Tips for employers

How to find labourers

The best ways to find labourers

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?
Read More March 8, 2021

Avoid Expensive Agencies

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

Job Options for Seniors Who Still Want to Enjoy Retirement

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.
Read More November 3, 2019

Labour Shortages In Landscaping

Addressing the shortage of landscaping workers

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.
Read More July 3, 2019

Find Workers

The Easiest Ways to Find Workers

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.
Read More March 26, 2019

Employer Reputation

Building a good reputation as an employer

The 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

Self-assessment deadline

Everything you need to know about the upcoming tax return deadline

As 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

Eligible to work in the UK

How to check if people are eligible to work in the UK

If you’re not sure how to check whether your workers are legally permitted to work in the UK, it can be a challenge to find the right information. To keep you clued up with the facts, here’s what you need to ask and check for in order to confirm your employee’s right to work in the UK.
Read More January 18, 2019

Farm Safety

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

Need to know – CSCS Cards

https://app.grafternow.com/#/signupApplying for CSCS cards

As 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