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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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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 …

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Country names in staffer search

Watu is global, and sometimes this has unexpected consequences on your workflow – like searching for a location that has namesakes elsewhere in the world. To help dodge these mix-ups, we’ve added a tiny tweak to the search box that automatically adds the name of your home country to your location queries. Suppose you searched for staffers near a place …

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New notifications for staffers about expenses

We know that staffers not acting on their expense claims is a challenge to many of our customers. To help alleviate it, we developed two new alerts: Weekly alert about unclaimed expenses. Alert about unfinished expenses. The notifications can be enabled or disabled at two levels: company-wide (by any manager) and staffer-level (by the staffer). A staffer will only be allowed …

Scoring is here!

Today we’re announcing the implementation of scoring. We’re integrating the data from the scores given in the daily sign-off feature to give managers a clearer picture of the staff they are working with. From now on, managers will see a number and a small chart on their staffer profiles. The number is a score for the staffer based on their …

Mass message your staff

If you click on “active” you’ll notice something different in Watu today. The Message action is enabled even though no staffer is selected. This is new. This is the number one requested feature for Watu and today it’s finally available to all users: mass mailing staffers. If you click on Message without selecting any staffers you’ll get a slightly different …