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The Unsung Heroes: The Vital Role of a Labourer in Construction and Beyond

In the vast landscape of industries, the role of a labourer is often overlooked. These unsung heroes play a pivotal role in the success of construction projects and various other sectors. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of a labourer and how their hard work forms the foundation of progress.

Read More November 30, 2023

How to find skilled labour for the construction market

Businesses that work within the construction market face more challenges than most when it comes to finding staff. Sourcing workers with the necessary skills in a quickly changing work environment that often runs through periods of extremely high demand, can leave companies in a tough spot. Paying for qualified workers on a full time basis can be expensive, and once the project ends or work dries up it can mean that their services are no longer required, but their salary may still need to be paid. 

Read More May 12, 2022

Level-up your short-term staffing

Finding short-term staffing easily

Finding short-term workers to help manage heavy workloads or handle large projects requires a dependable solution if a company is to effectively manage its obligations. 

For those businesses that depend on short-term staff, the process of finding, hiring, and retaining reliable help can pose a challenge, with unreliable workers and an uncertain level of dependability. 

Read More March 7, 2022

Hire workers – top tips!

Hire workers for temp jobs securely

There are some important considerations when you are looking to hire workers for temp jobs. Here are our top 10 points to remember… We have also added a few notes on how Grafter can help you with each of the points!
Read More March 23, 2021

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

Grafter workforce supply

How Grafter can help with workforce supply

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.
Read More March 5, 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