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Could sharing be caring in promotional staffing too?

The promotional staffing industry has a big elephant in the room and it’s trumpeting loud and clear, but we’re not really listening. Or maybe, we’re even trying to muffle it. Every agency says it has the best staff and indeed they often do. But these fantastic field staff are not unique to each agency. Rather, especially in a location as …

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Making the switch from brand ambassador to campaign manager

Whilst there are some who are perfectly content in their current roles, there will always be others who wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. Or maybe we should say, there some folk thinking of leaving the grassy fields of experiential staffing behind for the cosy interiors of the management office. Perhaps you’ve seen the managers swinging …

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Should you be paying staff for their travel time?

Note: This is applicable for UK agencies only and is not legal advice As we’ve discovered with issues like working hours per week and holiday pay, running an agency managing temporary staff can be like wading through a swamp. The information available is thick and murky, and you’re stuck in the middle of it. Not only do agencies have to …

The difference between American and British staffing agencies

There are some stark differences between the US and the UK – the meaning of the word fanny, tea with or without milk, and the ability to laugh at oneself – and, perhaps not as obviously, in the staffing industry as well. But from a country who broke away from the UK based on some disagreements, perhaps that should be …

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Holiday Pay for Temporary Staff

We’re going to be making some changes within UK clients’ Watu accounts with regards to the way holiday pay for temporary staff is displayed. These changes are based on the government’s guidelines and are coming into place so that we can best help our clients to stay within the recommended rules. Currently, clients can only display the total wage for shifts. …

4 Simple Ways to Reward 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 …