them to life.

Top of the jobs

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Top ten jobs

We’re excited to have processed over 3,500 new jobs through Grafter! The Grafter network has been built to help businesses source project and short-term staff in a multitude of different roles. From hands-on building and construction work through to office based roles, Grafter offers a whole host of work opportunities.

The CSCS scheme

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What’s CSCS?

The Construction Industry Training Board or CITB is the body established for training and managing certifications for the construction industry. The CITB is funded by and works with industry to encourage training, which helps to build a safe, professional and qualified workforce.

Employment law and Brexit

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How Brexit might impact the workforce

There is a lot of speculation around how UK laws will change – if at all – following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU). There are two areas of British law that could impact the workforce – employment and immigration. In terms of immigration laws, we only discuss these briefly in this article. And before we do, it’s good to note that there will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK until 2021.

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…