4 Simple Ways to Reward Your Staff

Staff managers have a crucial – and often under appreciated – role in event staffing, but when it really comes down to it, it’s the field staff who make or break the event. Their performance on the ground is a reflection of their own maturity, dedication, work ethic and personality, but these factors can also fluctuate depending on their level of …

Starting a Staffing Business

Watu has joined hands with many agencies starting a staffing business over the years, and it’s been a real treat to see them grow from an idea to a thriving reality. ​As can be expected, we’ve picked up some useful knowledge along the way for others starting a staffing business, so we thought we’d share it around. Building a Website …

Is Getting Hit On Part of the Game?

“Can I film you saying happy birthday for a friend in France?” asked the guy in the conference. “Sure” I replied; after all what’s the harm in my face being sent across the world to wish a happy birthday. But as the guy took a few big steps backwards and aimed his camera phone slightly lower, it made me cringe …

Clearing Your Staffing Books

Most agencies do an occasional clearance of their books in order to retain only the active, engaged, and ready-to-work staff, whilst opening up the doors for fresh talent to join. But how do you know who is reading your emails and logging in regularly, vs disconnected staff who have long forgotten about their accounts? As we know Watu inside-out, back-to-front and…well, …

F.lux for Better Sleep

Your work may be keeping you up at night, but not for reasons you may think. Ever go to take care of a last minute email late at night? Or log on just to make things are ok before slipping into bed? If so, by simply looking at your computer screen, you’re straining your eyes and resetting your internal sleep …

Recruiting University Staff

Fun, flexible work requires employees who match the job description. Universities are a fantastic source of temporary staff, keen for non-rigid schedules and with enthusiasm to boot, students fit the promo model brilliantly. So, how exactly do you go about recruiting students? First let’s think about what they want: To represent cool, fun brands. When advertising to students, think carefully …