Tips for employers
Avoid Expensive Agencies with Hidden Mark-up!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.
Read More December 20, 2019
Job Options for Seniors Who Still Want to Enjoy RetirementNot 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.
Read More November 3, 2019
Addressing the shortage of landscaping workersIn 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.
Read More July 3, 2019
The Easiest Ways to Find WorkersIf 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.
Read More March 26, 2019
Building a good reputation as an employerThe growing skills shortage in the UK workforce, particularly within the construction industry, has become a significant management concern for many employers. As a result, both small businesses and larger organisations are competing to
Read More January 30, 2019
Everything you need to know about the upcoming tax return deadlineAs the self assessment tax return deadline for 2019 is looming, you may have some questions about what this all means, how and if it affects you at all. The subject of taxes can be a daunting and confusing one
Read More January 25, 2019
How dangerous is farming?Charlotte Smith covered a campaign on the need to improve farm safety back in the late 90s, and yet yesterday she returned to cover the topic again on BBC Radio 4. Since then, actions have been taken to improve farm safety but the statistics aren’t changing. Farming is still the most dangerous job going. And we were reminded of that by the recent fatality of Broughshane farmer, James Gibson.
Read More January 7, 2019
https://app.grafternow.com/#/signupApplying for CSCS cardsAs discussed in our CSCS scheme blog, CSCS cards are a great way for grafters to prove to employers that they have the correct training, qualifications and experience for the job in question. Possession of a CSCS card increases the number of jobs you can apply for. Some job postings may require applicants to hold a certain type of CSCS card before they can even be considered.
Read More December 28, 2018
Sole traders – do you need help with your self employed tax return ?As a sole trader, legally you and your business are one and the same. Acting as the exclusive owner of the business, you’re entitled to keep all profits after tax has been paid. The downside is this means that you’re also liable for any losses and failure to comply with UK tax regulations.
Read More December 18, 2018